Before stepping into the IAS Exam Preparation here are the things that every aspirant should be aware :
What is the IAS?
Indian Administrative Services also known as IAS is considered as top notch and popular exam that allows prestigious Grade A jobs in the Government of India. IAS Officers has to hold the key and strategic positions in Union Government, State Government, and PSU's. IAS is one of the three All India Services Exam along with IPS and IFS. To become an IAS Officers, the candidates need to appear for Preliminary Exam followed by Mains and Interview. After the final selection, the candidates need to attend training organized at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.
What is the main function of an IAS Officer?
IAS Officer is top notch position in the government administration of India. The IAS has to handle the major issues of the government that includes designing and formulation of govt policy after consulting concerned ministers. The officers need to travel to the places to analyze the issues and problem of the state. The personal supervision is needed after the disbursement of the funds. IAS officer is collectively responsible for maintenance of law and order, general administration and revenue administration in the area that comes under him. He/she also collect revenue and also act as Courts in matters of revenue.
How many IAS officers are there in India?
According to a statement given by Union Minister Jitendra Singh in March 2017, there are 4,926 IAS Officers in India. The total authorized strength of IAS officers is 6,396. It means that there is a shortage of around 1400 IAS officers in our nation. He also stated that shortage of 900 IPS (Indian Police Service) and 560 IFS (Indian Forest Service) is also a grave problem. Last year, a parliamentary standing committee has expressed serious concern over the shortage of Civil Services Officers. The annual intake of IAS officers by the government is now 180.
- Indian Administrative Service
- Indian Foreign Service
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