This tutorial will briefly learn about the various full forms of PCS including their definition, history, functions, overviews, vision and other detailed information.
(i) PCS: Provincial Civil Service
The full form of the administrative service abbreviation PCS is Provincial Civil Service.
What is PCS?
“PCS or Provincial Civil Service is the administrative state-level civil service that falls under Group A and Group B of the Government of Uttar Pradesh’s executive branch.”
PCS is also one of three feeder services for the Indian Administrative Service in the UP state. State Civil Services examinations are administered by UPPSC (Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission) and are responsible for appointing PCS officials. The PCS officials operate under various sub-divisional, district, divisional, and state levels, from managing revenue performance and preserving law and order.
Almost 50% of the service recruitment is hired based on a yearly competitive exam directed by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission, and the enrolled officers are known as direct PCS officers. They are directly selected for the designation of Deputy Collector rank. The remaining cadre of officers is appointed after getting promoted from UPLPCS (Uttar Pradesh Lower Provincial Civil Service, also known as the Tehsildar cadre). The enrolled officers are called promotees PCS officers. Regardless of their mode of entry, the PCS officers are recruited by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.
The overviews of PCS are as follows:
|Another Name||Uttar Pradesh Civil Service (Executive Branch)|
|Founder State||Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Staff College||U.P. Academy of Administration and Management located at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Duties||State Policy FormulationState Policy ImplementationState Public AdministrationState Bureaucratic GovernanceState Secretarial Assistance|
|PCS Officers Strength||In total 1112 officials (out of which 742 officials are directly recruited by UPSC and 370 officials are promoted from Tehsildars)|
|Selection||State Civil Services Examination|
|Cadre Controlling Authority||Department of Appointment and Personnel, Government of Uttar Pradesh|
|Association||Uttar Pradesh PCS Association|
Responsibilities of PCS officer
The functions and responsibilities of PCS officers are as follows:
- PCS officers are responsible for the collection of land revenue.
- They act as courts and look in the subjects of revenue and crime in the state.
- They are in charge of maintaining law and order in the state.
- PCS officers execute Union and State Government plans and policies from scratch when posted at field officers.
- They act as the government’s intermediate agents on the field and fulfill the communication gap between the public and the government.
- PCS officers are responsible for handling the government’s admin and day-to-day events, including creating and implementing policy, consulting them with the concerned ministers and secretary of the concerned department.
The following table describes the Pay Grades of Provincial Civil Service Levels as per the 7th Central Pay Commission:
|Level of Cadre||Basic Pay||Years of Service||Post|
|Pay level 14 or Special Secretary Grade||144200 INR to 218200 INR||28 years of service||Special secretary in State SecretariatAdditional divisional commissionerChief development officerMunicipal commissioner Vice chairmanDirector|
|Pay Level 13A or Additional Secretary Grade||131100 INR to 216800 INR||26 years of service||Additional secretary in State SecretariatSecretary to CommissionerAdditional Municipal commissioner Vice chairman of a development authorityAdditional Director Chief development authority|
|Pay Level 13 or Joint Secretary grade||118500 INR to 214100 INR||23 years of service||Joint secretary in State SecretariatAdditional district magistrate, city magistrateSecretary to CommissionerAdditional municipal commissionerAdditional Director|
|Pay Level 12 or ADM grade||78800 INR to 191500 INR||20 years of service||Deputy secretary in State SecretariatAdditional District MagistrateCity magistrateDeputy municipal commissionerDeputy DirectorExecutive MagistrateSecretary to Commissioner|
|Pay Level 11 or Deputy Secretary Scale||67700 INR to 160000 INR||15 years of service||Deputy secretary in State SecretariatSub-Divisional MagistrateDeputy City MagistrateDeputy Municipal CommissionerAssistant DirectorExecutive Magistrate|
|Pay Level 10 or Junior Time Grade||56100 INR to 177500 INR||ND||Dy. collector /SDM|
|Pay Level 09 or Basic Administrative Grade||53100 INR to 167800 INR||1 year of service||Assistant secretary in State SecretariatStaff officer to CommissionerBDO|
(ii) PCS: Personal Communication Service
The full form of the communication technology abbreviation PCS is Personal Communication Service.
What is Personal Communication Service?
“PCS or Personal Communication Service is a generation of wireless-phone communication capabilities that enables terminal mobility and service profile management.”
This technology is similar to a mobile communication service, with the only difference supporting extended mobility. PCS allows people to place and receive communications and is widely utilized as a data and voice communication tool over a wireless medium.
PCS combines a range of features and services for several voices or data communications systems that are transferred wirelessly, uniting digital services and providing services, unlike high-tech cellular mobile or paging services. Besides, PCS can also help implement other wireless communications services, including services that permit people to locate and receive communications.