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Full form of IAS: Here, we are going to learn about the IAS, full form of IAS, overview, objective, educations qualification to become an IAS, etc.
Submitted by Anushree Goswami, on December 11, 2019

IAS: Indian Administrative Service

IAS is an abbreviation of Indian Administrative Service. It is the highest and most prominent administrative civil service of the Government of India. In Union government and public sector activities or happenings, the strategic positions and the key is carried by the IAS officers. The recruitment of IAS officers happens by the side with IRS, IFS, and IPS through the exam of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The difficulty of the examination is considered very high. IAS is one in three all India services examinations in which the other two are the Indian Police Service (IPS), and Indian Forest Service (IFS). The recruitment of its cadres is happened by central and state Governments. In 1946, IAS was established by law. Indian Imperial Service from 1883 to 1946 was in existence previously from IAS.

IAS full form

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Educational qualification to become an IAS officer

The candidate should be graduated from any renowned university to apply for this prominent job. Union Public Service Commission planned each year the exam of IAS.

Functions of an IAS officer

  • IAS officer preserves law and order and general administration in his operating region.
  • IAS officer manages the daily dealings of the Government.
  • IAS officer operates as Executive Magistrate, Chief Development Officer/District Development Commissioner.
  • IAS officer takes participation in policy creation and decision making.

Following are some of the positions offered to IAS officers during field posting,

  • SDM, Joint Collector, Chief Development Officer (CDO)
  • District Magistrate, District Collector or Commissioner
  • Divisional Commissioner

Following are some of the positions offered to IAS officers during posting in Secretariat of State Government/Central Government,

  • Under Secretary in Government of India
  • Deputy Secretary in Government of India
  • Director in Government of India
  • Joint Secretary to Government of India
  • Secretary to Government of India
  • Cabinet Secretary

Salary Structure of an IAS officer

Grade Position in the State Government(s) or Central government Pay Scale
Cabinet Secretary Grade Cabinet Secretary of India INR 90,000
Apex Scale Chief secretary of states, union secretaries in charge of various ministries of government of India INR 80,000
Above super time scale Principal secretaries/financial commissioners in states, additional secretaries to the government of India INR 67,000-79,000
super time scale divisional commissioner in a division or secretary in state government or position of joint secretary to government of India INR 37,400-INR 67,000 plus grade pay of INR 10000
Selection grade District collector in a district or special secretary in the state government or a director in the central government INR 37,400-INR 67,000 plus grade pay of INR 8700
Junior administrative grade Joint secretary in the state government or a deputy secretary in the central government INR 15,600-INR 39,100 plus grade pay of INR 7600
Senior time scale Chief development officer or municipal commissioner in a district or under secretary in state or O.S.D. in central government INR 15,600-INR 39,100 plus grade pay of INR 6600
Junior time scale Sub-divisional magistrate in a sub-division of a district (entry) INR 15,600-INR 39,100 plus grade pay of INR 5400
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