The Indian administrative service which is also abbreviated as IAS is the pure executive branch of officers of the government of the India. IAS was formed in 1946 in India and selected candidate of IAS are sent to Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie for training .IAS officers have major role in policy formation in general.
Role of IAS
Managing Bureaucracy (Centre and State)
How To Enter For IAS Examination
Civil service examination is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) for recruiting many Indian administrative post. It is consists of three major stages and recently the preliminary exam pattern has been changed. Earlier there are 23 optional subjects along with general studies paper now there is no optional subject in preliminary examination a part from that there will be a general paper which is common for all candidates which is used to check the administrative aptitude of candidate as its name: civil service aptitude test (CSAT)
These stages are:
A Main Exam.
Function And Responsibility
To handle the daily affairs of the government, including framing and implementation of policy in consultation with the minister-in-charge of the concerned ministry.
Implementation of policy requires supervision.
Implementation requires traveling to places where the policies are being implemented.
Implementation also includes expenditure of public funds which again requires personal supervision as the officers are answerable to the Parliament and State Legislature for any irregularities that may occur.
In the process of policy formulation and decision making, officers at various levels like joint secretary, deputy secretary make their contributions and the final shape to the policy is given or a final decision is taken with the concurrence of the minister concerned or the cabinet depending upon the gravity the issue.