IAS officer job roles, responsibilities, descriptions, duties and salary

Date of posting: 17 Sep 21


What Does an IAS officer Do?

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Job designation: - IAS officer

The job od an IAS Officer is a matter of great pride and dignity because they are seen as the real leaders of the country. They are trusted to main law, order and stability in a region based on their capabilities.

Duties and responsibilities of an IAS officer

The responsibility of an IAS officer is to maintain the administrative condition of any state by working together with every officer and other officials to make sure that everything within the system is going smoothly and effectively

  •  Revenue collection from the state

  •  Operate as courts officials for various cases and issues

  •  Formulation of laws and policies in the presence of ministers and delegates

  •  Co-ordinating with police officials and state level officers

Places of employment for an IAS officer

Work schedule of an IAS officer

It is a 9AM to 5PM job but depends on the workload and they might have to work at weekends.

Qualifications required to become an IPS officer

One is required to have a graduation degree to apply for the UPSC test. One must clear the UPSC Prelims, Mains and crack the interview. 

Under-graduate courses to become an IPS officer

  • Graduation from any stream

Eligibility to pursue the course: -

  • Anybody who has passed class 12th with 50 to 60 percent pass marks

Key/Technical skills

  • Core knowledge of legal framework

  • Able recognise loopholes in legal framework

  • Able to manage stress during job

  • Knowledge of technology

  • Strict level of Professionalism

Salary expectations

  • Average salary (District magistrate of selection grade): - Rs. 12 lakhs per annum 

  • Entry level salary (Sub-divisional magistrate): - Rs. 6 lakhs per annum

  • Experienced-level salary (Cabinet secretary): - Rs. 30 lakhs per annum

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