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The Indian Economic Service (IES) constituted in 1961, was conceived by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru for formulating and implementing economic policies and programmes of the country. The Indian Economic Service (IES) is an organised Group A central service.

Indian Economic/Statistical Service offers a very attractive opening to graduates in Economics and Statistics. ISS and IES are central government services which are involved in economic planning and analysis through state boards, planning commission and other government owned bodies in the country. IES is an inter-Ministerial and inter-Departmental service as its Cadre posts are spread across different Ministries/ Departments of the Central Government, numbering around 55.

Selection to this service is through Indian Economic/Statistical Services Exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Indian Economic/Statistical Services Exam is generally conducted in the month of November.

The role of the IES can be broadly categorized in terms economic advice, economic administration, implementation of development programmes, besides dealing with other areas such as economic reforms, regulation, price fixation, monitoring and evaluation.


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