If the answer is yes! Then you have started down the path to becoming a member of one of the most respected communities in the country.
The Indian Civil Services, sometimes, referred to as the ‘steel frame’ in the fabric of governance is one of the most challenging and fulfilling careers in India. Its members are responsible for overseeing and administering all government activity and policies.
The four main (and popular) branches under the Union Public Services Commission umbrella are the Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the Indian Revenue Service (IRS).
Once you gain admission to any of these professions, the choice of options and opportunities to choose from are simply amazing. The range can vary from Personal Secretary to Central Government Ministers; deputations to International Organisations like the United Nations, World Bank, the Commonwealth, SAARC, WTO etc. Alternatively you could head up Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and autonomous organisations.
The prestige and the authority are enormous. Like all good things in this life, it must be earned. So it is with the Civil Services. It is one of the most competitive exams in the world with a success rate of only about 1.5%!
To make it through you must be talented, really determined, single-minded and absolutely dedicated. Clarity of thought, logical reasoning and a rational approach to issues and problems are essential requirements to carry out regular tasks or deal with the totally unexpected developments.
You must also be ready to shoulder immense responsibility. Integrity is greatest virtue that every Civil Service Officer must possess. There is no way to measure or value your positive and progressive contribution to our people.
The rewards are huge, satisfaction guaranteed and respect assured.