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Indian Information Service

Indian Information ServiceThe Indian Information Services (IIS) Officers are controlled by the Ministry of Defence (Directorate of Public Relations). The tasks

  • Managing government's print media, electronic media, advertising agency, Union Ministeries (news desk),act as press advisors
  • Constitute a press party
  • Organise press conferences
  • Control official media
  • Organise festivals (national and international), etc

The work is interesting as it uses the flare for journalism, public relations and administration all together. There is a special requirement to enter this service. The officer needs to have some previous experience of work in a newspaper or news agency or ad agency. The promotional channel is more or less the same as that of other Services.

Indian Information Service Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the Indian Information Service exam is the same as for other services. Once the candidate clears the civil services and gets allotment to the Indian foriegn service as per his rank, he has to go through specified training.

IIS eligibility for persons with disability

People with the following disabilities & Physical conditions can be selected into the IIS

Category(ies) for which Identified Functional Classification Physical Requirements
(i) Locomotor Disability including Cerebral Locomotor Disability Palsy, Leprosy including Cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims and k Victims and Both Legs, Both Legs One Arm Sitting, Reading and Writing, Seeing, Hearing/Speaking, Communication
Both Legs and Arms Sitting, Seeing, Hearing/Speaking, Communication
Both Arms, Both Hands Sitting, Standing, Walking, Seeing, Hearing/Speaking
One Leg, One Arm, Muscular Weakness, One Arm One Leg Sitting, Standing, Walking, Seeing, Hearing/Speaking, Reading and Writing, Communication
(ii) Blind and Low Vision Low Vision Manipulation by Finger, Pushing & Pulling, Lifting, Kneeling and Crouching, Bending, Standing, Walking, Hearing/Speaking, Reading and Writing, Communication, Seeing
Blind Manipulation by Finger, Pushing & Pulling, Lifting, Kneeling and Crouching, Bending, Standing, Walking, Hearing/Speaking, Communication
(iii) Deaf and Hard of Hearing Hard of Hearing Manipulation by Finger, Pushing & Pulling, Lifting, Kneeling and Crouching, Bending, Standing, Walking, Hearing/Speaking, Reading and Writing, Communication
Fully Deaf Manipulation by Finger, Pushing & Pulling, Lifting, Kneeling and Crouching, Bending, Standing, Walking, Reading and Writing, Communication
(i)Locomotor Cerebral Disability Palsy, Leprosy including Cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims and Muscular Dystrophy. All mentioned above
[(i), (ii) and (iii) above]
All mentioned above
[(i), (ii) and (iii) above]

Indian Information Service Recruitment and Training

The training for Indian Information Service is of two sorts; one is the thought the Civil Service Exam which is conducted by UPSC every year (50%) and the other is upgrading the officers already working at senior position of IIS of Group B (50%).

After the distribution by Department of Personnel & Training, the newly appointed officers have to pursue three months basic training in any of the recognized national academies.

The other part of training includes nine months certified training in India Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and further one year being part of media in several outlets like PIB, DPD, NSD, RNI, AIR, DFP, DDN and NMW under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Indian Information Service (Junior Grade) Ranks and Salaries

Service Hierarchy

Grade

Pay scales

Designation in Field

Designation in Headquarters

Junior time scale

8000-275-13500

Assistant Director, Inspector of Exhibition, Assistant News Editor, New Reporter/ Correspondent, Assistant Director (Monitoring), Field Publicity Officer, Assistant Regional Officer, Assistant Research Officer

Assistant Director, PIB

Senior time scale

10650-325-15850

Assistant Press registrar, Campaign Officer, Public Relations Officer, deputy Director, Editor, Copy Tester, Research Officer, Senior Correspondent-cum-Editor, Regional Officer, Officer on Special duty, Talks officers, Senior correspondent, Public Relations Officer, Special Correspondent (abroad)

Deputy Director, PIB

Junior administrative grade

12000-375-16500

Joint Director (News), Chief (Media), Director (Media), Deputy Press Registrar, editor-in-Chief, Special correspondent (abroad), Joint Director

Counselor Director

JAG (NFSG)

14300-400-18300

Director

Director

Senior administrative grade

18400-500-22400

Director, Registrar of Newspapers for India, Additional Director General (News), Special correspondent (abroad)

Deputy Director General, PIB

Higher administrative grade

22400-525-24500

Director General (News)

Additional Director General, PIB

26000 (fixed)

Director General / Principal Information Officer

Director General, PIB

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