Civil Services at the Union and State levels

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The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is the coordinating agency of the Central Government in personnel matters specially issues concerning recruitment, training, career development, staff welfare as well as the post retirement dispensation. The Ministry is also concerned with the process of responsive people-oriented modern administration.

Department of Personnel and Training

The role of the Department of Personnel & Training can be conceptually divided into two parts, In its large nodal role, it acts as the formulator of policy and the watch-dog of the Government ensuring that certain accepted standards and norms, as laid down by it, are followed by all Ministries/Departments, in the recruitment, regulation of service conditions, posting/transfers, deputation of personnel as well as other related issues. Towards this end, guidelines are issued by it for the benefit of all Ministries/Departments and it monitors the implementation of these guidelines.

The two organizations through which the Department ensures recruitment of personnel for the Government are the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)and the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).

Training Division is responsible for coordinating the implementation of National Training Policy which was adopted in April 1996.Two major training institutions directly under the administrative control of the Department are the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussorie and the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM), JNU Campus, New Delhi. The former is mainly responsible for providing induction training to recruits to the Indian Administrative Service and other All India Services and Central Services.

The various Civil Services at the Union and State levels can be classified in several different ways. Firstly, the Civil Services can be categorized into three broad groups –
Central Civil Services, All India Services and the State Civil Services. The Central Services function under the Union Government and are generally engaged in administering subjects which are assigned to the Union under the Constitution, whereas the All India Services are common to the Union and the States and the State Services function only under the State Governments. Secondly, the Union and State Services can be classified into Group A, B and C categories based on their role and responsibilities. Thirdly, these services can also be classified into technical and non-technical services.

Central Services and State Services can be sub-divided into Group A, B and C according to the rank and responsibilities of its officials. Th is classification is hierarchal with the Group A Services generally carrying higher ranks and responsibilities. Though each of these groups has a different channel for recruitment, there is provision for promotion from Group C to Group B and from Group B to Group A

Central Services can be further categorized as (I) Non-Technical Services, (II) Technical Services (which include engineering services), (III) Health Services and (IV) Other Services (which includes some engineering and scientific services) and (V) Central Secretariat Services.

The Constitution, in Article. 312, originally mentioned only two Services as belonging to the category of All-India Services, namely, the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service. Subsequently, the Indian Forest Service was also constituted as an All India Service. The Constitution (Forty-second Amendment) Act, 1976 made provisions for constituting an all India Judicial Service, which has not yet been formed.

A List of All the Organized Group ‘A’ Central Civil Services in Government of India

1. Indian Audit & Accounts Service under Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India
2. Indian Trade Service under Ministry of Commerce and Industry
3. Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service under Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

4. Indian Postal Service -do-
5. Indian Defence Accounts Service under Ministry of Defence
6. Indian Defence Estates Service -do-
7. Indian Foreign Service  under Ministry of External Affairs
8. Indian Civil Accounts Service under  Ministry of Finance
9. Indian Customs & Central Excise Service -do-
10. Indian Revenue Service -do-
11. Indian Information Service under Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
12. Indian Railway Accounts Service  under Ministry of Railways
13. Indian Railway Personnel Service -do-
14. Indian Railway Traffic Service -do-
15. Railway Protection Force -do-
16. Indian Company Law Service under Ministry of Corporate Affairs
17. Defence Aeronautical Quality service  under Ministry of Defence Assurance Service
18. Defense Quality Assurance Service -do-
19. Defense Research and Development Service -do-
20. Indian Cost Accounts Service under Ministry of Finance
21. Indian Economics Service -do-
22. Border Security Force  under Ministry of Home Affairs
23. Central Industrial Security Force -do-
24. Central Reserve Police Force -do-
25. Indo Tibetan Boarder Police -do-
26. Indian Broadcasting (Programme) Service under Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
27. Central Labour Service under Ministry of Labour
28. Indian Legal Service under Ministry of Law & Justice
29. Geological Stream (Various streams)  under Ministry of Mines (Geological Survey of India)
30. Indian Meteorological Service under  Ministry of Science & Technology
31. Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service -do-
32. Indian Statistical Service under Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementiaton

33. Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service (CDMO Cadre) Ministry of Defence
34. Central Health Service Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
35. Border Security Force Health Service Ministry of Home Aff airs
36. Central Reserve Police Health Service -do-
37. ITBP Health Service -do-
38. Indian Railway Medical Service Ministry of Railways
39. Indian Inspection Service  under Ministry of Commerce & Industry (Supply Division)
40 Indian Supply Service -do-
41. Indian Telecommunication Service Ministry of Communications and Information
42. P&T Building Works Service (Architectural, Electrical & Civil Wing)    -do-
43. Border Roads Engg. Service (E&M Cadre) Ministry of Defence
44. Indian Naval Armament Service -do-
45. Indian Ordnance Factories Service -do-
46. Indian Defence Service of Engineers -do-
47. Central Power Engineering Service undere Ministry of Power
48. Indian Broadcasting Service (Engg.) Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
49 Indian Railway Service of Elec. Engg. Ministry of Railways
50 Indian Railway Service of Engineers -do-
51. Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers -do-
52. Indian Railway Service of Signal & Telecommunication Engineers -do-
53. Indian Railway Stores Service -do-
54. Central Engg. Service (Roads) Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
55. Central Architects Service under Ministry of Urban Development & Poverty (CPWD) Alleviation
56. Central Elect. & Mech. Engineering Service (CPWD) -do-
57. Central Engg. Service (CPWD) -do-

