With an amazing job comes great salary package. As we all know that IAS is the most sought after job that every Indian wants. But the sad part is that only a few of them are selected as a Civil Servant. The life of an IAS Officer is class apart. Not only does he receives a handsome salary package but at the same time he also gets good respect, and honour from every individual. Thus we can say that in a way, It is not just that attracts lakhs of govt. job aspirants to work as an IAS Oficer but also the powers and responsibilities that he holds. In the article, you get the idea of IAS salary in India, and also the pay scale/ salary structure of IAS officers after the 7th Pay Commission.

IAS Officer Salary: After 7th Commission

Aspirants can check the salary structure of the most sought after post of the UPSC Exam. The basic per month salary of an IAS officer starts at Rs.56,100(TA, DA and HRA are extra) and can go on to reach Rs.2,500,00 for a Cabinet Secretary. Candidates can check pay scale and pay level for each level of the IAS Salary. We compare the Pay band and Pay Level in the table for good understanding of the IAS Salary structure. Candidates can check the other perks, emoluments in the last para of the article.

GradePostNo. Of YearsOld SystemNew System
Grade PayPay Scale(INR)Pay LevelBaisc Pay (INR)
Junior or Lower Time ScaleASP/SDM/ Asst. Commissioner1-4540015600 – 391001056100
Senior Time ScaleADM/Deputy Secretary/ Undersecretary5-8660015600 – 391001167700
Junior AdministrativeDM/ Joint Secretary/ Deputy Secretary9-12760015600 – 391001278,800
Selection GradeDM/ Special Secretary cum director/ Director13-16870037400 – 67000131,18,500
Selection GradeDivisional Commissioner/ Secretary Cum Commissioner/ Joint Secretary16-24870037400 – 67000141,44,200
Super Time ScaleDivisional Commissioner/ Principal Secretary/ Additional Secretary25-301200037400 – 67000151,82,200
Above Super Time ScaleAdditional Chief Secretary30-33NA80000 (Fixed)162,05,400
Apex ScaleChief Secretary34-36NA90000 (Fixed)172,25,000
Cabinet Secretary GradeCabinet Secretary of India37+ yearsNA90000 (Fixed)182,50,000

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UPSC IAS Officer Salary: HRA And Transport Allowance

In the IAS Officer Salary, the HRA allowance is 24 per cent, 16 per cent and 8 per cent as per 7th Pay Commission norms. HRA depend on the city you are posted to. Along with these, the 7th Pay Commission has also recommended for enhancement of HRA while DA crosses 50% and 100%. As far as Transport Allowance is concerned, there is no increase. However, DA which is 125% has been merged with the existing Transport Allowance. Besides these, the 7th Pay Commission has discontinued the Pay Band – Grade Pay System which existed before. Candidates can check different allowances in IAS Officer Salary in the table.

HRA Distribution
Class X8 Cities only- 24% HRA (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Pune)
Class YAround 100 Towns (With a Population above 5 Lakhs) – 16% HRA
Class ZRural Areas – 8% HRA
Dearness Allowance
DADA now crosses 50 to 100 %
Transport Allowance
The Transport allowance is not included in the DA which can reach upto 125% now

IRS Salary Structure, Job Profile

It is the second most sought after job under UPSC Exam. It has more social value, Indian Revenue Service Officer also offer lucrative salary. Candidates can check the UPSC IRS salary Structure and Job Stage in the table below.

DesignationPay Scale
Assistant Commissioner of Income TaxINR 15,600 - 39100 + Grade Pay of INR 5400
Deputy Commissioner of Income TaxINR 15,600 - 39100 + Grade Pay of INR 6600
Joint Commissioner of Income TaxINR 15,600 - 39100 + Grade Pay of INR 7600
Additional Commissioner of Income TaxINR 37400 - 67000 + Grade Pay of INR 8700
Commissioner of Income TaxINR 37400 - 67000 + Grade Pay of INR 10000
Principal Commissioner of Income TaxINR 75000 to INR 80000
Chief Commissioner of Income TaxINR 75000 to INR 80000
Principal Chief Commissioner of Income TaxINR 80000 fixed

IPS Salary Structure, Job Profile

It is the only post which comes with Uniform. UPSC IPS offer a great power, respect and prestige to a candidate. Candidate can check the Salary Structure and Job Post in the table below.

PostBasic Pay (INR)
Deputy Superintendent of Police56,100
Additional Superintendent of Police67,700
Senior Superintendent of Police78,800
Deputy Inspector General of Police1,31,100
Inspector-General of Police1,44,200
Director-General of Police2,05,400
Director-General of Police/ Director of IB or CBI2,25,000

IFS Salary Structure, Job Profile

Indian Foreign Services offer you to serve the country in the foreign country. It comes with a lot of perks, very high salary and a large number of facilities for the family.Check the salary of UPSC IRS in the table below.

GradeRankBasic Pay in INR (as of 7th Pay Commission)
Junior Time ScaleUnder Secretary8000
Senior Time ScaleUnder Secretary10700
Junior Administrative ScaleDeputy Secretary12750
Selection GradeCounselor Director15100
Senior Administrative ScaleJoint Secretary18400
High Commissioner/ AmbassadorForeign Secretary26000

IAS Salary Perks

UPSC CSE offers a lot of perks, emoluments and very high social respect in India. Candidates can check the perks, emoluments below. Their Perks, Emoluments are common for all the UPSC CSE Posts like IAS, , IFS, IPS, IRS and other posts.

  1. Apartment (3 or 4 BHK)
  2. Electricity and Water Bill
  3. Medical Expenses
  4. Free Phone Call
  5. Office Vehicles
  6. Study leave
  7. Abroad Study Option
  8. Transport Allowances
  9. Security Guard and Household Helpers
  10. Dearness Allowance (As governed by the inflation index) (at 65 percent)
  11. Pensions and Retirement Benefits.

We have also prepared the elaborated syllabus of the UPSC Exam. Candidates can check the UPSC Prelims and Mains Syllabus to start their preparation in the right direction.

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Yes, The selected candidates would get salary during the training period.

IAS Officer get many perks in the secvice, candidates can check the perks in the article.

Candidates can check the HRA and DA in the article.

Candidates can check the IAS Salary after 7th Pay Commission in the article.

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