The Indian Information Service (IIS), is Group A civil services, recruited through the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination process. The officers work as communication or media managers, and act as a bridge between the government and public at large.
In March 1960, IIS was established as an organised central service. In 1987, the cadre was bifurcated into IIS Group A and Group B services.
The officials undergo a three-month foundation course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie, and a nine-month professional training program at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in New Delhi.
The IIS officials are responsible to plan and execute the media strategy to provide publicity to various schemes for the welfare of the people across the country, and are responsible for visual publicity campaigns for information dissemination