Clause 8(1) of the Indian Foreign Service (conduct and discipline) Rules, 1986 says no member of the service shall marry any person other than an Indian citizen without the prior permission in writing of the government.
Can two Indian Foreign Service officers marry?
According to DoPT rules, inter-cadre transfers of officers of the All India Services are permitted on account of marriage. Until three years ago, two officers who chose to get married to each other would be given a common cadre that wasnt the home cadre of either.
Is IFS really tough?
The Indian Foreign Service, UPSC recruits candidates through the Civil Services exam. The IFS members represent the country at an international level. Also, every year in this department UPSC introduces 17-18 vacancies. To sum up, the competition is quite tough among the candidates.
How many hours do IFS officers work?
Individuals who opt for a career as Indian Foreign Service Officers are required to work on usual timings i.e. 9 am to 5 pm. But depending on the work assigned to them and deadlines approaching, they are required to work overtime. On average, Officers are required to work for 50-55 hours.