IAS officers hold key and strategic positions in the Union Government, State Government and public-sector undertakings.
IAS as a permanent bureaucracy in India forms an inseparable part of the executive branch of the Government of India, thus providing continuity and neutrality to the administration.
Upon confirming to service after probation as Sub-Divisional Magistrate, an IAS officer is given administrative command of an entire district administration as the District collector after four years of service.
The applicant appearing for the UPSC conducted examination is required to be a graduate in any discipline, without due backlogs from a recognized university. Age Criteria: 21-32 years and 6 attempts(Gen) Till 35 years and 9 attempts (OBC) Till 37 years and upper age limit (SC/ST)
•Leadership: An IAS officer needs to show exceptional reading skills and guide others towards a unified goal of development and betterment of the nation. •Administration: One of the key responsibilities of an IAS officer is to look after the day to day administrative affairs of their jurisdictional area. You need to be an able administrator to fulfill these duties. •Decisive in approach: To resolve tricky situations
the officer needs to be a quick thinker and should be able to evaluate all available alternatives and possible consequences of each of them. •Knowledgeable: Knowledge is the most important trait requires for this job. It is important for an IAS Officer to have knowledge in all areas of operations that they handle. •Honesty: Corruption is the biggest problem faced by the government machinery today. An officer with a high sense of integrity and honesty can lead the charge to curb this problem. •Good Communication Skills: An IAS officer needs to be good at verbal as well as written form of communication. This helps them to convey clear orders to their juniors and avoid any confusion that may lead to administrative problems. •Patriotism: The most important of them all. Being a true patriot will guide all the actions of a person in a way that benefits the country.
•Huge Benefits in terms of Government allowances.
•Pressure of Performing all the rightful duties