UPSC-IIS 2020 Exam Dates, Application Details and All Information You Need to Know

The Indian Information Service (IIS) is one of the Group ‘A’ Civil Services in which candidates can appear who successfully clearing the UPSC Civil Service Examination.  They act as the bridge of sharing communication between the Government of India and the Public. These officers work under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.


UPSC-IIS 2020 Exam Dates, Application Details and Eligibility
UPSC-IIS 2020 Exam Dates, Application Details and Eligibility


Stage 1:

3 months of Foundation Course at the LBSNAA.

Stage 2

Candidates undergo training at the (IIMC) Indian Institute of Mass Communication for a total duration of 9 months.

Stage 3

At this stage, candidates will undergo training for a period of 1 year at various media in India which is the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

They are :

  • DD News
  • All India Radio
  • Press Information Bureau
  • Registrar of Newspapers for India
  • Directorate of Field Publicity
  • Publications Division
  • Electronic Media Monitoring Centre
  • Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity.

They too also serve their works, for one year in several outlets like PIB, DPD, NSD, RNI, AIR, DFP, DDN and NMW under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Career prospects:

  1. In the initial after getting into this service, candidates selected as Junior Grade Officer – he is posted as Assistant Director.
  2. The 1st promotion for them will be the Deputy Director.
  3. In the Junior Administrative, the position is Joint Director / or as the
  4. Deputy Secretary to the Government of India.

Roles and responsibilities :

  • To Administrate and coordinate the work of the Press Information Bureau (PIB).
  • To Conduct the publicity work for the government.
  • To control and, supervise and guide the news service units.
  • To Organise the press advertisement and visual publicity campaigns to spread important information to the people which includes the various policies and activities of the government.
  • To monitor the legal issues involved in the verification of titles, registration and circulation regard with the newspaper, all over the country.
  • To plan and execute the media strategy for the development of an Indian Government.
  • Officers of IIS  can get chances to get post over abroad especially in association with Prasar Bharati.
  • They can also be promoted as  Personal Secretaries in the Central Government on a co-terminus basis.


Grade/Designation post Pay scale
Junior Time Scale 8000-275-13500
Senior Time Scale 10650-325-15850
Junior Administrative Grade 12000-375-16500
Junior Administrative Grade (NFSG) 14300-400-18300
Senior Administrative Grade   18400-500-22400
Higher Administrative Grade 22400-525-24500
Director-General / Principal Information Officer 26000(Fixed)

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