NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, the Department of Personnel & Training has issued a directive to the Chief Secretaries of all states regarding the allocation of cadres to candidates selected for the prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS) through the Civil Services Examination (CSE)-2022.
The directive outlined the allocation of cadres to successful candidates who passed the highly competitive Civil Services Examination. Notably, the topper of the IAS examination was allocated the Uttar Pradesh (UP) cadre, sparking both enthusiasm and discussions within bureaucratic and civil service circles.
This decision holds immense significance as the allocation of cadres plays a pivotal role in shaping the careers of these officers and determines their initial posting locations. The allocation is made based on various factors, including the candidate’s rank, category, and the vacancies available in the respective cadres.
The IAS, known for its rigorous selection process, holds a distinguished position in the country’s administrative setup. Officers serving in the IAS are responsible for various administrative functions and are instrumental in the implementation of policies and programs at both the state and central levels.