Your duties will depend on the service you end up working for. Don't worry though. We give you a general idea of what to expect.
Effectively communicating on all official matters. For example, as a district magistrate, you may have been assigned a budget to dig wells. Seek the help of the farmers and residents around to understand where it is needed the most. Communicate with governmental bodies to understand the water tables and water levels. Consult other civil servants in neighbouring districts that may have similar projects. This will help create the best possible outcome.
Studying and analyzing information on policies and procedures. Understand their purpose and determine if and how they should be implemented. There are policies like Swachch Bharat Abhiyan implemented at all levels of the government. You could study and understand how a policy like this could be carried out in your department.
Managing a limited budget efficiently and effectively. Most government bodies work within a limited budget assigned to them by planning commissions. It is important that you use that budget efficiently to make the changes in the lives of the people you serve.
Creating high-quality reports on the policies implemented or new systems that you come up with. These can be studied for their effectiveness and then be applied similarly in other places.
Researching and analysing economic and political data. Submit your research findings to your seniors. This data will help you to form decisions for the department you have been assigned.
Keeping an eye on economic and political issues so you are aware of current happenings. This is necessary for you to correctly advise ministers on the steps to take when circumstances change.