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)