UPSC-IP&TAFS Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, and Application Details

The Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS) is one of the  Group ‘A’ service available for the candidates successfully passing the UPSC exams. This service was constituted in 1973. The role of this service is to provide accounting and financial services to the Indian posts and telecommunications departments. Later this service has been renamed as Indian Communication Finance Service (ICFS)

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UPSC-IP&TAFS Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, and Application Details

Here we, in this post looking into the detailed information about this civil service, as its important to know about a particular services before joining or applying for it.

Informations as follows

 TRAINING PERIODS:

  1. After getting selection as ICFS candidates through Civil Services Examination, the officers undergo a foundation course, which is held with the officers of other services like IAS, IFS & Central Services Group A which comprises a total period of 4 months conducted at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration at Mussoorie.
  2. Next state of training is for six months period focusing on professional practice in Financial Management at the National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad
  3. It is a specialized training institute under the Ministry of Finance,  Government of India.
  4. The next level of training will be held at the National Institute of Communication Finance (NICF) at Ghitorni, New Delhi.  
  5. There they’ve trained with Telecom technologies and Postal procedures, where officers are debuted for ten months.

In between these training, the candidates are also deputed for on-field training in telecom areas as well as postal regions.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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  • To Asset and Collect the  License fee and Spectrum Usage charges of Telecom Licensers.
  • Spectrum Auction, which is 2G,3G,4G.
  • To build Policy in the Department of Telecommunications and the Department of Posts.
  • To manage financially in the Department of posts and Department of Telecommunications.
  •  To do with internal Auditing in the Department of Telecommunications and the Department of Posts.
  • To carry with the Accounting side in the Department of Posts and Department of Telecommunications.
  •  To manage pensions in the department of DoT, DoP, BSNL, and MTNL.

CAREER PROSPECTS AND ITS GROWTH:

After completing the training provided with the satisfying the recruiting officers, they will be entered in the service at the Grade level of Junior Time Scale in the pay-scale of Rs.15600-39100 (Grade Pay of Rs. 5400) with further promotion according to their capabilities, up to the level of Junior Administrative Grade (NFSG) within 13 years of the service.

  • The highest grade in the cadre is HAG+, which has a pay scale of Rs. 75500-80000.

FURTHER GROWTH IN ICFS:

  • IT officials and Financial Advisors
  • Budget and Accounting managers
  • Finance and Asset manager
  • Project controller in the communication division
  • Internal Auditing officers
  • Revenue Assessments and Collection department
  • Spectrum allocation areas
  • Rural project managing officers.

 GRADE AND ITS SALARY :

Grade Payscale
Senior Time Scale 15600-39100 + Grade Pay 5400
Senior Time Scale 15600-39100 + Grade Pay 6600
Junior Administrative Grade 15600-39100 + Grade Pay 7600
Senior Administrative Grade 37400-67000 + Grade Pay 10000
Higher Administrative Grade 67000(annual increment @ 3%)-79000
Higher Administrative Grade+ 75500-80000

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