Highest Post in UPSC: Find Out the Top Ranks in IAS, IPS and IFS

Highest Post in UPSC

The Civil Service is the foundation of the Indian government system. It is the primary service which is responsible for all the major departments which run the state and central administration. All India Services, Indian foreign services and Indian police services are the three types of services appointed through the Civil Services exam. The wages are too different, depending on the role and post of the Services. Today we will discuss which is the highest post in upsc? top post i

n UPSC and will get to know a little about them and their working.

Highest Post in Indian Administrative Services

The Cabinet Secretary is the IAS top post and senior civil officer of the India’s government.

She/he is the senior executive of the Indian Administrative Service[6] ranked eleventh in the Indian order of priorities.

She/he is under the direct responsibility of the PM and is designated for a set period of two years.

What is the Cabinet Secretary’s Role?

They promote smooth business transactions in government ministries/departments.

The Secretariat ensures:

  • Secretarial aid to the Cabinet and its committees.
  • Assistance in government decision-making by maintaining inter-ministerial coordination
  • Ironing the gaps between ministries/departments

UPSC Highest Post in IFS

The Indian Foreign Service (IFS) was formed in 1946. The foreign secretary is the framework supervisory authority for the IFS. After selection, the training programme involves two stages: the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Massouri, and the Foreign Services Institute in New Delhi.

The Foreign Secretary of India is India’s topmost diplomat and leader of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This position is usually taken by an IFS officer of the rank of Secretary of the Government of India. The recent and 33rd Foreign Secretary is Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who took office on 29 January 2020. Shringla belongs to a 1984 IFS batch. Initially, he acted as the ambassador of India to the United States, Bangladesh and Thailand.

Foreign Secretary Jobs Include

  • To serve as Chief Counselor to the Minister of External Affairs on all aspects of strategy and administrative affairs.
  • To present the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before the Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament of India.
  • Considers the selection of officials to the Cabinet Appointments Committee  under the Ministry of External Affairs.

Top Post in Indian Police Service

DGP (Director General of Police) is the highest authority in any police state. In India, the Director General of Police  is given three stars and is the topmost police officer in the Indian States and Union Territories. All DGPs are members of the Indian Police Service. The DGP is normally the head of the state police force in each and every state of India. The salary of DGP is Rs. 80,000.

Also Read: IPS Officer Salary: What are the ranks in IPS? What are the duties of IPS Officers?

What is the Basis for Allocation of Cadres

Cadre is assigned to the preferred candidate on the basis of the following categories:

The candidate’s rank in the Civil Service Test.

  • The applicant’s order of choice for service.
  • The applicant’s category.
  • Availability of vacancies in the division of nominees.
  • Reports of the Medical Board/Appellate Board with respect to the nominee.

When filling out the Detailed Application Form , candidates are asked for zone and framework preferences if they are selected. Candidates  have to make a choice among the different zones in the descending order.   After  classifying the zone priorities, candidates need to show the preferences of the cadres in each desired zone. Subsequently, the candidates will show their second preference for each choice region.

The cadre allocation  for the IAS is carried out before the start of the Foundation Course in the LBSNAA. The framework of cadre allocation for the IPS or IFOS is carried out immediately after the appointments have been made.


With every post comes responsibility and perks, UPSC does not offer anything for free, you have to earn everything. Similarly the highest posts mentioned above are given to those who have abundant experience in their fields. If you wish to get the highest posts then prepare for the UPSC exams and score an extraordinary rank to be able to make it to the higher ranks of Indian Government.

Also Read: How Many Ranks are there in UPSC? Find Out Ways to Increase Your Rank!

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