The work responsibilities of an IAS officer vary depending on his or her type of assignment he or she is given. An IAS officer is provided with three types of assignments. It includes field, state secretariat/ public sector undertakings and central secretariat assignments. It includes handling of affairs of the government which involves drafting, framing, implementing and reviewing policies. An IAS officer is required to consult various departments and elect representatives. An IAS officer is responsible for supervising the implementation of government schemes and policies. An IAS officer is responsible for responding to natural calamities, riots and major accidents in their jurisdiction. He or she is responsible for coordinating relief activities.
An IAS officer is an administrative post in the civil services. He or she is responsible for supervising the administrative activities within the division assigned to them.
Maintaining law and order:
An IAS officer is responsible for maintenance of law and order. He or she is responsible for coordinating and providing necessary support to restore law and order and help individuals affected by natural calamities or riots
An IAS officer is responsible for managing the staff working under him. He or she is responsible to make their reports based on the evaluation of their services.
An IAS officer often stays involved in reviewing various reports. He or she is also responsible for providing advice and helping elected representatives to formulate and draft policies for making right decisions.