The Civil Services is the permanent bureaucracy of the Government of India. The civil service system is the backbone of the administrative machinery of the nation.
Civil Services offer an attractive and challenging career to the ambitious, the aspiring and the talented. Indian civil services paves the way for becoming an IAS, IPS, IFS or IRS officer.
A member of the civil service in discharge of his/her functions is to be guided by maintaining absolute integrity, allegiance to the constitution and the law of the nation, patriotism, national pride, devotion to duty, honesty, impartiality and transparency.
A remarkable thing about civil services is that it provides opportunity to contribute effectively in the decision making process of country.
Civil Service offers lot of opportunities for on the job learning as every day brings in lot of new knowledge, challenges, new ways to look at an issue, new ways to deliver and so on and so forth. Civil servants are close to the public all the time. So, when you deliver results, rewards in terms of the general public appreciation are very high in public service. But, you also get brickbats for non-performance.
To be a civil servant is not less than be a king.
Motivational for Young Chartered Accountants
If CAs are not in Civil Services, than who will be in the Civil Services.
Need of the hour, Nation needs better Administrators and I strongly believe CAs are best Administrators.
The wisdom we gain, knowledge we acquired is the right time to utilise towards the betterment of the society and that can be possible through entering into the world of Civil Services. Recognise your potential; you have the capability to change the world.
It’s truth that Indian CAs are the Brand Ambassador of Indian Taxation. If there are CAs in Revenue Services, undoubtedly he will work well and by taking interest in that work as well. Also he will be able to do more Value addition in the society. Absolutely Revenue is perfect place for CAs. Their logical and tactical thinking will bring unexpected results.
Three years articleship makes our approach more practical and logical. Main advantage with our CA Fraternity is that we have the vast experience of working along with studies. In our training period we get experience of dealing with various government officials like Income Tax, Customs and Excise etc. In short we know about their way of working, problems of government department and importantly how to get our work done from them.
We CAs have open mind. Our approach towards problems is fully and totally different from others. Our way of working is just awesome. The beauty of our work is that while solving problem we consider every aspect by taking into consideration the further and prior effects.
The entire World knows that CAs are unique blend of hard work, smart work, sincerity, passion etc.
As told by past President of the country Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, “CAs are Partner in Nation Building”, we can setup new milestones by qualifying Civil Services.
There is a huge – huge difference between the Chartered Accountant & IAS / IFS / IPS / IRS Officers.
“Yeh mat soch Nahi hoha to kya, Soch agar ho gaya toh Kya, EK HAATH MAAR KE TOH DEKH”
In recent years, there is inclination of Many CAs to get into Civil Services. CA Ruchika Katyal, CA Om Prakash Kasera, CA Deepak Singla, CA Shailesh Bansal, CA Ravneet Singh Khurana, CA Nitin Singhania, CA Sampada Mehta and many more have made the profession proud by coming up with flying colours in the Civil Services examination.
The Benefits of Civil Services:
Glamorous and powerful Job –
It’s actually a Power Centre. Power of Civil Servants are enormous. They have the power to take decisions. These decisions are essential for policy implementation. They are one of the part of the Government i.e. Executors.
They have judicial powers as well. In some posts they can conduct their own courts and Janta Darbars. Duty Magistrates, Sub Divisional Magistrates and Superintendent of Police use to do that.
Civil Servants are always given preference for Invitee as Chief Guests of the various functions of societies, schools, colleges etc.
Now let me tell you something which is very attractive. For newly recruited Civil Servants Government of India.
Government conducts training programmes and interactive sessions on general administration at centres located at Mussorrie, Faridabad, Hyderabad (Depend on Cadre and Service). They have been provided there world class lectures by eminent professors and interaction sessions with the stalwarts of various fields.
Government conducts training programme in foreign country to understand the administration culture outside India.
Government conducts an all India tour to understand about the India.
Others perks & benefits are as under:
Bungalow if appointed as DM or else decent 2 BHK flat wherever you posted from the beginning. Vehicle – With Red Light (Lal Batti) also a Security – Personal Security for IAS.
Are you still afraid? Then read Legendry Swami Vivekananda Words,
“Always take risk in life. If you win you will lead, if you lose you will guide”
So what are you waiting for, take the step and come forward. Success is waiting for you.
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, online application can be made on or before 27th May, 2016 at http://upsconline.nic.in/mainmenu2.php.
Visit the website www.upsc.gov.in for details before the filling of the form.
“अगर किसी चीज़ को दिल से चाहो तो पूरी कायनात उसे तुमसे मिलाने में लग जाती है |”
Author:- CA Virag Shah- Email:- firstname.lastname@example.org)
Disclaimer: Views expressed in the above article are personal in nature. These are based on experience, knowledge and understanding. Readers’ views may be different and suggestions are welcome. Some of the information taken from the Internet.
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