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The INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE (IAS) (Hindi : भारतीय प्रशासनिक सेवा) is the All India
India
administrative civil service . IAS officers hold key and strategic positions in the Union Government , States governments and public-sector undertakings . Like in various countries (for example UK ) following a Parliamentary system
Parliamentary system
, IAS as the permanent bureaucracy in India
India
forms an inseparable part of the executive branch of the Government of India, thus providing continuity to the administration.

Along with the Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service
Indian Forest Service
, the IAS is one of the three All India
India
Services — its cadre can be employed by both the Union Government and the individual States .

Upon confirming to service after probation as Sub-Divisional Magistrate , an IAS officer is given administrative command of entire district administration in the district as District collector
District collector
after four years of service. On attaining the upper levels of Apex Scale, they can go on to head whole departments and subsequently entire Ministries of Governments of India
India
and its states. IAS officers represent Government of India
India
at the international level in bilateral and multilateral negotiations. On deputations they work at Intergovernmental organisations like World Bank
World Bank
and United Nations or its Agencies . IAS officers at various levels of administration play vital roles in conducting free, fair and smooth elections in India
India
under the direction of Election Commission of India
India
and states.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 Recruitment

* 2.1 State Cadres

* 3 Functions of the civil servant/officer * 4 Career Progression * 5 Major concerns and reforms * 6 Notable IAS Officers * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links

HISTORY

“ There is no alternative to this administrative system... The Union will go, you will not have a united India
India
if you do not have good All- India
India
Service which has the independence to speak out its mind, which has sense of security that you will standby your work... If you do not adopt this course, then do not follow the present Constitution. Substitute something else... these people are the instrument. Remove them and I see nothing, but a picture of chaos all round the country. ”

— SARDAR VALLABHBHAI PATEL in Constituent Assembly discussing role of IAS as All India
India
Service.

The former Imperial Civil Service was the highest civil service of the British Empire
British Empire
in British India
India
during British rule in the period between 1858 and 1947. Civil servants were divided into two categories - covenanted and uncovenanted. The covenanted civil service consisted of only white British civil servants occupying the higher posts in the government. The uncovenanted civil service was solely introduced to facilitate the entry of Indians at the lower rung of the administration.

With the passing of the Government of India
India
Act 1919 , the Imperial Services headed by the Secretary of State for India
India
, were split into two – All India
India
Services and Central Services .

At the time of the partition of India
India
and the departure of the British in 1947, the Imperial Civil Service was divided between the new Dominions of India
India
and Pakistan . The part which went to India
India
was named the Indian Administrative Service, while the part that went to Pakistan was named the Central Superior Services of Pakistan .

RECRUITMENT

Prime Minister Modi
Prime Minister Modi
addressing IAS probationers (trainee officers), 2015

IAS officers are recruited from Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission . They are also promoted from State Civil Services and selected from non-state civil service. Unlike candidates selected for other civil services , a person once appointed to the Indian Administrative Service
Indian Administrative Service
or Indian Foreign Service (IFS) becomes ineligible to reappear in Civil Services Examination , because, prior to 1979 a person to be eligible for IAS/IFS had to appear for additional papers but even after the UPSC civil services exam was made common, the status quo was maintained. After getting selected, candidates undergo training at LBSNAA , Mussoorie for IAS.

STATE CADRES

Being an All India
India
service, officers of the IAS are allotted to State cadres at the beginning of their service. They continue to work in that cadre or are deputed to Government of India. There is one cadre for each Indian state, except for two joint cadres: Assam
Assam
–Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh Goa
Goa
Mizoram
Mizoram
–Union Territories (AGMUT). The "insider-outsider ratio" (ratio of officers who are posted in their home states) is maintained as 1:2, with one-third of the direct recruits as 'insiders' from the same state. The rest are posted as outsiders according to the 'roster' in states other than their home states, as per their preference.

Till 2008 there was no system of preference of state cadre by the candidates; the candidates, if not placed in the insider vacancy of their home states, were allotted to different states in alphabetic order of the roster, beginning with the letters A, H, M, T for that particular year. For example, if in a particular year the roster begins from 'A', which means the first candidate in the roster will go to the Andhra Pradesh state cadre of IAS, the next one to Bihar, and subsequently to Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and so on in alphabetical order. The next year the roster starts from 'H', for either Haryana or Himachal Pradesh (if it has started from Haryana in the previous occasion when it all started from 'H', then this time it would start from Himachal Pradesh). This highly intricate system, in vogue since the mid-1980's, had ensured that officers from different states are placed all over India.

The system of permanent State cadres has also resulted in wide disparities in the kind of professional exposure for officers, when we compare officers in small and big and also developed and backward states. Changes of state cadre is permitted on grounds of marriage to an All India
India
Service officer of another state cadre or under other exceptional circumstances. The officer may go to their home state cadre on deputation for a limited period, after which one has to invariably return to the cadre allotted to him or her.

