How to become an ICLS Officer (Indian Corporate Law Service)

ICLS Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the ICLS exam are the same as for other services. Once the candidate clears the civil services and gets an allotment to the service as per his/her rank, he/she would have to go through specified training.

ICLS Recruitment and Training

There are two major methods for recruitment of ICLS, first is the direct recruitment carried out by UPSC commission and the other one is by Promoting the officers already serving under Group ‘B’ service. The existing ratio of both the modes in which they are conducted is 60%: 40%.

The probationary officers of ICLS are meant to be trained in ICLS academy at Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA). This induction training program is held for a period of almost 10 months.

The Induction training pattern comprises of a deep knowledge on Indian Penal Codes, Provisions of Companies Act, Other Corporate Laws, Limited Partnership Act, Book-Keeping & Accounts etc. After finishing the induction training program successfully, the ICLS officers are posted at different administrative offices.

Based on their performances and ranking an ICLS officer selected as Regional Director (RD), with legislative authorization and as an administrative head with responsibilities of Central Government allotment according to the Companies act. RDs have an administrative control on all the offices as a Registrar of Companies (ROC i.e. Official Liquidator (OL).

Indian Corporate Law Service Ranks and Salaries

Service Hierarchy

1)  Higher administrative Grade (HAG)

  • The salary is around Rs 69,000 to Rs. 79,000
  • Existing designation: Directorate General of Corporate Affairs
  • Directorate General of Corporate Affairs

2) Senior Administrative Grade (SAG)

  • The salary is around Rs37400 to Rs. 67,000
  • A usual Grade Pay of Rs. 10000
  • Existing designation: Regional director, Director of inspection and Investigation, Director

3)  Junior Administrative Grade (JAG)    

  • The salary is around Rs 15,600 to Rs. 39,100
  • A usual Grade Pay of Rs. 7600
  • Existing designation: Registrar of companies, Official liquidator, Joint director, Secretary, Company Law Board

4) Senior Time Scale (STS)

  • The salary is around Rs 15,600 to Rs. 39,100
  • A usual Grade Pay of Rs. 7600
  • Existing designation: Registrar of companies, Official liquidator, Deputy registrar of companies, Deputy official liquidator, Deputy director

5) Junior Time Scale (JTS)

  • The salary is around Rs 15,600 to Rs. 39,100
  • A usual Grade Pay of Rs. 5400
  • Existing designation: Registrar of companies, Official liquidator, Registrar of companies cum official liquidator, Assistant registrar of companies, Assistant official liquidator, Assistant director, Bench officer – Company Law Board.

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