Governance and public administration is a highly coveted job. It comes with a lot of power but even bigger responsibility. Being a government officer is about taking decisions on behalf of the government. Depending on your role and the department you work with, you could be solving challenges in a village community, working with the Prime Minister on some of the top issues of the country, or work with the Ministry of Health to combat Coronavirus. The job involves transferring to a new location every few years, understanding challenges faced by the public, and addressing those challenges to improve the lives of the masses. If you have a strong desire to create impact by changing things on the ground, then this is the job for you.
A graduate degree followed by the UPSC exam or the respective PSC exams at the state levels. UPSC is one of the most competitive exams in India and requires years of preparation. Even if you clear the exam, you will be able to truly enjoy the career if you have the passion to serve the country, enjoy solving public challenges and get immense satisfaction in shaping government action on the ground.
In order to have a fruitful career in Governance & Administration, one needs to have certain skills such as: