DANICS stands for civil service administration services of Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands plus the union territories like Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. Likewise, the police services related to these regions are collectively called DANIPS.
These services are administered duly by the control and supervision of the central government. Probationary officers selected for this service are appointed to the Civil or Police services department of Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, plus additionally Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
The recruitment of these services via civil services examination appoints candidates as Group B probationary officers to the cadres, subject to a lot of conditions. Candidates have to initially attempt the civil services examination – the prelims round, mains exam and the interview.
They have to clear all rounds of the interview with a high ranking. After successful ranking in the exam, if a candidate is shortlisted in the final list of selected candidates, then he stands a chance to get selected for the services of his choice.
If a candidate has preferable quoted his preference for the DANICS/DANIPS services and has suitably scored a good ranking, then he will be assessed against a number of vacant seats, and the number of candidates applied for the same post. If all metrics are favourable in the candidate’s profile, then he will surely be offered a cadre under the service.
We discuss the various factors, the training offered to these probationary officers, postings allocated to them, the responsibilities they serve, the various career roles they are offered, and respective pay scales.
Training offered to selected candidates
The initial level of training at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy for administration prepares probationers with the foundation course. Later, specialized training is provided for both DANICS and DANIPS officers.
- For DANICS probationary officers, training is provided in the directorate that offers union territory civil service training. This institute is located at Karkardooma in New Delhi.
- For DANIPS, probationary officers are trained at Police training college in the village of Jharoda Kalan, in the southwest region of New Delhi.
These probationers also work under the guidance of IAS/IPS officers until they are selected for higher grades of promotion.
Officers selected for DANICS and DANIPS cadres serve under various postings, namely
- Centrally administered specific posts under the Delhi government. The allotted strength for this posting is around 309.
- Centrally administered specific posts under the Andaman & Nicobar Islands union territory. The allotted strength for this posting is around 24.
- Centrally administered specific posts under the Lakshadweep government. The allotted strength for this posting is around 14.
- Centrally administered specific posts under the Daman and Diu government in addition to Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The allotted strength for this posting is around 16.
- There are miscellaneous group postings for about 109 posts, all postings giving a final summation of 472 posts.
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Specific roles vary amongst the DANICS and the DANIPS postings.
- For DANICS, the initial posting may be titled as Assistant collectors of the district administration of the capital region of Delhi.
- Additionally, they may also serve as sub-divisional magistrates under the same posting. The Delhi government has various independently functioning autonomous establishments, where the DANICS officers could be posted at. They have a requirement in the government ministries as deputy secretaries.
- After various levels of perks and promotions, they reach higher levels as administrative grade officers. At this juncture, they receive roles in the AGMUT cadre. AGMUT stands for the administration of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram Union Territories.
- The ministry of Home affairs attached to the government of India looks into the overall functioning of DANIPS. The total allotted strength for this cadre is around 434. Officers serving in DANIPS have to report to their respective administrators who, in turn, will report the activities to the government.
Roles and Responsibilities
The personnel working in the DANICS and DANIPS services as officers have various responsibilities under them, such as:
- Bringing about excellent governance measures and implementations to ensure high standards of bureaucracy.
- Ensuring structural implementation of government policies.
- Procedural implementations of service matters.
- Scrutinizing, reviewing government proposals.
- Framing and amending upgradations in government matters in connection with correspondences and appeals.
- Management of redressal systems, mainly to hear grievances of serving employees and retired officials with respect to the cadres. IT could be regarding wages/ pensions / other rules and interpretation policies.
Career prospects with relevant pay scales
Based on the grade of the officer and the relevant strength held in the service posting, officers will serve in different roles, and their pay will match accordingly. We present the tabular scheme for DANICS below:
|Grades of Services for DANICS||Scales of Pay ( Basic + Grade Pay scale) in INR|
|Junior Administrative officer in Grade I cadre (Group A)||37400-67000+Grade Pay of 8700|
|Junior Administrative officer in Grade II cadre (Group A)||15600-39100+Grade Pay of 7600|
|Selection Grade officer (Group A)||15600-39100+Grade Pay of 6600|
|Entry Grade officer (Group B)||(i) 9300-34800+Grade Pay of 4800, offered on|
initial appointment within service
(ii) 15600-39100+Grade Pay of 5400, offered on
completion of 4 years within service. Service here is referred to approved or confirmed service. This is further subject to vigilance checks and integrity clearance by higher authorities)
The presentation for roles/ grades and respective basic pay for DANIPS is offered below
- In the entry-level, officers will be posted as Assistant Commissioner of police where the basic pay band will be around INR 56,100
- In the role of additional deputy commissioner of police or as serving additional superintendent of police, the basic pay allotted could be INR 67,700.
- With higher promotions, Officers will rise to higher roles like the Superintendent of Police or Deputy Commissioner of police. In this grade, the pay could be INR 78,800.
- As senior-level officers in deputy commissioner of police cadre, the pay could be INR 118, 50. This role could also be substituted with the title of Senior Superintendent of Police.
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