All India Services
The All India Services was formulated with the aim of strengthening India's administrative system. It is a centralized and permanent body that forms a part of the bureaucracy of India. The All India Services consist of three key civil services: Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), and Indian Forest Service (IFoS)
Officers in the All India Services support the Cabinet Ministers in the implementation of policies and development related schemes at the national and state level. They also play a key role in assisting the ministers with the drafting of the policies. Unlike ministers who are periodically re-elected, civil servants form a permanent part of the Executive and can only be removed from office upon retirement. Their role also involved in facilitating effective communication and coordination between different governance institutions in the country.
To qualify for any of the All India Service, a candidate has to pass the civil services examination organized by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). The central government is responsible for the recruitment of all qualifying officers. After recruitment, an officer might be placed at the central or at the state level.