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Indian Information Service (IIS)

The Indian Information Services (IIS) was formed in the year 1987. IIS is one of the Group ‘A’ Central Civil Service of India. The cadre controlling authority is the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

  • Cadre size: 489 posts (direct recruitment – 50%, promotion – 50%).

Functions of the Officers

  • Dissemination of information on government policies, programmes and activities through print, electronic, audio and visual media.
  • Providing feedback on the reactions of people to the programmes and policies and of advising the government on its information policy.

Service Hierarchy


Pay scales

Designation in Field

Designation in Headquarters

Junior time scale


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


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


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

Counselor Director





Senior administrative grade


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

Deputy Director General, PIB

Higher administrative grade


Director General (News)

Additional Director General, PIB

26000 (fixed)

Director General / Principal Information Officer

Director General, PIB