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Various Services under CSE India

Various Services under CSE India

  • There are 24 different Civil Services are filled through Civil Service Examination (CSE) conducted by UPSC.
  • The most popular services are Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS)

All India Civil Services:

  1. Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  2. Indian Police Service (IPS)
  3. Indian Forest Service (IFoS)

Group ‘A’ Civil Services

  1. Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  2. Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS)
  3. Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)
  4. Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)
  5. Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
  6. Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)
  7. Indian Information Service (IIS)
  8. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  9. Indian Communication Finance Services (ICFS)
  10. Indian Postal Service (IPoS)
  11. Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)
  12. Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)
  13. Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
  14. Indian Revenue Service (IRS)
  15. Indian Trade Service (ITS)
  16. Railway Protection Force (RPF)

Group ‘B’ Civil Services

  1. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
  2. DANICS (Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service)
  3. DANIPS (Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service)
  4. Pondicherry Civil Service
  5. Pondicherry Police Service

  1. IAS( Indian Administrative Service):

    The Indian Administrative Service , often abbreviated to as IAS, is an administrative All-India service. It is considered to be one of the two premier civil services of India, because a candidate, once appointed to the IAS, is rendered ineligible to reappear in the Civil Services Examination.

    IAS officers serve in strategic and key positions in the Union Government, States governments and public-sector undertakings.


    • Probation as Sub-Divisional Magistrate.
    • After probation an IAS officer is given the administrative command in the district as District Magistrate and Collector
    • after a few years of service, and normally, after sixteen years of service in some states, an IAS officer heads a whole division in the state, as its Commissioner.
    • On attaining the Apex Scale, IAS officers go on to head whole Departments and Ministries of the Government of India.
    • IAS officers represent the Government of India at the international level in bilateral and multilateral negotiations.
    • On deputations, they work at Intergovernmental organisations like World Bank,International Monetary Fund, Asian Development Bank, and United Nations or its Agencies.
    • IAS officers at various levels of administration play a vital role in conducting free, fair and smooth elections in India under the direction of Election Commission of India.

  2. IFS (Indian Foreign service):

    The Indian Foreign Service is the administrative diplomatic civil service under Group A and Group B of the Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India. It is considered to be one of the two premier Civil Services (the other being the IAS), as appointment to IFS renders a person ineligible to reappear in Civil Services Examination.

    • IFS was created by the Government of India in October 1946 through a Cabinet note.
    • IFS Day is celebrated on October 9 every year since 2011 to commemorate the day the Indian Cabinet created the IFS.
    • Fresh recruits to the IFS are trained at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) after a brief foundation course at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.
    • The service is entrusted to conduct diplomacy and manage foreign relations of India.
    • The Ambassador, High Commissioner, Consul General, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations and Foreign Secretary are some of the offices held by the members of this service.
    • They also head the Regional Passport Offices throughout the country and hold positions in the President's Secretariat and several ministries on deputation. Foreign Secretary of India is the administrative head of the Indian Foreign Service.
    • In addition, they serve at the headquarters of the Ministry of External affairs in Delhi and the Prime Minister's Office.

  3. IPS(Indian police service)

    • The Indian Police Service IPS, is an All India Service for policing It replaced the Indian Imperial Police in 1948, a year after India gained independence from Britain.
    • Along with the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Forest Service (IFS), the IPS is one of the three All India Services — its cadre can be employed by both the Union Government and the individual States.
    • The service is not a force itself but provides leaders and commanders to staff the state police and all-India Central Armed Police Forces. Its members are the senior officers of the police.
    • The training of IPS officer recruits is conducted at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad.

  4. Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service(IP&TAFS):

    The Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service (also known as IP&TAFS) is a Group "A" Central Civil Services of the Union of India. The Service was started in the year 1972 for prudent and professional management of the finances of the Department of Posts and Department of Telecommunications.

  5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS)

    • Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS) is an Indian Central Government service, free of control from any executive authority, under the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
    • The officers of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service serve in an audit managerial capacity, in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department.
    • IA&AS is responsible for auditing the accounts of the Union and State governments and public sector organizations, and for maintaining the accounts of State governments.
    • Recruitment to the IA&AS is through the joint competitive examinations (the Civil Services Examination) and through promotion from the subordinate cadre.
    • Once recruited to the IA&AS, the directly recruited officers are trained mainly at the National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.

