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A Brief Overview of the Roles and Responsibilities of an IAS Officer and the Best Free Materials for UPSC Examination

The UPSC free materials are available in plenty in the market, but aspirants have to be careful about the free materials that they choose while preparing because time is precious and they need to get the right content in terms of quantity and quality. This article gives brief information about the roles and responsibilities of an IAS officer and the best UPSC free materials that are available online. 

In different districts it is known by one of the three names mentioned above. IAS officers holding this designation will have complete charge of the District. They have to look after the law and order, implementation of various Government welfare schemes, development schemes in the various parts of the districts. One of the most well-known and popular designation of an IAS officer is the Deputy Commissioner, District Collector, District Magistrate. The IAS officers are accountable to the State Legislature, Parliament, they are responsible for personal supervision of expenditure of public funds. The functions of the IAS officer keeps changing as they get promoted to higher levels of the administration. The powers of an IAS officer are given in laws such as National Disaster Management Act, Essential Commodities Act,  Drug Licences Act, Arms Act, Code of Criminal Procedure, etc. Three types of assignments are given to the IAS officers. They are Central Secretariat, State Secretariat/Public Sector Undertakings, and Field Assignments. The basic per month salary of an IAS officer starts at Rs.56,100(TA, DA and HRA are extra) and can go on to reach Rs.2,500,00 for a Cabinet Secretary. The IAS officers are the one implementing the policies made by the Government. IAS officers get to serve the society by building roads to the remote corner of the district, providing sanitation facilities, water facilities, bringing electricity to all the poor homes, providing healthcare facilities, educational facilities, sports facilities. IAS officers have the power to make overall changes in the lives of the poor people.

There are many UPSC Free materials provided by the BYJU’S which will meet the standards of quality and quantity required for an effective IAS examination preparation. Candidates can directly refer to the Yojana Magazine, Kurukshetra Magazines published by the Government which are important sources of information. Aspirants can refer to the Gist of Yojana and the Gist of Kurukshetra Magazines provided by the BYJU’S. This is given to simplify the preparation of the IAS exam aspirants. Apart from these there are many other UPSC free materials provided by the BYJU’S on a weekly basis and daily basis. The UPSC free materials which are provided on a weekly basis are International Relations This Week, Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), Weekly Current Affairs analysis, Current Affairs Quiz, Weekly Current Affairs Webinar, Economy This Week. This will help to structure the weekly preparation of the UPSC Civil Service exam aspirants. To help streamline the daily preparation of the UPSC Civil Service exam aspirants, BYJU’S have been providing an excellent UPSC Free materials such as The Hindu Video Analysis, Sansad TV Perspective, AIR Spotlight, Topic of the Day, Best of PIB, Comprehensive News Analysis (CNA), and This Day in History.

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