Indian Administrative Service
Service overview
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Motto: योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् (Sanskrit)
"Yoga implies Excellence at Work"
Formerly known asIndian Civil Service (ICS) (during British Rule in India)
Founded1858; 162 years ago (1858)
(as ICS)
26 January 1950; 70 years ago (1950-01-26)
(as Indian Administrative Service)
Staff collegeLal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Cadre controlling authorityDepartment of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Minister responsibleNarendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Legal personalityGovernmental; civil service
DutiesPolicy formulation
Policy implementation
Public administration
Bureaucratic governance
Secretarial assistance (Central and State)
Preceding serviceImperial Civil Service (1858–1946)
Cadre strength4,926 members (3,511 officers directly recruited by the Union Public Service Commission and 1,415 officers promoted from state civil services)[1][2]
SelectionCivil Services Examination
AssociationIAS (Central) Association
Head of the civil services
Cabinet Secretary of IndiaRajiv Gauba, IAS