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Role of Union Territories Civil and Police Service Officers - UPSC

Role of Union Territories Civil and Police Service Officers - UPSC

Before we move on to job roles and the significant perks of this post, let's briefly learn about Union Territory. What is Union Territory and Police Service? Union Territory Civil Service and Police Service is a federal Service primarily governed by the authority of the Government of India and secondarily governed by State / Union Territory.

Union Territory is an administrative division in the Republic of India. The federal territories directly govern in part or whole by the Union Government of India. Presently, there are eight Union Territories which are:










Jammu & Kashmir


Pondicherry - Puducherry


Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu


Lakshadweep (the smallest Union Territory)


Andaman and Nicobar( the first Union Territory in India)

Responsibilities of a Union Territory Officer

The roles and responsibilities performed by Union Territory (UT) officers are:

  • Carrying out investigations

  • Prevention antisocial activities

  • Provision of maximum security

  • Ensuring disaster relief for destitute people

  • Enforcement of law in the state and Union Territories

  • Maintaining adequate security and protection of the nation.

  • Ensuring excellent governance measures and implementations to provide a high standard of bureaucracy

Salary and Benefits of a Union Territory Officer

The salary received by a Union Territory varies based on their grades. After four years of approved service, the Entry grade receives Rs 15,600 - Rs 39,100 with grade pay of Rs 5,400.




Junior Administrative Grade l (Group A)

Rs 37,400 - Rs 67,000

​Rs 8,700

Junior Administrative Grade ll (Group A)

Rs 15,600 - Rs 39,100

Rs 7,600

Selection Grade (Group A)

Rs 15,600 -Rs 39,100

Rs 6,600

Entry Grade (Group B)

Rs 9,300 - Rs 34,800

​Rs 4,800

Perks of a Union Territory Officer

As a Union Territory Officer, you get to enjoy immense power and several perks and privileges, which include:

  • Decent accommodation

  • Vehicles with drivers

  • Medical benefits

  • Traveling opportunity

  • Opportunity to work in multiple areas

Challenges of a Union Territory Officer

The significant challenges faced by a Union Territory Officer are:

  • Slow promotion and Regular cadre posting.

  • Environmental pollution state of the territory

  • Life endangerment while carrying out their duties

How to Become a Union Territory Officer?

  • Complete a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

  • Appear for the Combined Civil Services Examination conducted by the UPSC.

  • Clear the examination and the interview to be selected as an Indian Union Territory Officer.

  • Undergo training at the National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.

  • Get assigned as a UT officer and carry out various duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Friendly Conclusion

In conclusion, becoming an Indian Union Territory Officer is a rewarding and challenging career path. It requires dedication, hard work and the ability to pass both the UPSC examination and the interview. After successfully completing the training, one can look forward to a rewarding and successful career in the service of their nation. A career in any of the mentioned states above is a wise idea as you get the opportunity of job security and several other perks with very few challenges. Best of luck!

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