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.

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