Indian Foreign Services (IFS)

The Indian Foreign Service (IFS) is the administrative diplomatic civil service of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India. It is one of the two premier Civil Services (other being IAS) It is a Central Civil service as Foreign policy is the subject matter and prerogative of Union Government. IFS holds the offices for positions of Ambassador, High Commissioner, Consul General, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations and Foreign Secretary, etc.