Characteristics of IAS Officials:
IAS manages the affairs of government, which implies the development and application of the policy in consultation with the corresponding minister.
The implementation of policies requires supervision and also visits to the places where the decisions are implemented.
The application involves the disbursement of funds, which requires personal supervision.
Officials are accountable to Parliament and state legislatures for irregularities that may occur.
The roles and responsibilities of an IAS officer change at different points in his or her career.
Throughout his career, the IAS agents join the state administration at subdivision level, as a judge of subdivision, and take care of public order, general administration and development of the area and its dependents.
The official district position known as the district judge’s name, district collector or deputy commissioner is the most prestigious and recognizable position held by service members.
At the district level, these officers primarily deal with district affairs, including the implementation of development programs.
In the normal course of their careers, officers also hold positions in the Secretariat of State or as heads of service or public sector companies.
Officers can move positions in the state, under delegation in the Center and back.
At the top of the hierarchy of officers of the IAS at the Center is the Cabinet Secretary, followed by the Secretary / Deputy Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Director, Secretary and Deputy Secretary. These positions are filled according to seniority.
The main work of the IAS officers at the Center is the formulation and implementation of policies in a particular field, eg finance, trade, etc.
During policy-making and decision-making, officials at different levels such as the secretary-general, the assistant secretary make their contribution and the final form of the policy is given or a final decision is made with the agreement of the minister concerned or The seriousness of the matter.