A Brief Overview of the Powers of an IAS Officer
This article will briefly throw light on the online UPSC Civil Service exam registration and brief details related to the powers, duties, and responsibilities of an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer.
The online UPSC portal is a one stop solution for many of doubts lingering in the minds of lakhs of UPSC Civil Service examination aspirants. The online UPSC portal will share all relevant details regarding the Civil Service examination process such as, the registration process a candidate has to follow, the online application form for the civil service examination, the examination fees, dates of the examination, the eligibility criteria of the examination, number of attempts, admit card, results of the various stages of the examination, etc. Candidates can submit their application in the online UPSC portal.
The IAS officers are given different types of assignments such as Field Assignment, State Secretariat, Central Secretariat, postings in Public Sector Undertakings (PSU’s). An IAS officer is responsible for the general administration of a District. Later on, with more experience and performance, the IAS officer gets posted in different departments of the State Government. An IAS officer also gets deputed to the Central Government, and holds various positions in different Central Government Ministries. There are many Public Sector Undertakings which are under the control of the Government of India, and an IAS officer also gets an opportunity to get posted to those companies.
There are many laws in India, which list out the powers of an IAS officer. Essential Commodities Act, Drug Licenses Act, Arms Act mentions the different powers given to an IAS officer. During the Disaster relief operations, the powers of an IAS officer are given in the National Disaster Management Act. The different powers given to an IAS officer in maintaining law and order situation are mentioned in the different Sections such as Section 176, Section 144, Section 133, Section 110, Section 109, Section 108, and Section 107 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).
IAS officers are responsible for implementation of welfare policies of the State and Central Governments. When IAS officers reach the level of Secretaries, they are involved in the formulation of policies. IAS officers help in making sure that there is continuity in Governance even when there is change in Government. An IAS officer is the permanent part of the Executive which leads the Governance in India.