UPSC IES/ISS 2021 Vacancies, Salary and Job Profile

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Jun 10, 2021

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The latest notification of UPSC Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) 2020 has declared that there are 47 vacancies of ISS candidates and there are no vacancies for IES. Those candidates who ensure their name in the final merit list will be entitled to an appointment and will be paid accordingly. Aspirants must solve UPSC IES/ISS practice papers to ensure their selection in final merit list.

On the other hand, the UPSC IES/ISS salary is based on their post and posting. The appointed candidates will receive a handsome salary as per the 7th pay commission standards. Along with IES 2020 salary applicants will also be entitled to receive facilities like Government house or HRA, Conveyance allowance, LTC, Maternity benefits, GPF, Group Insurance, gratuity, contributory pension, and leave.

IES/ISS Vacancies

UPSC IES/ISS 2020 Vacancies

The Vacancy for UPSC IES ISS 2020 is given below. The Post wise vacancy distribution is given below:

  • Indian Economic Service – NIL
  • Indian Statistical Service – 47

Note: 01 vacancy has been kept reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in the category of Blindness or Low Vision.

IES/ISS Salary

UPSC IES/ISS 2020 Salary Structure

As we all know that the salary differs from the designation and posting. The in-hand salary of an Economic Service officer/Statistical Service officer is INR 59,750 - 56,100 per month. Here is a tabular for detailed salary structure as per the designation of the officers:

Grade/ Designation Pay Structure Strength
Higher Administrative Grade + (HAG +)/ Principal Adviser (Apex) INR 80,000 (fixed) 5
Higher Administrative Grade (HAG)/ Senior Economic Adviser/ Senior Adviser INR 67,000- (annual increment @3%) - 79,000 15
Senior Administrative Grade (SAG)/ Economic Adviser/ Adviser INR 37,400-67,000 plus Grade Pay: 10,000 89
Junior Administrative Grade (JAG)/ Joint Director/ Deputy Economic Adviser INR 15,600-39,100 plus Grade Pay: 7,600 148
{including Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG)/ Director/ Additional Economic Adviser} INR 37,400 - 67,000 plus Grade Pay: 8,700} 148
Senior Time Scale (STS)/ Deputy Director/ Assistant Economic Adviser/ Senior Research Officer INR 15,600 - 39,100 plus Grade Pay: 6,600 114
Junior Time Scale (JTS)/ Assistant Director/ Research Officer INR 15,600 - 39,100 plus Grade Pay: 5,400 107
IES/ISS Allowances

UPSC IES/ISS 2020 Allowances

The Economic Service officers / Statistical Officers along with a handsome salary will be able to exercise the below-mentioned allowances:

  • Basic Pay
  • House Rent Allowance (HRA)
  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • Transport Allowance (TA)
  • Conveyance allowance
  • Maternity benefits
IES/ISS Promotions

UPSC IES/ISS 2020 Promotions

Applicants who secure UPSC IES ISS cut off marks will be entitled to offer a position in the government job. You can check their growth from the below-given table:

UPSC IES/ISS 2020 Promotions

UPSC IES/ISS 2020 Roles and Responsibilities

  • Role of the service can be broadly categorized in terms of economic advice, economic administration, implementation of development policy and programmes, besides dealing with other areas such as economic reforms, regulation, price fixation, and monitoring and evaluation. In the rapidly globalizing environment, decision-making is increasingly guided by economic rationality. Because of the on-going reforms pursued by the Government, the role of IES & ISS officers has assumed much significance. Apart from the purely economic sectors, IES officers are making a crucial contribution toward policymaking in social sectors.
  • The officers are exposed to almost all the sectors of government functioning. These officers also provide link and continuity in policy-making, which is essential even for policy change. It is because of these factors that the officers have been increasingly playing a versatile role, of an in-house economist with domain knowledge and experience.
  • While the role of IES as well as ISS officers described above, is broad in nature, the role and responsibilities of the officers, particularly Economic and Statistic Advisers, was sought to be enunciated by the Cadre Controlling Authority through its communication dated 31.8.2005. As per its provisions, Economic Advisers are required to be closely associated with and involved in the economic reforms in the Ministry/ Department to which they are posted. They would advise the concerned Ministries/ Departments, continuously, on all policy matters having a bearing on internal and external economic management, and facilitate reforms in the fields/ sectors concerned.
  • The Economic Advisers would provide the Ministries/ Departments with inputs on all policy-related matters, and their economic implications. The officers could be required to monitor and evaluate the policy parameters from the economic angle laid down in the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act 2003, and assist the Ministry of Finance in preparing annual or any other periodical statement required for complying with the provisions of the said Act. The Ministries/ Departments could also consult the concerned Economic Adviser before finalization of their Annual Plan Budgets.
  • To ensure that policy pursued by individual Ministries/ Departments is consistent with the overall direction of the economic policy contained in the Union budget, Five-Year Plans, etc., the Economic Advisers posted to different Ministries/ Departments would interact with the Chief Economic Adviser in the Department of Economic Affairs, continuously, and ensure that economic implications of policy changes are comprehensively analyzed, and facilitate individual Ministries/ Departments to spearhead reforms in the direction envisaged by the Government.


Ques. What is the basic pay of UPSC IES/ISS Officer?

Ans. The basic pay of UPSC IES/ISS Officer is Rs. 21,000.

Ques. What is the In-hand salary of UPSC IES/ISS Officer as per 7th pay Commission?

Ans. As per 7th, CRC applicants will be entitled to receive Rs. 56,100.

Ques. How to Calculate UPSC IES/ISS Salary 2020?

Ans. Here are the details of UPSC IES/ISS Salary:

  • Indian Economic Service Officer Pay Scale = Rs. 15,600 – 39,100
  • Grade Pay = 5,400
  • Hence Basic salary will be 15,600 + 5,400 = 21,000
  • Now Daily Allowance (DA), it is 125 % hence DA = Rs.26,250
  • Now Travelling Allowance (TA) will be Rs.3000 + 3000 × 125 % of DA rate = Rs.7,200
  • There will be 30% of HRA in metro cities which makes it = 6,300
  • Total Gross salary will be 21,000 + 26,250 + 7,200 + 6,300 = Rs. 59,750/- per month.

Ques. What is the highest designation of an IES/ISS Officer?

Ans. An IES/ISS Office can become Principal/ Chief Advisor to the Government.

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