IAS Salary – Salary of an IAS officer After 7th Pay Commission

Welcome to these articles on the IAS salary. The word IAS is a short form of Indian Administrative Security. The country at the international level in bilateral and multilateral negotiations is represented by the IAS officer. IAS is one of the most powerful jobs in India with huge respect, high salary, and many more facilities. Here in these articles, we will know in-depth about IAS officer salary structure after the 7th Pay Commission in India.

The monthly salary of an IAS officer starts from 56,100 and can increase up to 2,56000 for a Cabinet Secretary.

A career as an IAS is one of the most in-demand professions in India. Every year a number of aspirants take part in UPSC Exam but few special are successful to clear the exam.

There are many factors that motivate youth to become an IAS officer of the country. Some major factors are Power, Pride, Respect, Attractive salary, and Leadership.

IAS Salary after 7th pay Commission

The salary of the IAS officer increases as the service time increases. The basic pay of the IAS officer is rupees 56100 at the starting level. In addition, they receive the authorized allowances like Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), and Travel Allowance (TA). The officers also get security Guard service if the posting service is in the red zone area.

The basic pay scale increases by 3% every year at entry-level whereas dearness allowances increase every year from 0% to 14% at the starting level.

The salary of cabinet security is fixed i.e Rupees 2,50,000 which is the last position of an IAS.

Therefore, overall the total salary of starting-level IAS would be Rs 56100 + Dearness allowances(DA) + House Rent Allowance(HRA) + Transport Allowance(TA).

IAS Salary Detail With Year in Services and Post

Pay Level
(Year in Service)
Basic Pay (INR)                                            Post
    District Administration State Secretarial Central Secretarial

10 (1 to 4 years)

56100 Sub-divisional magistrate Undersecretary Assistant Secretary

11 (5 to 8 years)

67,700 Additional district magistrate Deputy Secretary Undersecretary
12 (9 to 12 years) 78,800 District magistrate Joint Secretary Deputy Secretary
13 (13 to 16 years) 1,18,500 District magistrate Special secretary-cum-director Director
14 (16 to 24 years) 1,44,200 District magistrate Secretary-cum-commissioner Joint Secretary
15 (25 to 30 years) 1,82,200 Divisional commissioner Principal Secretary Additional secretary
16 (30 to 33 years) 2,05,400 No Equivalent Rank Additional Chief Secretary No Equivalent Rank
17 (34 to 36 years) 2,25,000 No Equivalent Rank Chief Secretary Secretary
18 (37+ years) 2,50,000 No Equivalent Rank No Equivalent Rank Cabinet Secretary of India

IAS Officer Duty Time Duration

  • Junior Scale: 0 to 4 years
  • Senior TimeScale: 4 to 9 years
  • Junior Administrative Grade: 9 years+
  • Selection Grade: 13 years+
  • Super Times Position: 16 years +
  • Above Super Time Scale: 25 years+
  • Apex Scale: 30+ year
  • Cabinet Secretary Grade: Varies

Sample of IAS Officer Salary Slip

Given below are the sample of IAS salary slip. Have a look ~

sample of ias salary slip

IAS Level and Services List

  • Level 10: (0 to 4 years) ASP/ SDM/ Assistant Commissioner in IRS(Indian Revenue Service)
  • Level 11: (5 to 8 years) SP/ DM/ Deputy Commissioner in IRS
  • Level 12: (9 to 12 years) SSP/ DM (DS in GOS)/ Joint Commissioner in IRS
  • Level 13: ( 13 to 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 to 24 years) IG/ Commissioner (IAS/ IRS)/ JS in GOI
  • Level 15: ( 25 to 30 years) ADG/ Additional Secretary in GOI/ Principal Secretary in State/ Principal Commissioner in IRS
  • Level 16: (30 to 33 years) Additional Chief Secretary / DG/ Chief Commissioner in IRS
  • Level 17: (34 to 36 years) Chief Secretary/DG/ Secretary of GOI/ Principal Chief Commissioner in IRS
  • Level 18: (37+ yrs) Cabinet Secretary to Government of India.

Some Full form of the Above using Short Form Word.

  • SDM – Sub-Divisional Magistrate or Sub-Collector (after 2 years of probation)
  • ASP – Assistant superintendent of police
  • SP – Superintendent of Police
  • DM – District Magistrate
  • SSP – Senior Superintendent of Police
  • DIG – Deputy Inspector General of Police
  • IG – Inspector-general of police
  • ADG – Additional director general of police
  • GOI – Government of India
  • IRS – Indian Revenue Service
  • DS – Deputy Secretary

Perks and Benefits Given to an IAS officer

Here are the perks and benefits given to an IAS officer

Residence Government Accommodation – Houses and flats on low and no rents
Services of cooks, maids, gardeners, security guards, and many more…
Security Security Guard for Protection
Transport Free electricity, water, wifi, gas, and telephone connection services
Job Security Any government jobs have higher security of the job. And not easy to terminate an IAS
Study Leaves The study leaves 2 years after 7 years of service completion. Fees paid by the government
Post-retirement Officers can also be appointed to function or tribunals and other government sectors.
Lifetime Pension Lifetime pension and other retirements benefits
Trips Subsidized accommodation in Government guest houses on official and non-official tips.

The Exam Pattern UPSC CSE

CSE Primiliary Exam

Paper Maximum MarksNumber of QuestionExam Duration
General Studies I100200120 Minutes
General Studies II(CSAT)80200120 Minutes

UPSC Main Exam

Paper Subject Exam Duration Total Marks
Paper A Compulsory Indian language (languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution) 180 Minutes 300
Paper B English 180 Minutes 300
Paper I Essay 180 Minutes 250
Paper-II General Studies- I ( Indian Heritage & Culture, History, and Geography of the World & Society) 180 Minutes 250
Paper III General Studies- II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International relations) 180 Minutes 250
Paper IV General Studies- III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management) 180 Minutes 250
Paper V General Studies IV ( Ethics, Integrity, & Aptitude) 180 Minutes 250
Paper VI Optional I 180 Minutes 250
Paper VII Optional II 180 Minutes 250

For final selection, candidates have to pass the interview somehow. The maximum marks assigned for the personal interview is 275. Therefore the total marks for eligibility are 2075.

Ending Line

The person who cracks the exam and appointed as an IAS officer is granted a respectful in-hand monthly salary in order to make him/her equipped enough so that he will get free from the tension of maintaining bank balance for his family and devote the mind and time to bring the society at the right track.

The government bears the expenditure on accommodation, traveling & medical security. Government expenses a lot to hire an officer and in return officers play their duty and takes care of the responsibilities.

The work of an IAS officer in full of political pressure as well as a critical situation. It is a tough task for anybody to maintain composed behavior and apply the right mind in unfavorable conditions. Following rules and sustaining the principle of laws is a work achievable only with a firm determination and right attitude and these qualities take time and effort to evolve inside a human. So obviously that person should be praised with good in-hand salary.

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