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The following are the full form of these terms:

IAS – Indian Administrative Service

IPS – Indian Police service

DM – District Magistrate

IRS – Indian Revenue service

IFS – Indian Foreign service

IAS – Indian Administrative Service

  • The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the administrative arm of the All India Services and an All India Civil Service.
  • IAS is one of the three arms of the All India Services along with the Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Indian Forest Service (IFoS).
  • Members of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) serve state governments as well as the Government of India.
  • The duties of an IAS officer are Public Policy Implementation, Public Administration, Public Policy Formulation, Secretarial Assistance, Bureaucratic Governance.
  • IAS officers represent India at the international level in multilateral and bilateral negotiations.
  • IAS officers are also given opportunities to work in intergovernmental organizations like the United Nations (U.N), International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank etc.
  • As per mandate given by the Election Commission of India, IAS officers also conduct elections in India.

Indian Police Service (IPS)

  • IPS is one of the All India Services.
  • IPS officers are employed in states and with the Union Government.
  • IPS officers get opportunity to serve in diverse organizations like Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), National Investigative Agency (NIA), Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW), Intelligence Bureau (I.B), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), National Security Guard (NSG) etc.
  • The IPS cadre is controlled by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • The duties of an IPS officer are Law enforcement, disaster relief, counter terrorism, crime prevention and criminal investigation, internal and external intelligence, maintaining public order, VIP protection, counter terrorism.

District Magistrate (D.M.)

  • An officer who is in-charge of a district, is the Collector or District Magistrate.
  • In several Indian states, District Magistrates are also known as Deputy Commissioner or District Collector.
  • There are approximately 741 districts in India, and each of these are headed by District Magistrate.It is the basic unit of administration, in India.
  • Choorayi Kanaran (1812) was the first Deputy collector in India.

Indian Revenue Service (IRS)

  • It functions under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
  • The duties of an Indian Revenue Service officer are taxation, revenue intelligence, enforcement, revenue administration, formulation of domestic direct tax policy, formulation of international tax policy, administering the direct tax policy, investigation of tax evasion.

Indian Foreign Service (IFS)

  • Indian Foreign Service Officers are responsible for managing foreign relations of India.
  • Indian Foreign Service officers serve in more than 162 Indian Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations around the world.
  • Indian Foreign Service comes under the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
  • The general duties of the Indian Foreign Service officers are to manage trade relations, economic diplomacy, defence diplomacy, foreign policy, Consular Services, Public diplomacy, Cultural diplomacy.

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