One of the best professions is serving one’s country. Everyone is serving the country in a thousand ways, but the hard part is to join the system and then change the country so that the people whom they are serving are comfortable living in the country. To serve and change the nation for betterment many people write exams such as UPSC.
The civil service commission in India is a very vast field and provides many different posts and each post has its own set of power and responsibilities. There are lakhs of aspirants who prepare for UPSC. Many might also have doubts about my salary after I get a post. Here is an article to know all about the salary of the civil service post in India.
What is the Salary of an IPS Officer in India?
The IPS pay structure was updated by the 7th Pay Commission, and consolidated pay levels were introduced. Currently, the IPS monthly payment is based only on the basic salary plus, DA, TA and HRA perks. The general improvements that the 7th pay commission has made to the existing pay pattern are listed below.
|Deputy Superintendent of Police||INR 56,100|
|Additional Superintendent of Police||INR 67,700|
|Senior Superintendent of Police||INR 78,800|
|Deputy Inspector General of Police||INR 1,31,100|
|Deputy Inspector General of Police||INR 1,44,200|
|Director General of Police||INR 2,05,400|
|Director General of Police/ Director of IB or CBI||INR 2,25,000|
Monthly Salary of IPS Officer
Given below is the monthly salary of an IPS officer at the entry-level and the highest level.
|Entry Level||INR 56,100|
|Maximum Pay||INR 2,25,000|
Salary Structure: 6th Central Pay Commission
Here is the table, which gives you the reference about the 6th salary pay commission.
|Time Scale||Rank||Pay Scale|
|Junior Scale||Superintendent of Police (SP)||Rs.15600-39100 + Grade Pay 5400|
|Senior Scale||Superintendent of Police (SP)||Rs.15600-39100 + Grade Pay 6600|
|Junior Administrative Grade||Superintendent of Police (SP)||Rs.15600-39100 + Grade Pay 7600|
|Selection Grade||Superintendent of Police (SP)||Rs.37400-67000 + Grade Pay 8700|
|Super-Time Scale||Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG)||Rs.37400-67000 + Grade Pay 8900|
|Super-Time Scale||Inspector General of Police (IG)||Rs.37400-67000 + Grade Pay 10000|
|Above Super-Time Scale||Additional Director General Of Police (ADG)||Rs.67000-79000|
|Above Super-Time Scale||Director General of Police (DG)||Rs.75500-80000 (Increment @ 3%) (HAG)|
IPS Officer Salary and Perks
The pay of an IPS officer varies on the rank and is from INR 56,100 to INR 2,25,000. The pay scale is considered one of the most top service statuses in India. As his/her experience and years of service boost, the salary also keeps increasing. Many IPS officers are also awarded medals and awards for their extraordinary duties and services towards their country.
The IPS officers who are in the training period receive monthly pay and they are paid for the full-time training period that they serve. The IPS salary varies from state to state in India. Here are some benefits that an IPS officer gets
#Medical and health care services
#Staff quarters or residence with household staff
#Transportation facilities and allowances
Other than these, the IPS officers if interested can have study leaves so that they can study for their own academic interests and have degrees. After retirement, an IPS officer still receives benefits and also pension for the rest of their life.
About IPS Officer
The Indian Police Service, or IPS, is a central government position with more benefits than state or private sector jobs. One of the numerous benefits of selecting IPS as a career is complete job security.
An IPS officer’s remuneration varies depending on their level of experience and other variables. An IPS officer’s tasks include safeguarding the country’s peace and law and order.
The UPSC exam, which involves many levels of examinations and personal interviews, is used to select IPS candidates. On October 4, 2021, the UPSC Prelims test will be held.
Who Should Become an IPS Officer?
If the aspirant follows law and order and wants to see the entire national population also following it then one should opt for an IPS officer, One should be brave and should have leadership qualities so that they can lead the entire team. One should not be afraid to speak up and be sacred of smugglers or terrorism, as one needs to investigate the problems out.
One cannot expect to sit in AC and cannot expect to get their work done. The post requires work and action from your side. The person has to be attacking and also defensive so that one can save the lives of people and his/her own team. Becoming an officer is not a 12-hour job where there would be leaves for your marriage or functions, one should work 24 by 7.
UPSC 3 Years Vacancies
Here are the last two years vacancies with the latest 2021 vacancies.
|Indian Administrative Service||180||180||180|
|Indian Foreign Service||37||36||24|
|Indian Police Service||200||200||150|
Group A Services
Here are the Group A vacancies
Indian Finance Service
P and T Accounts
Indian Audit and Accounts Service
Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Tax) Service
Indian Defence Accounts Service
Indian Revenue Service (I.T.)
|Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Government)||0||–||0|
Indian Postal Service
Indian Civil Accounts Service
Group A Services: Railway Department
Here are the Group A- Railway department vacancies of the three years
|Indian Railway Protection Force Service||9||20||–|
|Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’||0||–||78|
|Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’||0||–||33|
Indian Railway Accounts Service
Indian Railway Personnel Service
|Group ‘A’, Post of Assistant Security Commissioner (Railway Protection Force)||6||10||4|
Indian Defence Estates Service
Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)
Indian Corporate Law Service
Group B Services
Here are the Group B vacancies
|Group ‘B’, (Section Officer’s Grade)|
Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Daman & Diu, Delhi, Lakshadweep, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’||7||21||36|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Daman & Diu, Delhi, Lakshadweep, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group ‘B’||16||31||25|
|Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’||6||2||0|
IPS vs IAS vs IFS Salaries
As you have seen the IPS salaries above, here are the IAS and IFS salaries.
Here is the IAS 7th Commission Salary
|Posts||Basic Pay||Pay Level|
|Additional District Magistrate|
Special Secretary-cum-Director Director
|No Equivalent Rank|
Additional Chief Secretary
No Equivalent Rank
|No Equivalent Rank|
|No Equivalent Rank|
No Equivalent Rank
Cabinet Secretary of India
Here is an IFS salary in India as of 2021.
|Scale||Pay Structure||Pay Scale|
|Junior scale||₹ 15600 – ₹ 39100||₹5400|
|Senior time scale||₹ 15600 – ₹ 39100||₹6600|
|Junior administrative||₹ 15600 – ₹ 39100||₹7600|
|Selection grade||₹37400 – ₹67000||₹7600|
|Super time scale||₹37400 – ₹67000||₹10000|
|Super Super time scale||₹37400 – ₹67000||₹12000|
IPS pay scale and other benefits might be stimulating, but the aspirants and youngsters who are aiming to attempt UPSC should have a higher cause, that is serving the nation. When one thinks about attempting the Civil Service Examination they should have served the nation, their first and last goal.
All of the postings have a distinct presence in the country, allowing them to serve the country and earn a great deal of respect. So, if the main goal is to serve the country, after passing the UPSC exam, one can apply for any of the available positions. So, in order to realise this desire, the first and most important step is to prepare thoroughly for the UPSC exam.
The UPSC prelims or the IPS exam is held on October 4, 2021. There are many articles and courses in UPSC Pathshala, which will help the aspirants to get their desired score. If you have any doubts related to courses, then please feel free to comment in the comment section below. All the best!