Indian Foreign Services

  1. The appointment will be made on probation for a period of two years which may be extended. Successful candidates will be need to pursue a course of training in India for approximately eighteen months. Thereafter they may be posted as Third Secretaries or Vice Consuls in Indian Missions abroad. Meanwhile their period of training the probationers will be need to pass one or more departmental examinations before they become liable for confirmation in Service.

  2. When the period of probation gets over, the satisfaction of Government and on his passing the prescribed examination. The Probationer is confirmed in his appointment. If however, his work or organise has in the opinion of the Government, been unsatisfactory, Government may either terminate him from the Service or may extend his period of probation for such period, as they may consider appropriate or may reply him to his substantive post. If any.

  3. If Government consider the work or organise of an Officer on probation is unsatisfactory or shows that he is not likely to prove suitable for the Foreign service. Government may terminate him forthwith or may reply him to his substantive post.

  4. Scale of pay: Junior Scale. Rs. 8000 − 275 − 13500. Officers appointed to the Indian Foreign Service shall be liable for appointment to the Senior Scale (Rs. 10650 − 325 − 15850) and Junior Administrative Grade (Rs. 12750 − 375 − 16500) on completion of four years and in the 9th year of service. Also, there are posts in the Selection Grade. Super time Scale and above carrying pay between Rs. 15100 and Rs. 26000 to which Officers are liable for promotion.

  5. A probationer will receive the pay meanwhile probation as stated below:

    1. First Year. Rs. 8000 per mensem.

    2. Second Year. Rs. 8275 per mensem.

    NOTE 1: A probationer will be permitted to count the period spent on probation towards leave, pension or increment in the time-scale.

    NOTE 2: Ammal increments meanwhile probation will be contingent on the probationer passing the prescribed test if any and showing progress to the satisfaction of Government. Increments can also be earned in advance by passing the departmental examination.

    NOTE 3: The Pay of the Government servant, who held a permanent post other than a tenure post in substantive capacity earlier to his appointment as a probationer, will be regulated, subject to the provisions of F. R. 22 − B (i).

  6. All officer belonging to the lndian Foreign Service will be liable to serve anywhere in or outside India (g). Meanwhile service abroad I. F. S. Officers are granted foreign allowance according to their status to compensate them for the increased cost of living and of servants and also to meet the special responsibilities in context to entertainment, Also the following facilities are also admissible to I. F. S. Officers meanwhile service abroad:

    1. Free furnished accommodation according to status.

    2. Medical attendance facilities under the Assisted Medical attendance Scheme.

    3. One set of Home Leave Passage is given meanwhile each posting abroad for a normal tenure of ⅔ year, for self and dependent family members, In addition two single Emergency Passages are given, meanwhile an officer's entire career for self or a member of his family to travel to India for reasons of personal or family emergency.

    4. Annual return air Passage for children between the ages of 6 and 22 studying in India to visit their parents meanwhile vacation, subject to certain conditions.

    5. Children education allowance for a maximum of two children between ages 5 and 20 studying at the station of the officer's posting. In any of the schools approved by the Ministry of External Affairs.

    6. Outappropriate allowance amounting to Rs. 6500 at the time of departure for each posting abroad, subject to a maximum of eight times.

  7. Central Civil Services (Leave Rules, 1972) as amended from time to time, will apply to members of the Service subject to certain modifications. For service abroad I. F. S. Officers are entitled under the IFS (PLCA) Rules, 1961 to an additional credit of leave to the extent of 50 per cent to Earned Leave admissible under the C. C. S (Leave). Rules, 1972, for the period of effective service rendered abroad.

  8. Provident Fund: Officers of the Indian foreign Service are administered by the General Provident Fund (Central Service) Rules, 1960.

  9. Retirement Beneappropriates: Officers of the Indian Foreign Service appointed on the basis of competitive examination are administered by the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rule, 1972.

  10. The India Officers are liable to concessions as are admissible to other Government servants of equal and similar status.