Is It The Perfect Career for You?

What do you do when you face an insurmountable task – take flight or fight?

This country needs people/patriots who can sink their teeth into these ‘impossible’ challenges and never give up. If you believe you can make a difference, dare to stand resolute in your beliefs and have faith in your ability to stand by this country in any way possible, then you should consider joining a government service to bring about change from within.

Where you choose to work depends on what you would like to accomplish; as part of the local government or regional councils, you can improve the lives of people in and around your locality.If you are keen to help devise and deliver government policies, central government or civil services that constitute all non-military departments of the government machinery, which run the central and State Administration, is right up your alley. Alternatively, you can opt for a career in public services that involves administrative, executive, and/or regulatory functions related to or on behalf of the government.

The Indian Armed Forces consist of the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy as well as auxiliary services like the Indian Coast Guards, the Strategic Forces Command and the Para Military Forces. The officers in the Armed Forces can opt for either Permanent Commission Services or the Short Services Commission.

Besides the lure for power and perks in both the military and non-military services in the government sector, the service provides enough scope for a dynamic person with zeal and desire to bring qualitative changes in the functioning of the government and even opportunities which could improve the lives of millions of Indians. 

Industry Snapshot

Since nationalization, there has been a sharp increase in the demand for government jobs, and its impact is evident even in the post liberalization period. A government owned corporation is referred to as a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) and the public sector comprises of services such as the military, police, public transport, banking, public education, healthcare, and government services. The number of PSUs in the recent years has increased substantially due to the growing economy thereby leading to a rise in gainful employment in the state and central government sectors.

The Ministries of Home Affairs, Railways, Defense, Communications, and Finance together account for almost 90% of the total Central Government employment. The banking sector is currently on a recruiting spree to fill vacancies caused by business expansions and retirements.

Holding a position in the Indian Armed Forces is a matter of pride and prestige, and it is an honor to occupy any job in the government sector in service to our country. 

Nature of Work

  • helping to formulate and implement policies;
  • Using excellent customer service skills to deal with service users, for example, other civil servants, members of the public or other organisations.
  • Interpreting and applying complex written information relating to policies and procedures.
  • Managing and working efficiently with resources, often on a limited budget.
  • Taking an impartial interest in economic and political issues.
  • Researching and carrying out analysis relating to particular areas of economic or political interest.
  • To handle the daily affairs of the government, including framing and implementation of policy in consultation with the minister-in-charge of the concerned ministry.

Skills Required

  • Alert
  • Diplomatic and discreet
  • Fluency in English and local languages
  • Above average organizing abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Extrovert, dynamic, meticulous
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Awareness about national and international affairs.
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Able to handle mental and physical pressure
  • Project and Programme Management
  • Customer Engagement
  • Innovative thinking and problem solving

Different Disciplines Of Secretarial & Other Government Services

The All India Services are the three all India Civil Services of India, namely the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Forest Service (IFS) & the Indian Police Service (IPS)The Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) selects candidates for various central services, including for the most coveted cadres of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS).IAS & IPS  are appointed to different state cadres and as and when required they also move to Central Government jobs on deputation. There are state level entrance exams also for working in state government departments.

Some of the services under government and secretarial sector are mentioned below:

All India Services

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)
  • Indian Police Service (IPS)
  • Indian Forest Service
  • Indian Audits & Accounts Service
  • Indian Revenue Service
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service
  • Indian Postal Service
  • Indian Railway Service
  • Indian Defence Estates Service
  • Indian Information Service
  • Indian Corporate Law Service
  • Banking
  • Education
  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
  • Armed Forces
  • Defence Services

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Education

A candidate, who is interested in Govt Jobs, Can apply for the vacancies which are publish in newspaper and online job portals.

After 10th

A student should study 11th and 12th from any stream. One can give staff selection commission exam with a basic qualification of metric to graduation but they are non-technical and non-gazette positions. If one is interested in administrative jobs then opt for Commerce or Arts. If interested in technical jobs than opt for science with PCM.

After 12th

A candidate who wants to get into civil services has to appear for the Indian Civil Service Examination conducted by UPSC. A graduate from any stream can apply for officer level positions in various government departments as mentioned above. To fulfill the dream of joining officer cadre of Indian armed forces after 12th, one can join army, air force and navy after completing 10+2 by various entries, but there are certain eligibility criteria which are to be fulfilled for each service. 

Note: Details of these entrance exams please visit the entrance exam page.

Career Prospects & Job Opportunities

As India is progressing there is a need for many more people to work with the government. Some of the popular opportunities in this sector are mentioned below:

  • Lecturer in a government university
  • Bank probationary officer
  • State public service commission
  • Defense Services
  • Engineer in Indian Railways and other government organizations
  • Police service
  • Hospital /Medical
  • IT & technology
  • Telecom
  • Judicial & legal
  • Civil Aviation
  • Armed Forces and many more.

There are endless list of options, where a student can be employed. There are many project which are regularly kept on adding to the agenda of the government in various sectors depending upon the funding and economic growth.

If you want to work with the government then the scope is there, now the things are changing the trend is also changing. Government is looking of result driven and enthusiastic people who can prove their competence.

GOI every year releases ample opportunities in almost every field .The jobs in Government sector is divided in to two types: Central government jobs – which include departments like Railways, IT department, Judiciary, Civil supplies etc and second State government jobs – which include departments like banking & other financial institutions, educational institutions etc.

After a student clear his/her UPSC exam is sent for training. After the training he/she will work as a probationary officer.

In the districts the highest position belongs to the district magistrate and the deputy commissioner is in charge at the divisional stratum. Based on seniority, an officer may be chosen to represent the country at international bodies like the WHO, UNHCR, etc. 

Angels and Demons

Pros

  • Job security
  • Good Work Hours.
  • Stable/ permanent. 
  • Retirement benefits and job security.
  • Less Stress

Cons

  • Less pay scales for the Fresher
  • Promotion is seniority bases not performance based
  • Less creativity and sincerity
  • Lesser incentives
  • Transferable & travelling job

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