First and foremost, an IAS officer is a leader. The officer deployed to various government establishments such as constitutional bodies, staff & line agencies, auxiliary bodies, public sector units, regulatory bodies, statutory bodies and autonomous bodies. In that regard, an IAS officer a part of the permanent bureaucracy of the nation and is an inseparable part of the executive of the Government of India. As such, the bureaucracy remains politically neutral and guarantees administrative continuity to the ruling party or coalition. Officers lead by example. An officer must be willing to personally undertake any task that is assigned to his department.
Over the years, three words have become the hallmark of what it is to be an IAS Officer. Those words are Duty, Honor and Country. No matter what their specific duties are, or where they serve, these three words embody what it is to be an IAS officer.
Full form of IAS
The full form of IAS is Indian Administrative Service and is one of the most prestigious and competitive exams in India. The Union Public Service Commission conducts the IAS exam every year to choose and furthermore recruit eligible candidates to the posts offered by Government of India.
What does an IAS officer do?
An IAS officer is required to consult various departments and elect representatives. An IAS officer is responsible for supervising the implementation of government schemes and policies. An IAS officer is responsible for responding to natural calamities, riots, and major accidents in their jurisdiction.
What is the IAS Exam?
The prestigious IAS Exam was founded in the year 1858 as the Imperial Civil Service. In the year 1950, it was established as the Indian Administrative Service or the IAS. Among all the other Indian administrative posts, the IAS assumes the highest rank both in terms of power and prestige. The Union Public Service Commission or the UPSC is concerned with conducting the IAS exam each year. The candidates qualified may be appointed by the Union/State government directly or may be assigned posts in the district level.
The IAS is a part of the executive branch of the Government of India and is regarded as the permanent bureaucracy. Lakhs of aspiring candidates belonging to different strata and categories of society, attempt the exam each year.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the premier central recruitment agency of the Government of India. The UPSC exam is conducted in three phases: a preliminary examination comprising two objective-type papers (General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II), a main examination consisting of nine essay-type papers, of which two are qualifying and marks from seven are accounted for, and an interview. The preliminary exam is held in May each year, with the main exam and interview held in December. The total duration of the exam is approximately 32 hours. Successful examinees are assigned to Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and other positions, based on their scores.