IRS comprises of 2 services – IRS (Direct Tax) and IRS (Indirect Tax). The IRS officers are primarily involved with tax administration of the Government of India. This includes Income Tax, Customs, Excise etc.
IPS officers occupy higher positions in the State Police Departments, Central Armed Police Forces and Intelligence Agencies. Their responsibility is to maintain law and order and internal security.
IAS officers hold the most important positions in Central and State Governments and in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). They act as the pillars to governance in that they formulate policies, devise strategies, allocate resources, implement plans & maintain a progress report. They manage the general administration & development.
IFS officers serve as diplomats in international missions and embassies of India around the world and in prominent international organizations like United
Nations (UN), World Bank, and IMF. They work to promote India’s interests from a bilateral and a global perspective. They also promote trade & cultural relations with other countries.