IPS OFFICER

IPS OFFICER

 

A BRIEF INTRO

The Indian Police Service (IPS) is part of the Indian Civil Services that consist of 27 services organized into two main sections – the All India Services and the Central Services. IPS is an all-India Service, entry to which is through one of the most difficult examinationinations conducted by the UPSC. The IPS officers are responsible for the safety and security of the public. They mainly take care of law and order, crime prevention and defection, traffic control and accident prevention and management

TYPICAL WORK SCHEDULE

A DCP’s schedule could be following:

8 to 9 am: Briefing by subordinates and conveying the same to senior officers

10:30 to 1 pm: Listening to the public grievances visiting the DCP’s office, directing the concerned officers for appropriate action

2 to 2:30 pm: Quick lunch

4 to 6 pm: Visit police stations/police posts

6 to 7 pm: Scrutinize security arrangements at important installations

7 to 9 pm: Disposal of correspondence /files etc Work schedule changes in case of emergencies/special events

SALARY STRUCTURE

New Entrant: Around Rs. 40,000 per month Managerial Level: Around  Rs. 60,000 per month  Senior Managerial Level: Around Rs. 80,000 per month. One is also entitled to special perks depending where he or she is posted. This is, however, a variable amount specific to some locations only

DESIRED QUALITIES

  • One has to be hard working, have strong will power and determination
  • Must have clarity of though and an ability to analyse a situation to take a just decision
  • Must be sensitive to the aspirations of people
  • Must have good listening and communication DESIRED QUALITIES

HOW DO I GET THERE ?

Anyone who is a graduate in any discipline can appear for the civil services examination which is a three-stage competitive selection process consisting of a preliminary examination, a main examination, and an interview

RELATED WEBSITES

  • Vajiram & Ravi 79, Old Rajinder Nagar Market, New Delhi; vajiramandravi79@gmail.com
  • Rau’s IAS Study Circle 18 Barakhamba Road, C, New Delhi www.rausias.com

PROS AND CONS

  • Immense satisfaction derived from the fact that you are serving the public and bringing a substantial difference to the society
  • Not a routine job, has enough challenges and can be glamorous
  • Dealing with criminal cases can be risky to self and the family
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