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20 Jan 2020

Have a Secure Job in India

Security: IAS officers and their families are provided utmost security. Generally, officers posted in state headquarters are allotted 3 home guards and 2 bodyguards. In case of a threat to their life, STF commandos may also be mulled for their protection. For IAS officers posted as District Magistrate/Commissioner; they have the entire police force of at their disposal and they are free to design their security cover depending upon the need.

Bills: Unlike private company employees, IAS officers do not have to foot the bill for the common household services they use. For instance, electricity is either completely free of heavily subsidized for their official residence. Similarly, they are allotted 3 BSNL SIM cards with free talktime, SMS and Internet services. They are also provided free BSNL landline connection and a broadband connection at home.

Trips: For both official and unofficial trips; IAS officers enjoy subsidized accommodation at circuit houses, government bungalows or rest houses in different states. For any visit to New Delhi; IAS officer would be accommodated in the respective state bhavans with all facilities. Household Staff: IAS officers are also provided household staff to take care of daily chores at their official residence or service quarter.

Study Leave: Another awesome facility that is enjoyed by IAS officers would be an official 2-4 year study leave. Under this, IAS officers can take leave of up to 4 years to study at a reputed foreign university the cost burden of which will be borne by the government. Other Benefits: IAS officers also enjoy several other benefits in the form of PF, Gratuity, Healthcare services, lifetime pension and several other retirement benefits.

Unofficial benefits: In addition to this, IAS officers also get invited to all major events happening in the district or zone of their jurisdiction. This would include free tickets and passes for cricket matches, concerts, parties and others. However, due to work commitments attending these might not really be a part of their schedule unless accompanying some other VVIP.

These are just some of the major perks and facilities that are enjoyed by IAS officers in India. It is almost impossible to list down all the minor benefits enjoyed by IAS officers in India. However, the ones listed above clearly prove why being an IAS officer is considered to the most sought after career choice in India.