Indian Administrative Service

Central Civil Services of the Government of India

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the administrative arm of the All India Services.[1] It is a key job in civil service of India.[2] The IAS is one of the three arms of the All India Services along with the Indian Police Service and the Indian Forest Service.

Members of these three services serve the Government of India as well as the individual states.


  1. "Service Profile for the Indian Administrative Service" (PDF). Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 August 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  2. Tummala, Krishna Kumar (1996). Public Administration in India. Mumbai: Allied Publishers. pp. 154–159. ISBN 978-8170235903. OCLC 313439426.