  1. Central Water Engineering Service under Ministry of Water Resources

Acts & Rules

SL. No. Title Details
1 Manual of Office Procedure Link
2 Record Retention Schedule as Prescribed by D/o Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances Link
3 General Financial Rules, 2005 Link
4 All India Services (AIS) Manuals Link
5 The AIS (Performance Appraisal Report) Rules, 2007 Link
6 Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 Link
7 Central Civil Services (Temporary Service) Rules, 1965 Link
8 Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 Link
9 Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 (Notification dated 03/05/1988) Download (395.38 KB) 
10 Central Civil Services (Leave Rules) Download (132.22 KB) 
11 Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 – Bringing Out A Revised/Updated Edition Link
12 Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 (Updated) Download (678.77 KB) 
13 Central Civil Services (Redeployment of Surplus Staff) Rules, 1990 Download (1.16 MB) 
14 Central Civil Services (Redeployment of Surplus Staff) Rules, 2002 Download (94.25 KB) 
15 IAS Promotion Guide Lines Download (93.53 KB) 
16 IPS (Appointment by Limited Competetive Examination) Regulations, 2011 Download (532.72 KB) 
17 IPS (Probation) Amendment Rules, 2011 Download (269.7 KB) 
18 IAS (Pay) 2nd Amendment Rules, 2008 Download (907.29 KB) 
19 IFS (Pay) 2nd Amendment Rules, 2008 Download (940.46 KB) 
20 IPS (Pay) Amendment Rules, 2008 Download (946.7 KB) 
21 The IAS (PAY) Rules, 2007 Download (1015.01 KB) 
22 The IFS (PAY) Rules, 2007 Download (264.58 KB) 
23 The IPS (PAY) Rules, 2007 Download (291.68 KB) 
24 Central Secretariat Service Rules, 1962 Link
25 Central Secretariat Service Rules, 2009 Download (1.15 MB) 
26 Central Secretariat Clerical Service Rules Link
27 CSSS Rules, 1969 Download (519.41 KB) 
28 CSSS (PPS Grade) Rules, 1989 Link
29 CSSS (Senior PPS Grade) Rules, 2000 Link
30 Brochure On Grant Of Casual Leave & Special Casual Leave Link
31 Brochure On Casual Labourers Link
32 Brochure On Post Retirement Commercial Employment Download (906.39 KB) 
33 Revised Scheme for Redeployment of Surplus Staff , 1989 Download (83.1 KB)
34 All India Services Indemnity ACT Link
35 Administrative Tribunals Link
36 The Public Servants Inquiries ACT
37 The Departmental Inquiries (Enforcement of Attendance of witnesses and Production of Documents) ACT Link
38 Bihar Reorganisation Act, 2000 Link
39 Madhya Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000 Link
40 Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000 Link
41 Draft Public Services Bill – 2007 Download (59.92 KB) 
42 The Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons Making the Disclosure Bill, 2010 Download (600.94 KB) 
43 CVC Act 2003 Link
44 CVC Act Amendment Link
45 Gazette Notification(CVC) Link
46 PC (Prevention Of Corruption) ACT, 1988 Link
47 The Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 Link
48 The Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Act, 2014 No. 28 of 2014
49 The Central Vigilance Commission (Staff) Rules, 2007 Download (131.99 KB) 
50 The Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014 Link
51 RTI ACT, 2005 Link
52 RTI Rules, 2012 Download (131.55 KB) 
53 Compendium of Welfare Programmes Instruction Download (4.24 MB) 
54 Administrative Instructions on Departmental Canteens in Government Officers Download (7.24 MB) 
55 Fundamental Rules (FR 11 and FR 52,53 and 54) Download (23.89 KB) 
Download (1.2 MB) 
56 Extracts of provisions in F.R. 56 Download (222.17 KB) 
57 Compilation of Fundamental Rules and Supplementary Rules (Part-I) Link
58 Brochure on JCM & CA Download (4.21 MB) 
59 CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993 Download (187.57 KB) 

OMs and Orders

  1. Related To Vacancy
  2. Establishment Officer
  3. Administrative Tribunal
  4. Administrative
  5. RTI
  6. State Reorganisation
  7. Central Service
    1. CSS
    2. CSSS
    3. CSCS
  8. Welfare
  9. Canteen
  10. Sports
  11. Estt (Reservation)
  12. Establishment
  13. Service
  14. Vigilance
  15. Cadre Review Division
  16. Training Division

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