INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE (IAS)
IAS is topmost service in the civil services exam. Among 100
vacancies only those who secure their position under could make into the IAS
service. IAS officers holds several key positions in the government. During the
normal course of an IAS career, they are posted at the Sub-Division, and
District, and serve in the State Secretariat or as Head of Departments. They
might be posted in the Centre.
The work definition of an IAS
officer would encompass framing, modifying, interpreting and Implementation of
policy matters in the Government of India (i.e. in the ministries).
Implementation entails disbursement of funds, which calls for personal
supervision. In each Ministry you will supervise the allotment and utilization
of funds by the field officers in your Ministry.
Half of an IAS career has spent in the State where they have allocated. During
the initial year of two years probation you will be attached to various
training schools, to the Secretariat and field offices and to a district
collector's office. After the completion probation an IAS be appointed as a Sub
Divisional Magistrate (SDM). Here you will look after law and order, general
administration, revenue work and such developmental work as may be assigned to
you. In the next three scales i.e.. Senior Scale, Junior Administrative Grade
and Selection Grade an IAS have to serve as District Magistrate, Director of any
government department, Chief Managing Director of a Public Sector Unit. In the
supertime scale they appointed as Secretaries or Divisional Commissioners. The
highest post in the State is that of the Chief Secretary. At the top of the
hierarchy of IAS officers is the Cabinet Secretary followed by Secretary/
Additional Secretary, Joint Secretary, Director, Under Secretary and then the
Junior Scale Officers.