Civil services are the highest job in the Indian government. The admiration and status, which move toward with the services like IAS, IPS, IFS are matchless to something in the private sector.
IAS and IPS
On the one hand, these officers get to work in diverse fields and are part of policymaking in India, on the other hand, perks of these jobs are unmatchable. Most importantly, IAS and IPS officers are bestowed with huge power in their hands.
Head of the All India Civil Services
The Cabinet Secretary is arguably India's most powerful bureaucrat and the right hand of the Prime Minister of India.
This makes this service the most challenging, coveted, and one of the best respected jobs in India. The most popular services are Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Foreign Services (IFS) , Indian Police Services (IPS), Indian Forest Services (IFoS), and India Revenue Services (IRS).
The Cabinet Secretary of India is the most powerful designation among the UPSC posts.
The Indian Civil Service was the successor of the IAS (Indian Administrative services). After the Government of India Act 1919 passed it becomes one of the arms of all India Services. The IPS (Indian Police Service) is the forerunner to the Indian Imperial Police.
The Foreign Secretary of India is India's topmost diplomat and leader of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This position is usually taken by an IFS officer of the rank of Secretary of the Government of India.
Hierarchy in IAS vs IPS
IAS officers are ranked at the top and after that IPS officers rank comes.
The job profile of both IAS and IPS services is very broad and both are posted on powerful posts, but IAS is much more powerful as a DM. An IPS has only the responsibility of its department, but an IAS (DM) has the responsibility of all the departments of the district.
Judges have Judicial powers and IAS have executive powers. But a Judge may summon an executive officer such as IAS/IPS in the court, punish him, order him to do/not to do certain things. Reverse is not possible as IAS/IPS can't exercise any power on Judges.
The first reason is that the DGP of the state is the more powerful police officer of the state, but he has to inform the Home Secretary who can be an IAS officer. Another reason is that all heads of central police, such as CBI, BSF, CRPF, report to IAS secretaries, who are often junior to IAS.
RRB Group D is the easiest central government job.
If both are honestly working in government job then salary wise IAS is better placed as promotions are faster for him. However, if doctors don't take private practicing allowance from government (if rules permit) then in that case a lot of extra money doctors can earn alongwith salary in comparision to IAS.
From a monetary aspect, Chartered accountants earn more than IAS officers. The salary of an IAS officer is 60k to 70k. But, the salary of a CA rises as per his experience from 2 lakh to 5 lakh per month. Apart from salary, IAS officers get respect and power that motivate them to serve the nation.
IFS vs IAS, Who is more powerful? IFS officers are powerful in their own way but don't have the board administrative powers that an Indian Administrative Officer has inside the country. IAS officers have a bigger impact on policy formation at state and federal levels than other officers.
The District Collector is the highest Officer of Revenue administration in the district. A district magistrate, often abbreviated to DM, is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer who is the senior-most executive magistrate and chief in charge of the general administration of a district in India.
A: The lowest post of the IAS officer is the IAS trainee or IAS probationer given to them during the training period.
After clearing all the three stages of UPSC, candidates are trained in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA). Their training is held under high discipline. 1- At sharp 6 a.m: Physical activities like exercise and horse riding for 1 hour. 2- 7 a.m to 9 a.m: Free time.