UPSC Post List - Group A and Group B Services under UPSC

by Vajiram & Ravi

01-02-2024

05:54 AM

The Union Public Service Commission is responsible for recruiting personnel for various civil services in India. These services are categorized into Group A, Group B, and All India Services (AIS). Below is provided an overview of the services, and their respective salaries, and highlights the distinctions between AIS, Group A, and Group B.

Different categories of UPSC Posts

The UPSC conducts examinations for a wide range of services that play crucial roles in the functioning of the Indian government. These services are divided into:

Group A Services

Group A services are considered to be the highest-ranking civil services in India. These include the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), and more. Officers in Group A services hold pivotal positions in the administration and policymaking.

  • All India Services (AIS): The All India Services (AIS) consist of two key services: the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS). These services have officers who are assigned to various states and union territories and play significant roles in state-level administration. They are also part of Group A Services.

Group B Services

Group B services encompass various positions, including those in the Central Secretariat Service (CSS), Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Railway Board Secretariat Service, and more. Officers in Group B services play crucial supporting roles in the functioning of government departments.

UPSC Post List

The list below includes some of the key UPSC services and there may be additional or revised services:

Group A Services

Indian Administrative Service (IAS)

Indian Information Service (IIS)

Indian Police Service (IPS)

Indian Postal Service (IPoS)

Indian Foreign Service (IFS)

Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)

Indian Revenue Service (IRS)

Indian Railway Protection Force (IRPF)

Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS)

Indian Trade Service (ITrS)

Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)

Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)

Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)

Indian Economic Service (IES)

Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)

Indian Statistical Service (ISS)

Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)

Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)

Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)

Indian Cost Accounts Service (ICAS)

Group B Services

Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service (AFHCS)

Pondicherry Civil Service (PCS)

Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS)

Pondicherry Police Service (PPS)

Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS)

Section Officers' Grade (SOG) of the Organized Group ‘A’ Services

Salaries of Different UPSC Services

The salaries of UPSC services are structured based on the Pay Commission recommendations. The following is a general overview of the salaries of different services:

  • Group A Services: Officers in Group A services receive higher salaries compared to Group B services. The initial pay scale for Group A services ranges from ₹56,100 to ₹ 2,50,000 per month, depending on the specific service and level.
  • Group B Services: Salaries for Group B services vary based on the specific service and level. The initial pay scale for Group B services typically also ranges from ₹56,100 to ₹ 2,50,000 per month.

Learn more about the Salaries of different UPSC Services:

Difference between AIS, Group A, and Group B Services

The key distinctions between AIS, Group A, and Group B services lie in their scope, authority, and jurisdiction.

  • Group A Services: Officers in Group A services are appointed to various central services, each with its specific domain. They hold top positions in administrative, diplomatic, revenue, and other critical sectors.
    • AIS (IAS and IPS): The AIl India Services officers i.e., IAS and IPS, have jurisdiction across states and union territories. They hold critical positions in the state administration and police force, respectively, and are responsible for maintaining law and order. They are part of Group A Services only but serve in States/UT under State Government Administration.
  • Group B Services: Group B services consist of various supporting roles that contribute to the functioning of government departments. These officers assist in policy implementation and administrative tasks.

FAQs on UPSC Post List

Which is the highest post in UPSC?

The highest-ranking position within the Union Public Service Commission is that of the Chairman. The Chairman serves as the principal authority overseeing the functioning and operations of the commission.

How many posts are in UPSC?

There are over 20 different services in Group A, and several supporting roles in Group B, collectively forming the array of positions recruited through UPSC examinations. Each of these services holds distinct responsibilities and plays a vital role in the functioning of the Indian government.