What Is The Salary of An IAS Officer In India.

ias officer standing in suit and getting his first salary by the government.

In this article, I am going to explain to you what is the salary of an IAS officer in India. We also going to discuss the 7th pay commission.

As you already know that Indian Administrative Service is one of the respective and demanding jobs.

Therefore the salary of this job is also high and after having experience in the same field you will get more other preferences as well.

Most of the youngster prefer the civil job because it is a great career option along with good salary package.

Not only salary but this profession gives you the power and lots of responsibilities through which you can make your career better.

Down below you will get the idea of what is the salary of IAS officer in India.

Now The Questions Comes What is the Salary of an IAS Office In India.

There are many other private companies are available that provide more salary as compare to civil service.

But still, many candidates opt for the civil service only because they want to serve people and country.

So do not consider that IAS officer salary is very high. But it is not that much small either.

In salary of IAS office, apart from basic pay they also get the DA (Dearness Allowance)/HRA (House rent Allowance)/TA (Travel Allowance).

Howsoever if you talk about the cabinet secretary’s salary then it is fixed. But as per new rules, IAs officer salary structure gets frame under 7th Pay Commission Recommendation.

Note: “The salary structure also depends on the pay scale”.

In another word, the IAS office has a different grade and level. And the salary structure is frame according to the level of the post.

Now the question comes what are different scales of IAS officer we have. And what pay scale they are getting approx.

Junior Scale 0 to 4 years. 15600 to 39100 Plus Grade Pay (5400 INR).
Senior Scale 4 to 9 years. 15600 to 39100 Plus Grade Pay.
Super Time Scale 16 years plus. 37400 to 67000 Plus Grade Pay (8700 INR).
Selection Grade 16 years plus. 37400 to 67000 Plus Grade Pay (8700 INR).
Junior Administrative 9 years plus. 15600 to 39100 Plus Grade Pay (7600 INR).
Senior Time Scale 4 years plus. 15600 to 39100 Plus Grade Pay (6600 INR).
Above Super Time Scale. 25 years plus. 37400 to 67000 Plus grade Pay.
Cabinet Secretary Varies. 90,000 (Fixed) No pay scale.

Now we will be going to see the IAS officer salary level ways. Level ways different post has come along with the number of working years too.

Normally every IAS office gets his or her promotion after four to five years. But you will also get the two extra increments. When you come in level 11/12 or 13.

However, after level 14 all IAS officer salary design in the same payout. Now let see what is the salary of an IAS officer in India.

Salary Structure of IAS officer.

Payout Level. Number of years required. Post Name. Basic Pay.
Level 10 1-4 years Assistant Secretary/ Undersecretary/Sub-divisional Magistrate. 56100
Level 11 5-8 years Deputy Secretary/Undersecretary/Additional District. 67,700
Level 12 9-12 years Director/District Magistrate/Joint Secretary. 78,800
Level 13 13-16years Special Secretary/ District Magistrate/Director. 1,18,500
Level 14 16-24 years Joint Secretary/ Secretary Cum Commissioner/ Divisional Commissioner. 1,44,200
Level 15 25-30 years Principal Secretary/Additional Secretary/Divisional Commissioner. 1,82,200
Level 16 30-33 years No Equivalent rank/Additional Chief Secretary. 2,05,400
Level 17 34-36 years No Equivalent/Chief Secretary/Secretary. 2,25,000
Level 18 37 plus years. No Equivalent Rank/Cabinet secretary of India. 2,50,000

Salary of an IAS Officer During Training.

Many of the candidate like to know about the salary which is available for the IAS officer during the training period.

So IAS officer salary during the tanning period is approx. 45000. This salary I am talking about after the 7th pay commission.

Another best part of this government job is that salary always get increases 3% every year and the promotion also happens in 4 to 5 years.

One more best benefit of the IAS officer career is that it pays great transport allowances for you if you will get posted in “A” city. Because in “B” city transport allowances normally get paid lower than A city.

After clearing the IAS officer training candidate get paid 56100 basic pay according to the 7th pay commission. But after adding DA/HRA/TA and other benefits it’s also gone up to one lakh INR.

So after having all the allowances along with basic payment IAS officer salary could be coming around 80,000 to 1,00,000 INR.

What are allowances are available for the IAS officer?

As I have mentioned above apart from basic pay. IAS offers also get other allowances such as HRA allowances 24%, 16%, 8% according to 7th pay commission recommendation.

Different allowances percentage because it depends on your post and city in which the government will post you.

Then the next DA crosses 50% to 100% and DA (Dearness Allowance) is merged with the transport allowances.

IAS Officer Perks And Other Advantages.

IAS officers not only get social respect but also get perks and other allowances. I have mentioned some perks details which are allowed to almost all UPSC post. Such as IPS, IFS, IRS, and IAS.

  • Medical Expenses.
  • Office Vehicle.
  • Abroad Study option.
  • Transport Allowances.
  • Free Phone Calls.
  • Retirement benefits.
  • Pensions benefits.
  • Study leaves.
  • Household helper.
  • Security guard.
  • Apartment.
  • Trips.
  • Dearness Allowances.

Role and Responsibilities of IAS officer.

IAS officer career responsibilities are very powerful. Sometimes the role of the job also gets a change in various points.

Below, I have mentioned a few roles and responsibilities of the IAS officer.

  • Make sure the city follow the law and order.
  • Check the collection of revenue.
  • Handling farming matters.
  • Work as an executive magistrate.
  • Visit places to check the order implementation by policies.
  • Also, take care of the public sector undertaking or head of the department.
  • Handling the daily government affairs along with consulting other matters with the ministry.