IAS Stand for the Indian Administrative Service. IAS is the most prestigious civil service in which candidates are recruited via exam. IAS Stand for the Indian Administrative Service is the great all-India service to serve society.
UPSC is the only government agency that conducts civil service examination (CSE) every year for all Indian services and various other central civil services.
UPSC CSE is believed to be the toughest exam in the world, in consideration to the exam duration (extends to 1 year), depth of the syllabus and the prevailing competition. Annually, around 1000 vacancies are there for all the 24 services combined. Out of which, only high ranking candidates are commissioned as IAS officers.
After an officer is recruited into the Indian Administrative Service, he/she procures exposure in very diverse roles. An IAS officer can act as a Collector, Additional Collector and District Collector under various sections of the IPCC. Only, the President of India has the power to suspend an IAS officer.
IAS officers not only serve Government of India but also the individual states. They are also stationed to government establishments such as, statutory bodies, auxiliary bodies, regulatory bodies, etc.
IAS officers represent India at the international platform in both bilateral and multilateral negotiations. They are also responsible for the maintenance of law and order, documentation, revenue administration and general administration in the area under them. The main reason for having IAS officers is that they act as an intermediate between public and government by good deliverance and execution skills.
The IAS officers handle affairs of the government which involves drafting, framing, implementing and reviewing policies. An IAS officer has to supervise the implementation of government schemes and policies. He/She is required to consult various departments and elect representatives.
Further, He/She is also responsible for responding to natural calamities, riots and major accidents in their jurisdiction as well as responsible for coordinating relief activities.