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Indian Administration by Pankaj Singh, Hoshiar Singh

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Union Public Service Commission

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the recruiting agency for civil services whose members control the commanding heights of the administration. The Indian Civil Service during British times was one of the finest in the world. Despite their prejudices against the ICS, the leaders of free India made it a part of the new political system and gave it the name Indian Administrative Service. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel realized that no democratic government could be effective without a proper, well-organized and well-disciplined civil service to carry out its will and to advise it on how to give its policies concrete and practical shape. Today, IAS officers are everywhere; in steel plants, food corporation ...

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