IAS Seniority List: Know All about the Civil Services Profession

Seniority List of IAS Officers

Thinking of becoming an Indian Administrative Service officer? Before immersing yourself in full-time UPSC Indian Administrative Service exam preparation think how much do you know about the job you are aspiring for.

In this article, we will see the seniority list of IAS officers. Read the article till the end to know all about the Job of an IAS officer.

Seniority List of IAS Officers

Here is a civil list of IAS officers:

Name DOB Cadre Ministry/ Dept. Allotted
Aditya Negi 26/05/1986 Himachal Pradesh M/o Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Aditya Kumar Anand 10/05/1986 Jharkhand M/o Tourism
AdwaiIt Kumar Singh 07/10/1988 Telangana M/o Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation
Ajay  Kumar 26/10/1983 Haryana M/o Labour and Employment
Ajeet Vasant 20/01/1987 Chhattisgarh M/o Information and Broadcasting
Akanksha Ranjan 18/04/1989 Jharkhand M/o New and Renewable Energy
Balasubramanian 02/11/1980 West Bengal M/o Power
Chandrakala J U 06/07/1982 Tamil Nadu M/o Environment, Forests and Climate Change
Deepa Agarwal 22/02/1987 Uttar Pradesh D/o Rural Development
Divya Mittal     23/11/1983 Uttar Pradesh M/o NITI Aayog
Harshit Pruthwiraj Gosavi 08/01/1985 Gujarat M/o Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

Also Read: IAS Exam Procedure: What is the Procedure to Become IAS Officer?

What does an IAS Officer Do?

An IAS officer has lots of responsibilities with him. This responsibility changes with his or her level in their career. These different levels are:

Sub-Division Level

Sub-Division level is allotted to the officers who are freshers. At this level, the officers have to look after the law and order along with the general administration as well as work related to the development allotted by the local jurisdiction.

District Level

At the District level, the Indian Administrative Service officers are allotted the post of District Magistrate or District Collector or as a Deputy Commissioner.

The responsibilities remain the same as that of the Sub-Division level which is to look after the law and order along with the general administration as well as work related to the development allotted by the local jurisdiction.


After the promotion of the IAS officers from the post of District Magistrate or District Collector, they are given the work of state-level administration. At this level, they can be posted as a bureaucrat in the state secretariat or head of departments. This is where they have to use their field experience for the formation of policies and assist the executives in policy-related decisions.

Public Sector Undertaking

Nowadays many IAS officers are posted at high administrative positions in government-owned Public Sector undertakings.

Central Level

Central Level posting is the topmost post where an officer can be promoted. At this level, the IAS officers can serve as Cabinet Secretary, Secretary, Additional Secretary, Joint Secretary, Director, Deputy Secretary, and Secretary under different departments or ministries of the central government.

The role of an IAS Officer is to prepare policies for different ministries of the central government like finance, defence, and commerce, etc.

The salary for a fresher IAS officer is 56,100 INR and can reach up to 2,50,000 INR for a cabinet secretary. This the base salary along in addition to the base salary there are several allowances. These allowances are Travelling allowance (TA), Dearness Allowance (DA), and House Rent Allowance (HRA). The base is different at different levels. This salary structure is in accordance with the 7th Pay Commission.

Level Basic Pay Year of Service Rank
10 56,100/- 1-4 ASP/SDM/ Asst. Commissioner
11 67,700/ 5-8 ADM/Deputy Secretary/ Undersecretary
12 78,800/-  


DM/ Joint Secretary/ Deputy Secretary
13 1,18,500/  


DM/ Special Secretary cum Director/ Director


16-24 Divisional Commissioner/ Secretary Cum Commissioner/ Joint Secretary
15 1,82,200/-  


Divisional Commissioner/ Principal Secretary/ Additional Secretary
16 2,05,400/- 30-33 Additional Chief Secretary
17 2,25,000/- 34-36 Chief Secretary
18 2,50,000/- 37+ years Cabinet Secretary of India
Why become an IAS Officer?

Now that you are familiar with the job and salary do you need another reason to become an IAS officer? You must already have an idea of respect and prestige that comes with the job. But if you are running after the materialistic things associated with the job then your motivation is wrong. You will just give in the way or will get bored by doing the work that is required to crack the UPSC.

But if you really want to make a change in society and do service for our nation then this job is made for you. If the issues of the nation have an impact on you then you should definitely try becoming an IAS officer. To be honest, it is really simple, but it is not easy.

Also Read: Who is the Richest IAS Officer in India? Top 10 Richest IAS Officers and Their Net Worth


Apart from the base salary, there are several other perks that an IAS officer can enjoy. Travelling Allowance (T.A) and Housing Allowance (T.A) along with several other allowances which include health benefits. But, all these should not be the ultimate motive of an aspirant. An ideal IAS aspirant is he/ she, who wants to serve the nation with all his/ her heart.

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