It is one of the prestigious services among the 24 services like IPS, IFS etc for the which the UPSC conducts Civil Services Examination (CSE) for selecting the candidates.
An officer selected into the Indian Administrative Service gets exposure in very diverse roles like the collector, commissioner, head of public sector units, chief secretary, cabinet secretary etc.
Not only the experience and challenges but also the scope of making positive changes in the life of millions in India makes IAS a unique career choice.
Salary: The basic pay of entry level IAS officers is Rs.56100. The salary of civil servants (Salary = Basic Pay + DA + TA + HRA) will increase as experience increases. The basic pay of Cabinet Secretary is fixed at Rs.2,50,000.