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This article will show you how the career of An IAS officer grows. Well, we all know that it’s difficult to be an IAS officer. But, apart from the selection, this reputed career grows with a very disciplined life. There are so many stages in the life of an IAS officer.
Lets’s have a look:
The following is the career path of an IAS officer depending upon their allotted cadre.

Stage 1: Training– Training is done in two phases.
Phase I: Training at LBSNAA: After qualifying UPSC Civil Services Exam, the candidate first joins Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA).

Here their routine starts at 6:00 am sharp. This includes exercise, horse riding for two hours. They have 8-10 hours of academic activity including lectures, sports, and extracurricular activities from 9:30 onwards. Trekking to nearby rural areas & Bharat Darshan (India’s Study Tour) is also part of their curriculum.
This routine may change as per their promotion from a trainee to an IAS officer.

Phase II Training at LBSNAA: includes about a week-long foreign training with one of India’s diplomatic missions abroad.

Stage 2: Attached with Central Government at the nominal position of an Assistant Secretary for 3 months

Stage 3: Posting as SDM or Joint Magistrate/Sub Collector

Stage 4: As Municipal Commissioner, DDO/CDO

Stage 5: As DM/Collector

Stage 6: State Secretariats at Director/Joint Secretary level.

Stage 7: IAS officer can opt for deputation at Central Government after serving for a few years.

Stage 8: Principal/Additional Secretary (in State Secretariat/Central Secretariat)

Stage 9: Now he may be promoted to Chief Secretary of a state

Stage 10: Cabinet Secretary- This is the position for which every IAS officer dreamt of. The highest position in the carrier of an IAS officer is to become a Cabinet Secretary.

To reach the highest level, an IAS officer has to live a very disciplined and responsible life. As you know that success comes with great responsibilities & this life path of an IAS officer is the perfect example.

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