Rajasthan Administrative Service
Rajasthan Administrative Service, popularly known as RAS, is the supreme civil service of the Indian state of Rajasthan. The recruitment to the service is made on the basis of an annual competitive examination. The officers are included in the state cadre of civil service officers.
The cadres usually start from a designation lower in rank than Indian Administrative Service (IAS) (one of the All India Services). However, promote RAS officers gradually can take posts equivalent to IAS officers. The RAS exam is organised by Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC), a Rajasthan government body. The RAS officers hold various posts at sub-district level while delivering various government services apart from conducting revenue administration and maintenance of law and order.