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IAS/IPS OFFICER Salary Structure 2021- Pay Scale, Allowances & Benefits

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Jan 19, 2021

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IAS officers have the highest pay scale in the country along with many perks like DA, Travel allowance, HRA and more. The pay scale is as per the 7th Pay Commission and the payment level is 10. The basic pay of an IAS Officer is INR 56,100 along with many perks. 

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IAS Salary

Salary structure of an IAS Officer in 2021

Recommendations from the 7th Pay Commission:

The beginning salary of all Civil Servants (Belonging to Group A) is the same (The Payment Level being 10).

The recommendations from the 7th Pay Commission are approved on 29th June 2016 by the Cabinet. It is also essential to mention here that an entry-level IAS Officer's basic pay is Rs. 56,100.

It is important to note that one additional component called the grade pay is removed from the government officers' salary. However, despite this removal, the pay scale and salary structure remain to be attractive.

Therefore, the total salary of even the entry-level IAS Officers would be excellent and acceptable. The salary structure goes up to Pay Level 18.

The pay levels for each rank as per the government records are mentioned below:

  • Level 10: (1-4 years) ASP/ SDM/ Asst. Commissioner in IRS
  • Level 11: (5-8 years) SP/ DM/ Deputy Commissioner in IRS
  • Level 12: (9-12 years) SSP/ DM (DS in GOS)/ Joint Commissioner in IRS
  • Level 13: ( 13-16 years) SSP/ DM (Director in Government of India)/ Additional Commissioner in IRS
  • Level 13A: (14th year) DIG (No parallel scale in IAS or IRS)
  • Level 14: (16-24 years) IG/ Commissioner (IAS/ IRS)/ JS in GOI
  • Level 15: ( 25-30 years) ADG/ Additional Secretary in GOI/ Principal Secretary in State/ Principal Commissioner in IRS
  • Level 16: (30-33 years) Additional Chief Secretary/ DG/ Chief Commissioner in IRS
  • Level 17: (34-36 years) Chief Secretary/ DG/ Secretary of GOI/ Principal Chief Commissioner in IRS
  • Level 18: (37+ years) Cabinet Secretary to the Government of India.

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IAS Pay Scale

IAS Officers- Ranking-wise Pay Scale after 7th Pay Commission

Rank Time-scale Pay Scale Grade
SP Junior scale ₹ 15,600 – ₹ 39,100 ₹ 5,400
Senior scale ₹ 15,600 – ₹ 39, 100 ₹ 6,600
Junior Administrative Grade ₹ 15,600 – ₹ 39,100 ₹ 7,600
Selection grade ₹ 37,400 – ₹67,000 ₹ 8,700
DIG Super time scale ₹ 37, 400 – ₹ 67,000 ₹ 8,900
IG Super time scale ₹ 37,400 – ₹ 67,000 ₹ 10,000
ADG Above super time scale ₹ 67, 000 – ₹ 79,000 Nil
DG Above super time scale HAG ₹ 75,500 – ₹ 80,000 (Increment @3%) Nil
- - ₹ 80,000 Fixed Nil
IAS Allowances

Allowances and Benefits of an IAS Officer

In addition to the salary structure given above, there are allowances like House Rent Allowance (HRA), Dearness Allowance (DA), and Travel Allowance (TA), which will be extra. There shall be an increase in salary with the rise in experiences. The basic pay of Cabinet Secretary is Rs. 2,50,000 is the basic salary. The candidate may also be entitled to the DA, HRA, and TA.

Total Salary of IAS Officer = Basic Pay + DA + TA + HRA

The HRA is 8 to 24% of the Basic Salary. However, if you are residing in official accommodation, then the HRA amount will not be credited to the salary.

In the case of DA, it would start from 0% as per the 7th Pay Commission's recommendation. This part is being linked to inflation. It is also important to remember that DA had increased by 107% of the basic salary of IAS Officers in 2015. Thus, the future will see a significant increase in the DA part. DA is given a rise on a six months basis (in January and July every year). This increase in DA would be as per the inflation index (CPI).

The Travel Allowances (TA) shall provide its benefits to meet several of the travel expenses.

The IAS Officer benefits in various ways from the government job that he is enrolled in. There is a sound process of income increases. Plus, the beauty of allowances and benefits speak for itself as a beneficial medium of earning. You can find your future secure with this government job because the chances of being removed from the IAS Officer post are less than minimal. On the other hand, private-sector jobs come with job loss insecurity due to recession or disease. For example, many employees, even in multinational companies, lost their high pay scale jobs due to the coronavirus. Nevertheless, despite the coronavirus's spread, the government jobs remained to run the same way with no money-earning stress.



Ques. What is the salary structure of an IAS Officer per month in 2021, India?

Ans. As per the 7th Pay Commission, the IAS Officer receives Rs. 56,100 per month for an entry-level job. It is also important to note that the basic pay is added to the remuneration like DA, HRA, and TA.

Ques. What is the maximum salary of an IAS Officer in India?

Ans. The Cabinet Secretary is the IAS Officer's highest position, and the salary is Rs. 2 50,000 per month as the basic pay. In addition to this, the basic pay the other remuneration like DA, HRA, and TA are also provided to him.

Ques. Are IAS Officers required to pay income tax?

Ans. Yes! The IAS officers have to pay income tax.

Ques. Who has the higher-earning: IAS, IRS, or IPS?

Ans. The starting salary of IAS, IRS, and IPS and all Civil Servants of Group A are the same.

Ques. Does an IAS Officer get accommodation and a car?

Ans. As an IAS Officer, you are provided with various perks and benefits like vehicle, accommodation, subsidized water, electricity, phone connections, and gas.

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