Introduction to Various Civil Services and Audit & Account Services Part 3

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10. Indian Audit & Account Services


  • This service audits the accounts of:

  • All Central and State government departments

  • Defence

  • public sector organizations

  • railways, etc

  • coordinates effectively between the Centre and the states

  • As the head of the organization, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is a constitutional authority with a fixed tenure.

  • They serve either in account offices in Central or State Governments or in Statutory Audit Offices under the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

  • On deputation to various ministries, state governments, autonomous bodies, public sector organizations etc.

  • Officers selected to this service undergo training in Shimla.

  • They can also be posted at one of the two audit offices abroad- Washington or London.

Postings in Indian Audit & Account Services

  • Assistant Accountant General in the office of an Accountant General (AG).

  • Deputy Accountant General.

  • Accountant General.

  • Additional Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General.

  • Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

  • The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, a constitutional authority.

11. Indian Postal Service


  • These officers deals with vast Postal Administration in India.

  • Indian Postal Service career provides job mobility as well as variety.

  • An Indian Postal Service officer can serve in any ministry at any level depending on the seniority and aptitude.

  • Officers are also sent on deputation to the Universal Postal Union at Berne, Switzerland or on assignments to other countries.

  • Sent on a deputation to the army.

  • Professional course is at the Postal Staff College, Ghaziabad.

Postings in Indian Postal Service

  • Senior Superintendent of Post Office.

  • Senior Superintendent Railway Mail.

  • Only personnel from the Indian Postal Service go on deputation to the Army Postal Service.

  • Assistant Post Master General.

  • Assistant Director General at the Directorate.

  • Director General.

  • Additional Secretary in a ministry.

  • Chief Post Master General.

  • Secretary, Department of Post who is also ex-officio Director General and Chairman of the Postal Services Board.

12. P&T Finance and Accounts Services


  • Here an officer works for the Postal & Telecom departments.

  • They are posted in major cities with postal infrastructure heads

  • They are sent on deputation to other ministries or to the Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) or Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) as Director Finance

Postings in P&T Finance and Accounts Services

  • Joint Secretary

  • Assistant Chief Accounts Officer

  • Chief Accounts Officers

  • Director Finance and Accounts

  • GM Finance

  • Deputy Director General at the Directorate

13. Indian Information Services


  • To deal with Media related administration (Print, Electronic & Advertising media)

  • The cadre controlling authority is the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

  • Disseminate information on government policies, programmes and activities through print, electronic, audio and visual media.

  • Providing feedback on the reactions of people to the programmes and policies.

  • Advise the government on its information policy.

  • Comparatively new and expanding service.

  • Training during probation is at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi.

  • An IIS Officer can be posted in organizations dealing with print media, in the electronic media or in an advertising agency.

  • IIS Officers can be posted to any of the several organizations that are controlled by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting or the Ministry of Defence (Directorate of Public Relations).

Posting in Indian Information Services

  • Assistant Director, Press Information Bureau (PIB)

  • PIB Deputy Director

  • PIB Director

  • PIB Director General

  • Secretary Information & Broadcasting

  • Director Doordarshan Kendra

14. Indian Trade Service (ITS)


  • Play an important role in the task of advising the central government in the formulation of the export and import policy and also responsible for carrying out that policy.

  • In the era of globalization trade services are playing important role in promoting Indian exports

  • ITS one of the Group ‘A’ Central Civil Service of India.

  • The cadre controlling authority is the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Posting in Indian Trade Service

  • Assistant director general of foreign trade

  • Deputy director general of foreign trade

  • Joint director general of foreign trade

  • Additional director general of foreign trade

  • Deputy director (Export promotion)

  • Director (Export promotion)

  • Director (Export promotion)