Job Prospects :

Depending upon his rank, a candidate is recruited to services such as the
Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign
Service (IFS) and other departments including Finance, Post and Telegraph,
Revenue, Secretariat and so on. The appointment offers executive power.
Promotions are time bound and increase in privileges are automatic. Selected
candidates are first put through a training session for a short period. He is
usually sent to an academic staff college associated with the service to which
he is allocated. The greatest thing about civil service is the job security.
Special facilities include subsidised accommodation, telephone and transport
facilities, medical benefits, leave travel concession, etc. After retirement,
there are very good social welfare facilities. Last but not the least is the
immense satisfaction one derives at being able to participate in the development
process of the country.

Remuneration :

The Government of India has fixed salary grades for Civil Servants.
Approximately the range of salaries drawn at various levels is as follows:

Junior Officers: Rs. 8000-275-13500
Senior Officers: Rs. 10650-325-15200

Junior Administrative Grade: Rs. 12,750-375-16,500
Selection Grade: Rs.
Additional Secretary: Rs. 22400-525-24500

Secretary/Cabinet Secretary: Rs. 26,000/30,000
(The above scales only
provide an idea of the pay scales. Different branches of the service have
different scales of pay.)
In addition to the salary civil servants receive various allowances such as Dearness Allowance, City compensatory Allowance, Leave Travel Allowance, Medical and subsidised housing.

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