Indian Economic Service (IES) is an administrative inter-ministerial civil service under group A of the central civil services of the Government of India. In IES one undertakes economic analysis and render information for designing and formulating developmental policies, also monitoring and evaluating various public programs. As it is inter-ministerial therefore the IES officers serve in diverse areas such as policy making, rural developments, social sector, industry, trade etc. Apart from this, IES officers also go for deputation to serve in UN bodies, foreign government, state government etc. Recruitment is based on All India Open Competitive Examination called as IES examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Comission.