Government jobs offer better opportunities for career growth. This is because the government sector is much larger than the private sector. As a result, there are more positions available for advancement. In addition, the government sector also provides employees with more training and development opportunities.

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1 . IAS / IPS

Among the government services in India the position of civil services officers are hailed at the top position. And among the civil services, IAS and IPS are the two top positions with regard to power, responsibility and many other aspects. That is the reason huge number of aspirants are fascinated for these top jobs. In this article let us discuss about the powers of IAS and IPS officers, their responsibilities, difference between these two top jobs and which one of these is regarded as the higher one.

General information about IAS and IPS

The full form of IAS is Indian Administrative Services and IPS stands for Indian Police Services while both are All-India Services.

IAS and IPS service play a vital role in the development and administration of the country while in a district, an IAS is posted as the Collector cum District Magistrate (DM) and an IPS is posted as the Superintendent of Police (SP) and they are the top two authorities in district administration.

Importantly, though IAS and IPS are the two top posts in a district, they do not tussle for power; rather both of them work in coordination towards the proper administration of the district.

Origin/ Existence of IAS & IPS

These posts were prevalent even before Indian independence. However, during British Raj IAS and IPS services were dominated by the Europeans.

Post independence, the services were open basically for the Indian citizens and the eligibility criteria were changed so as to suit Indians.

Indian Administrative Service is the continuance of Imperial Civil Services (ICS) prevailing in the colonial period. The authority was called ‘Collector’ as they were in charge of the collection of revenues from the agricultural land.


As per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission the salary of an IPS can range from Rs 56,100 per month to Rs 2,25,000 per month. It varies depending on seniority. Similarly, as per the Seventh Pay Commission the salary of IAS can range from Rs 56,100 per month to Rs 2,50,000 per month while the same varies depending on seniority. IAS salary is a little bit more than IPS.


Indian Foreign Service (IFS) is an administrative diplomat under Group A and Group B civil services. It is one of the premier civil services, which marks India’s presence abroad.IFS officer

The service is entrusted to conduct diplomacy, mark India presence in various International organisation and manage foreign relations of India. It is the body of career diplomats serving in more than 160 Indian Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations around the world.   

An IFS officer gets an attractive salary and not to mention the perks. 

3. Defence Services – Navy, Army and Air Force

Entering the National Defence Academy (NDA) is the best option if you are looking for a well paying and beneficial job. This job provides a candidate with the opportunity to enter into the Indian Army, Navy and such defence institutions.

Defense Services Rashtra Defence Academy

Good payment, official residence, medical facilities are some of the perks provided by this job. Apart from the above-mentioned benefits, being in the defence services, discipline and being responsible comes naturally. You learn to be more organized in your life.

4. RBI Grade B Officer

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the country’s central bank and regulatory body. While RBI jobs don’t make much noise, they quietly are some of the lucrative you will find going around. 

Grade B of RBI is the best position for any interested applicant and is the highest-level managerial job of RBI. The typical working salary of RBI Grade B is about sixty to seventy thousand rupees with full Dearness Allowance (DA). 


The other perks involve a spacious accommodation in posh localities, along with one-eighty litres of petrol per annually. They can raise their kids for free in every other location. They even get one lakh after each year for travelling across the world.

Bank jobs are easy to fit in. They provide a comfortable working space. All in all, it is a good option for people who want to work in a challenging environment of work balance.

5. Scientists with ISRO/DRDO

It’s not easy being a scientistbut it’s definitely worth it. The scientists are the developing roots of the country. They are the revolutionists who bring changes for the good and betterment of the people and the country on the whole.


Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), are just some of the reputable institutions which are run by government scientists. The salary of a government scientist equivalent and sometimes better than the private ones.

The perks such as individual houses in which they are accommodated, medical insurance are some of the benefits associated with the job. The work pressure is a little high and the job is also demanding. But the benefits are all worth it.


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