The Civil Service Examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is on of India‘s prestigious and not surprisingly one of the toughest examinations. Aspirants who clear all three stages of this exam (Prelims, Mains and Interview) can become Civil Servants by joining the IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS or 20 other services.
Indian Police Force :
The Indian Police Service (IPS) is one of the three All-India Services constitutes under Article 312 of the Constitution of INDIA. IPS officers provide senior level leadership to police forces in the states and at the Centre.
The Service is organized into 24 state cadres, into which IPS officers are induced through two channels. One is recruited through UPSC and the other is by promotion of SPS (State Police Services).
IPS officers have different roles in the district, state and centre level.
As an SP- Superintendent of Police of a district, an IPS performs the following functions :
As an SP- Superintendent of Police of a district, an IPS performs the following functions:
• Maintenance of public order and peace
• Prevention of crime and detection and investigation of crime
• Collection of intelligence
• VIP security
• Taking counter measures against drug trafficking and counter- terrorism measures
• Managing disasters
• Motivating and guiding the force.
At a state level an IPS Officer may join any of the following organizations:
• Criminal Investigation department.
• Anti- corruption bureau.
• State Intelligence department.