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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

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