Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) conducts the APPSC Group 1 exam to recruit candidates to various state government departments. This is a golden opportunity for candidates to serve society at large and to get high status job. And the officers can be a part of the welfare of people and can motivate them. APPSC Group 1 exam is delayed due to the lock down situation implemented due to the pandemic COVID’19. The APPSC has postponed the APPSC mains exam to the upcoming months. This article gives a brief idea on the life, roles and responsibilities of APPSC Group 1 Job Profile.
|Exam Name||APPSC Group 1 Exam|
|Authority||Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission|
|Exam Level||State Level (Andhra Pradesh)|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Mode||Offline (Screening Exam) and online( Main Exam)|
|Application Fee||250+120= 370 (Rs.250 for the reserved category candidates)|
|Medium of Examination||English and Telugu|
|Job Location||Across Andhra Pradesh|
APPSC Group 1 Eligibility
The candidates must fulfill the following eligibility criteria before applying for the posts in APPSC Group 1.
- The candidate must an Indian citizen.
- The candidate must possess a degree from any recognized university.
- The minimum age required for the candidates is 18 years.
- The maximum age of the candidates can be 42 years.
NB: There are varying age limits, physical and educational requirements depending on the service.
The APPSC Group 1 exam is conducted for the following posts.
|Name of the post||Service|
|Deputy Collector||Andhra Pradesh Civil Service|
|Assistant Commissioner||AP State Tax Service|
|Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat -2)||AP Police Service|
|Deputy Superintendent of Jails (Men)||AP Jail Service|
|District Fire Officer||AP Fire Service|
|Asst Treasury Officer/Asst Accounts Officer||AP Treasury and Accounts Service|
|Regional Transport Officer||AP Transport Service|
|Asst Prohibition & Excise Superintendent||AP Excise Service|
|Mandal Parishad Development Officer||AP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service|
|District Registrar||AP Registration Service|
|District Employment Officer||AP Employment Exchange Service|
|Deputy Registrar||AP Cooperative Service|
|District Tribal Welfare Officer||AP Tribal Welfare Service|
|District Social Welfare Officer||AP Social Welfare Service|
|District BC Welfare Officer||AP BC Welfare Service|
|District Panchayat Officer||AP Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Service|
|Municipal Commissioner Grade-II||AP Municipal Administration Services|
|Administrative Officer/Lay Secretary and Treasurer Grade-II||AP Medical and Health (Administration) Service|
|Asst Audit Officer||AP State Audit Service|
APPSC Group 1 Job Profile
Let’s have a brief idea on the roles and responsibilities of major job position.
Deputy Collector is a State Administrative Service officer in charge of administration and revenue collection of a sub-division in India. They are also empowered as executive magistrates, the post is also referred to as the Sub-Divisional Magistrate. The Collectorate play a significant role in the District administration. Collector heads the District and acts as the District Magistrate for maintaining Law and Order in the jurisdiction. He/She deals mainly with Social Security Schemes, Land Matters and arms licensing etc. Deputy Collectors / Deputy District Collectors is usually a Tehsildars who report into the District Revenue Officer (DRO) who is also called the Additional District Collector and is the overall in-charge of revenue department for the district, DRO in turn reports into the District Collector (also called District Commissioner) who is in-charge of overall management of the district across all departments.
Deputy Supdt. of Police (Civil) Cat-2
The rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police or Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) are now state police officers who belong to the provincial police forces, either direct trainee at that rank or promoted from inspector. Deputy Superintendents are generally posted as circle officers in a district. The primary duties of the superintendent of Police are to keep the force under his control properly trained, efficient and contented and to ensure by constant supervision that the prevention, investigation and detection of crime in his district are properly and efficiently dealt with by the Police force under his command.
He must, therefore, get to know all officers and men serving under him and see that they are properly trained. He must enforce discipline, if any, and encourage men who are promising and weed out those who are of no use to department. At the same time move constantly be in touch both with his subordinates and with the public. He should pay surprise visits to his Police Stations at irregular intervals and check-up whether officers and men are alert.
District Panchayat Officer
The District Panchayat Officer shall exercise supervision and control over the: Divisional Panchayat Officers, Extension Officer (Panchayats) and their staff in the District, Gram Panchayats and their executives and also provide guidance to them, visit other Gram Panchayats as many as possible for the purpose of inspection, superintendence and conducting of enquiries etc., he shall take immediate action against the defaulters under the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act, inspect the Offices of all Divisional Panchayat Officers and Extension Officer (Panchayats) in the district in every year, hold enquiries and submit reports to the higher authorities on complaints of mal-administration in Gram Panchayats.
He/she have to maintain necessary statistics about the working of Gram Panchayats, within the District, prepare and submit Annual Confidential Reports relating to the post of Extension Officer (Panchayats) and Divisional Panchayat Officers in the District and submit to the commissioner of Panchayat Raj with his remarks, review the replies on audit report, assist the District collector, inspects the works taken up in Gram Panchayats, etc.
District Tribal Welfare Officer
The officer have to study and assess the Tribal Community and understand the needs of the people. Implement programs and activities for helping them and provide basic education to all, support financially through offering jobs, etc.
District Employment Officer
To control, supervise & monitor the functioning of the Employment Exchanges as controlling authority by the Directorate of Employment & Training ( Employment Wing), maintain the accounts and administration of the Employment Exchanges and other Regional offices within the State; and their Inspection and Evaluation, etc. are the major duties to be performed by the District Employment Officer.
Regional Transport Officer (RTO)
The key responsibilities of RTO are: conducting driving tests, inspecting the vehicle insurance, issuing and renewing the driving licences, clearing the pollution test, vehicle registration, providing freight and public transport licences, selling customized registrations, issuing the fitness certificate to transport vehicles, collection of road fund licences and the road tax or excise duty, granting international driving licences, maintaining the database of the registered vehicles, transfer and registration of long transactions and conducting the mechanical assessment of the accidental vehicles.
Municipal Commissioner Grade-II
Municipal Commissioner acts as the head of local administration whereas Mayor works as Ceremonial Head or chief. Works or duties of a municipal commissioner are: signing bills which were passed by standing committee of Municipality, presiding over meeting, seminars, implementation of Government Schemes, improving functionality of administration, looking after all committees of Municipality, mayor is sworn-in by Divisional Commissioner, presenting Annul Budget for the city and taking actions against corruption, etc.
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