FUNCTIONS OF THE CIVIL SERVANT/OFFICER

Typically the functions of an IAS officer are as follows:

* To implement government policies at grass-root level when posted at field work i.e. as SDM, ADM, DM and Divisional Commissioner
Divisional Commissioner
and act as intermediate between public and government. * To handle the daily affairs of the government, including framing and implementation of policy in consultation with the minister-in-charge of the concerned ministry which requires supervision and proper enforcement at ground realities. * In the process of policy formulation and decision making, when posted at central or state secretariat as Joint Secretary, Principal Secretary, Additional Secretary, Chief Secretary, Secretary and Cabinet Secretary at higher level contribute to the final shape of the policy and/or take a final decision with the concurrence of the minister concerned or the cabinet (depending on the gravity of the issue).

CAREER PROGRESSION

Most IAS officers start their careers in the state administration at the sub-divisional level as a sub divisional magistrate. They are entrusted with the law and order situation of the city along with general administration and development work of the areas under their charge. They proceed to various posts in the State and Central Governments, and also local-self Governments (Municipal Corporations / Zilla Parishads), and Public Sector Undertakings. They also occupy posts in regulatory organizations such as SEBI , RBI . If appointed to Constitutional positions such as Election Commission of India
India
or UPSC or statutory authorities such as Central or State Information Commissions, they are deemed to be retired from service. Some IAS officers are also deputed to private sector organizations under Rule 6(2)(ii) of the All India
India
Service (Cadre) Rules.

GRADE FIELD POSTING(S) POSITION IN THE STATE GOVERNMENT(S) POSITION IN THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SALARY (PER MONTH)

Cabinet Secretary Grade

-

-

Cabinet Secretary of India
India

₹2,50,000

Apex Scale

-

Chief Secretary

Secretary

₹2,25,000

Above Super Time Scale

Divisional Commissioner
Divisional Commissioner

Principal Secretary

Additional Secretary

₹2,00,000

Super Time Scale

Divisional Commissioner
Divisional Commissioner

Secretary

Joint Secretary

₹1,75,000

Selection Grade

District Magistrate

Special
Special
Secretary

Director

₹1,18,500

Junior Administrative Grade

District Magistrate

Joint Secretary

Deputy Secretary

₹78,800

Senior Time Scale

Additional District Magistrate

Deputy Secretary

Under Secretary

₹67,700

Junior Time Scale

Sub-Divisional Magistrate

Under Secretary

Assistant Secretary

₹56,100

MAJOR CONCERNS AND REFORMS

See also: Category: Indian Administrative Service
Indian Administrative Service
officers convicted of crimes

“ The IAS is hamstrung by political interference, outdated personnel procedures, and a mixed record on policy implementation, and it is in need of urgent reform. The Indian government should reshape recruitment and promotion processes, improve performance-based assessment of individual officers, and adopt safeguards that promote accountability while protecting bureaucrats from political meddling. ”

— THE INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE MEETS BIG DATA, CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE

In 2015, it was reported by Government of India
India
that as many as 100 IAS officers have been in the list of corrupt bureaucrats and have come under the CBI scanner for alleged involvement in corruption cases. Further, as per Government of India
India
records, over 1,800 IAS officers deliberately failed to submit details of their immovable assets to federal government for year 2016.

Recently, several Chief Secretaries and Principal Secretaries were arrested in graft cases and laundering. IAS officers have been found amassing disproportionate assets and wealth varying ₹2,000,000,000 (US$31 million), ₹3,000,000,000 (US$47 million) and ₹3,500,000,000 (US$54 million).

In 2017, a former Secretary to Government of India
India
and few other IAS officers were sentenced to jail for the coal allocation scam by a CBI special court in Delhi
Delhi
.

In 2017, it was reported by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions that 24 officers from IAS along with 381 Group A Service officers had been premature retired and granted cut in remuneration. In recent years, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has dismissed few IAS officers for non performance. In 2016, it was reported that Government of India
India
has decided to empower common man to seek prosecution of corrupt IAS officers. Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (DoPT) has accepted to receive requests from private persons seeking sanction for prosecution in respect of IAS officers without any proper proposal and supporting documents.

NOTABLE IAS OFFICERS

Some of the notable members of the service are as follows:-

* Vinod Rai * Mohan Kanda * Nripendra Misra * Ashok Khemka * Durga Shakti Nagpal * Gopalkrishna Gandhi * D Subbarao * T. N. Seshan * Amitabh Kant * D. K. Ravi * Naresh Chandra * T. S. R. Subramanian * U. Sagayam * Upamanyu Chatterjee

SEE ALSO

See also: Category: Indian Administrative Service
Indian Administrative Service
officers

* Special Duty Allowance (SDA)

REFERENCES

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Delhi
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Delhi
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India
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