Contrary to general belief, Civil and Government Services offer an attractive and yet a challenging career option to the talented and ambitious. The Indian Civil Services Examinations including the UPSC, Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducted examinations pave the way for one getting selected as an IAS, IPS or IFS officers as a first choice and then secondly the subordinate key officers and staff required for various ministries and departments of GOI as well. The personnel for the latter positions coveted as they are, are selected through competitive testing by the SSC.The wide variety of jobs that come under Civil Services have relatively a great sphere of authority and power on many key areas of economy and society than any other services in public and private companies including MNCs.
The diverse posts for which vacancies are filled through SSC –CGL are normally divided into various heads annually and are based on parameters such as :-
- Nature of job requiring field or desk job
- Scale of Pay as per Grade
- Work Type
- Growth and Promotion Potential.
The wide variety of jobs available in various Government Departments and Divisions is a real attraction to those who wish to align their career goals to their own aptitudes, interests, personality types and motivation.
Added to this are the benefits that entail any Government and Civil Services.
- Vastness and variety of opportunities to serve.
- Job security and stability
- Systematic career progression and promotion
- Equal working opportunity
- Challenging careers and landscapes of work
- Work-life -society balance
It is time that students and career seekers explore this often ignored avenue of a decent and influential employment in Civil services and Government.