The Indian Information Service (IIS) is a central civil service that falls under Groups A and B of the Central Civil Services of the Indian government’s executive branch. The media managers for the Indian government are members of the Indian Information Service. In addition to gathering and giving the government useful feedback for policy formulation, they serve as a crucial communication channel between the government and the general public by spreading information and explaining various government policies and programs to the general public.
On March 1st, 1960, Indian Information Service (IIS) was founded as a formalised central service known as Central Information Service (CIS). CIS was split up into IIS Groups “A” and “B” in 1987.