  6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) (I.T)

    • The Indian Revenue Service abbreviated as IRS, is the administrative revenue service of the Central Civil Services of the Government of India.
    • The Service functions under the Department of Revenue in the Union Ministry of Finance and is concerned with the collection and administration of the various direct and indirect taxes accruing to the Union Government.
    • IRS comprises two branches - IRS (Income Tax) and IRS (Customs and Central Excise), which are controlled by two separate statutory bodies, viz., Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) respectively.

  7. Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)

    • The Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) is a service established to audit defence accounts . IDAS officers are group "A" Defence civilian officers under the Ministry of Defence.
    • The cadre controlling authority is the Ministry of Defense.
    • The Defence Accounts department serves the three Defence Services, DRDO, Border Road Organisation, Ordinance factories and other inter-services organisations.
    • The Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) is the Head of the Indian Defence Accounts Service and functions as internal Financial Adviser and Chief Accounts Officer to the three Services Chiefs.

  8. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)

    • The Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS) is a civil service of the Government of India.
    • IOFS officers are Gazetted (Group A) defence-civilian officers under the Ministry of Defence. They are responsible for the management of the Indian Ordnance Factories, which provide the defence production capabilities of India.

  9. Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)

    • The Indian Civil Accounts Service(ICAS) one of the Civil Services of India ("Group A"). ICAS functions under the Department of Expenditure in the Union Ministry of Finance.
    • The service was created consequent to the Departmentalisation in 1976 with the purpose of separating Auditing and Accounting functions of the Union Government.

  10. Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)

    • The Indian Railway Traffic Service , abbreviated as IRTS is an organized Group 'A' service (cadre) of the Government of India. IRTS in its present form was reconstituted in 1967.
    • The cadre functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Railways, Government of India. The officers of this service are responsible for administering Railway Transport in the country

  11. Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)

    • The Indian Railway Accounts Service is a Group A Central Service of the Government of India.
    • The officers of this service are responsible for the Accounts and Finance Management of the Indian Railways.

  12. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A

    • The Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) is a cadre of the Group-A services of the Government of India.
    • The officers of this service are responsible for managing the Human Resources of the Indian Railways which has a work force of about 1.4 million employees.

  13. Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’

    • The Railway Protection Force (RPF) is a security force of India entrusted with protecting railway passengers, passenger area and railway property of the Indian Railways .
    • This is the only central armed police force (CAPF) which has the power to arrest, investigate and prosecute criminals. The force is under the authority of Ministry of Railways (India).
    • The Railway Police Service (RPF) is responsible for the security of the railway tracks, personnel and equipment.

  14. Indian Defence Estates Service

    • The Indian Defence Estates Service (abbreviated as IDES) is Civil Service in the Government of India. Its Cadre Controlling Authority (CCA) is the Ministry of Defence.
    • The Ministry of Defence is provided advice on matters related to Defence Lands and Cantonments by DGDE. The Cantonments Act, 2006, its rules and regulations etc. are implemented under supervision of DGDE. The land and building requirement of Ministry of Defence is fulfilled by the Directorate General through acquisitions, requisition or hiring.

  15. IFS Indian Information Services:

    The Indian Information Services (IIS) Officers are controlled by the Ministry of Defence (Directorate of Public Relations). The tasks

    • Managing government's print media, electronic media, advertising agency, Union Ministeries (news desk),act as press advisors
    • Constitute a press party
    • Organise press conferences
    • Control official media
    • Organise festivals (national and international), etc

  16. Indian Trade Service (ITS):

    The Indian Trade Service (ITS), Group ‘A’ Civil Service, was created as a specialized cadre to handle India's international trade & commerce on the basis of the recommendations of the Mathur Committee (Study Team on the Import and Export Trade Control Organization headed by Sri H.C. Mathur, Member of Parliament) in 1965.

    World Trade Organization (WTO), Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs), free trade agreements (FTAs), Special Economic Zones (SEZs), joint study groups (JSGs).

  17. Indian Corporate Law Service:

    • The Indian Corporate Law Service abbreviated as ICLS is the regulatory service for corporate sector in India.
    • It is one of the Central Civil Services (Group A) and it functions under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.
    • The service is entrusted with the responsibility of the implementation of Companies Act,1956, Companies Act, 2013 and The Limited liability Partnership Act, 2008.
    • The overall mandate for the service is empower and regulate the corporate sector for this country and to protect the rights of the investors, especially small investors.