(Article) How IFS officers are groomed by Abhay Kumar

How IFS officers are groomed by Abhay Kumar

Indian Foreign Service (IFS) is unlike any other Civil Service such as Indian Administrative Service (IAS) or Indian Police Service (IPS). An IFS officer spends two-thrid of her career time abroad, and only one third in India at the headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) in New Delhi.

After joining the IFS, for which one has to be generally at the top of the ranking order in Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India, one is sent to the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNA) in Mussorie for training for a period of three months where she is known as Foreign Service Probationer.

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Courtesy: rediff.com