Direct and indirect service are two distinct concepts.

Direct service is service paid directly by those who enjoy them.

Direct service providers render their services to people who are willing to pay for them.

Indirect service, on the other hand, is a government-funded service that is delivered to the general public

Indirect service providers render services to the general public and are paid indirectly by the general public through taxes paid to the government.

What Are The Differences Between Direct And Indirect Services?

1. Unlike direct services, which are paid directly by those who receive them, indirect services are paid by the government through taxes levied on those who enjoy them.

2. Direct services are provided to people who specifically request them, whereas indirect services are provided to the general public.

3. Direct service does not require formal education as long as the service provider is very good at what he does.

Indirect service required formal education as one must possess sufficient knowledge before he can be employed.

Tabular Comparisons Of Direct Service and Indirect Service 

Features Direct serviceindirect service
Enjoyed by Individuals who paid for itGeneral public
Paid byIndividuals who call for their servicesGovernment through tax payer's money
Required formal education No, what matters is if the service provider knows he can do the job effectively, Yes, as most public institutions employed only people with the required educational qualification
ExamplesFashion designers, barbers, event planners and so on Soldiers, policemen, civil servants and so on