Beyond the resignations: Why anxiety among IAS is only growing

"You can imagine the frustration of an IAS officer if she is to retire without even getting one posting outside the state. What is the point of then calling the IAS an all-India service?" asks one officer.

The salary structure of government officers have improved a lot since then, leading to a drastic reduction in IAS officials resigning to join companies. But the recent resignations of a few IAS officers, albeit for various reasons, have again turned the spotlight on the much preferred branch of the bureaucracy.