IAS Officers: Training, Promotion, Power, Retirement

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IAS Officers | Training, Promotion, Power, Retirement

IAS is a dream job for every Indian but few Indian dreams come true. There are many questions flow in anyone mind such as, about IAS officers life, What happens after passing the IAS exam, What is IAS?,  IAS training program, The highest post in IAS service, IAS power, IAS after retirement. So in this blog, we are going to answer each question. Keep reading this blog…

What is An IAS?

IAS (Indian Administrative Service) is the part of the All India Services. The other two parts are the IPS (Indian Police Service) and the IFS (Indian Forest Service).

India follows the parliamentary system. The IAS Officers are an inseparable part of this permanent bureaucracy. the Indian bureaucracy remains politically neutral and gives guarantees administrative continuity to the ruling party.

IAS Officers Recruitment 

Friends, If you have a dream to be an IAS officer then, You must take the Civil Service Exam. UPSC conducts civil service exam every year. Many candidates prepare for the civil service exam. After passing the exam the selected candidates have to report LBSNAA.

 IAS Officers Cadre Allocation Policy

IAS Officers Cadre Allocation Policy

It is the first step after passing the IAS exam. The Department of Personnel and Training allocates cader to IAS officers. The Indian government introduced a new IAS Officers cadre allocation policy in 2017. According to this policy, IAS officers may get their home state. UPSC empowers students to select their zone and cadre. This approach is called “Dherti Putra“. A local citizen understands its state better than any other person. The government of India gives a chance to IAS officers to serve their mother state. There are 26 cadres. These 26 caders are divided into 5 zones.

IAS Officers Training

IAS Officers Training

After completing the selection process, the successful candidates undergo IAS training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNNA) in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. While training an IAS officer is called IAS officer trainees. IAS candidates get three years sandwich training program. The sandwich training program has five-phase.

  • Foundation Course
  • IAS Professional Course phase-1
  • District Training
  • IAS Professional Course phase-2
  • Assistance Secretaryship

Let’s have a brief study of all training phase.

Foundation Course

It is a common training phase for all officers, whether it is an IAS or IPS or IFS or central civil service group A. The course duration is 3 month. It is overall a personality development program for all officers. The object of this training is that Officers must know the fundamental value of administration and develop esprit de corps. This course is knowledge-oriented and develops leadership skills in officers. If an officer is interested then, he may learn a foreign and regional language. While this training program officer may take part in many interesting activities such as Village visiting, Sports, Science debates, and many more. After this phase, only IAS offices stay in LBSNNA and other officers move their training institute.

IAS Professional Course phase-1

The duration of This phase is 22 week. It usually starts in December. In this phase, Officers are given rigorous training in many subjects. This training trains officers to face various administration challenges. In this training phase, Officers learn government work skills and rules and regulation. This phase is divided into three sub-phase.

  • Winter Study Tour, 7 Week
  • Academic Instruction Tour, 12 Week
  • Block Leave, 1 Week

Winter Study Tour 7 Week

This Tour is also called Bharat Darshan. In this phase, Officers are divided into small groups. LBSNNA attaches those group with PSU, Government offices, Private sector industries, Arm forces, Municipal bodies, Tribels areas and other government agencies.

 Academic Instruction Tour 12 Week

After completing 7 Week Winter Study Tour, IAS trainees come back to LBSNNA. IAS officer trainees have some knowledge of administration challenges. To face those challenges, it is time to teach them academic instruction. this is more than four hundred hour teaching programme. In this instruction, IAS trainees are taught

  • Basic Economic Principles and Indian Economic
  • Indian Law (IPC and other Applied Law)
  • The Indian Constitution and Political Concepts of India.
  • Behaviour Approach and Management
  • Public Administration

LBSNNA experts’ faculties along with a team of specialist teach those subjects.

District Training

This is a 52-week training programme. The object of the district training programme is to make IAS more efficient. An IAS takes districts training in his allocate cader. It is a part of the sandwich training program, which was introduced in 1969. While this training program, An IAS trainee has to work under many departments of the allocated district such as collector office, Municipal office, Gram Panchayat. A undergo IAS trainee has to work from subordinate staff level to head of any department while District training. Senior officers give him any target and challenge to improve his interpersonal and leadership skill.

IAS Professional Course phase-2

All IAS trainees come back to LBSNNA to complete professional course phase-2. This phase duration is approximately 5 to 6 week. In this training program, IAS trainees share their views and experience of district training. The previous batch IAS also are invited to share their views about administrative challenges. A part of this training programme there is a foreign tour where IAS trainees get the experience of foreign policies.

After completing this phase, IAS trainees get the master degree of public management from Jawahar Lal Nehru University.

Assistance Secretaryship

Assistance Secretaryship became the part of IAS training in 2015. In this training, IAS trainees are temporally appointed in different ministries. It is an opportunity for all IAS trainees to experience high-level Indian administration. A part of this training, An IAS trainee works as an assistant secretary and get a chance to meet top-level decision-makers such as cabinet ministers, The President of India, The Prime Minister of India.

 The Highest Post in IAS

The highest post for IAS is Cabinet Secretary. The first cabinet secretary was N. R. Pillai 1953 and the present cabinet secretary is Rajiv Gauba.

IAS Officers Power

IAS Officer Power

It is said,” You need power to full fill your responsibilities”. When IAS officers start his career. They have sufficient power to execute administrative orders. An IAS officer is the head of many government departments. Let’s have a glance of collector power.

A collector is a representative of the state government in a district. The post of the collector is very unique. None of the countries in the world has this kind of post in its administration. Only The Prefect in France is just like an Indian collector.

A Collector has many responsibilities. Revenue Department, Registration Department, General  Administration Department directly report to the collector. All-District departments come under the collector directly or indirectly. The collector is responsible to maintain law and order in his district. By the time, A collector roll became broader. All the development in a district undergoes collector supervision. A collector executes all government decisions either the state government or central government. The Collector also controls the district police.

IAS Officer Promotion

At the time of district training, IAS officers go to home cadres After completing the IAS training, The state government appoints them collector or any other important post. First 10 year of IAS service is very challenging. After 10-year government promotes them at the state secretariat to use their field experience. An IAS represents not only home cadre state but also the government of India in his all career.
An IAS is promoted any time by the central government to serve the central government. The Central government can use IAS officer potential according to requirements. The government deploys them not only in India but also Abroad.

The apex scale officers play an important role to make policies. The election commission, RBI, CAG and other reputed institutes appoint IAS officer by the time.

IAS Officers After Retirement

IAS Officers after Retirement

After Retirement, high ranking IAS officers may not enjoy retirement life. The Indian government appoints retires IAS officers in other institutes and administrative bodies. IAS officers have a lot of experience. The Government wants to use IAS officers‘ experience in the required fields, such as…

  • The Chief Election Commissioner of India
  • The Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  • The chairperson of the UPSC.

IAS Officers become members of administrative tribunals, such as

  • The National Green Tribunal
  • The Central Administrative Tribunal
  • The Chiefs of regulators including the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India,
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India
  • The Securities of Reserve Bank of India.

A constitutional post such as

  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India,
  • Chief Election Commissioner of India or
  • Chairperson of UPSC

Head of the statutory authority, such as

  • the National Human Rights Commission,
  • the National Commission for Women or
  • the Central Information Commission,

I hope have got enough information about IAS.

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