Heartiest Congratulations to all the successful aspirants. Even though our uncles and aunties (read relatives) may think CSE is only about IAS, but we know that there is more to it than only the power and status. The handwork behind this journey should not be spoilt due to an uniformed decision, so I am starting this discussion.
As the DAF will be out by first week of October-2016 and one of the most confusing parts to fill in the DAF is related to service options. There is a lot of information and experiences available regarding the IAS, IPS, IFS & IRS on the internet to enable a candidate to make an informed decision. But for the other services namely -
2. Indian Railway Traffic Service
3. Indian Railways Accounts Service
4. Indian Defence Estate
5. Indian Defence Accounts
6. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance
7. Post of Asst Security Commissioner, RPF
8. Indian Railway Personal Service
9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service
10. Indian Civil Accounts Service
11. Indian Postal Service
12. Indian Information Service
13. Indian Trade Service
14. Indian Corporate Law Service
17. Armed Force HQ
18. Pondicherry civil service
there appears to be a dearth of information to make this critical ranking, which may decide the next 30-35 years of our professional career. Therefore it is requested to the esteemed seniors @ForumIAS
to throw some light on the services mentioned above which may enlighten the candidates for years to come.
The esteemed seniors who are there in the services are also requested to share their experience, as civil service is not about power to rule rather it is about the ability to change the society through the little steps in the desired direction. In order make this happen and make our society better than today, these subsystems of bureaucracy should also have motivated officers, with a strong desire to serve the people through the available ways and means. The aptitude required for each service may be little different from the other and so will be the learning experience(read as life). For some Accounting may be more fulfilling for some it may be Railways or Corporate law etc.
Therefore it is requested to one and all to please come forward and share the information regarding the job profile, working conditions, work life balance, promotional opportunities, work satisfaction, political interference, training , deputation opportunities, learning opportunities etc.
It is expected that our contributions will surely enable the present/future aspirants to make the decision as per the aptitude and individual liking and not peer pressure ....
Note : I will try to update the thread at evenings with some relevant information about these services.
thanks & regards,
The train to Mussoorie will be leaving shortly....