Many people in India are always excited to know IAS Salary and their pay scale. In this article, we will show an IAS salary and their pay scale and discuss in-dept. This IAS salary and pay structure is as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendation
The basic salary of the IAS officer starts from Rs. 56,000 (TA. HRA, & DA are extra payable) and this basic can go upto Rs. 2,50,000 for cabinet Secretary level post.
Becoming an IAS officer or a career in the IAS is one of the most prestigious professions in India. Many students start thinking about entering into this profession from their 10th & 12 standards.
Lakhs of the candidates appear for the UPSC Civil Service Exam every year but very few crack this exam. This is one of the toughest exams in India and very few get selected for Indian Administrative Service officers (IAS)
The life of the IAS officer or civil services and a lot of other things always attract youngsters in India. As we know that IAS officers & other civil services like IFS, IRS jobs come with pride and honor but apart from this their salary, benefits, role & responsibility are also part of this job.
We must see their salary & benefits with their high level of responsibility towards the society and country.
IAS Salary (7th Pay Commission) and Their Career Path
The 7th pay commission has introduced a consolidated pay level by replacing an old system of pay grade for civil services.
The total IAS salary is including their basic salary plus HRA (House Rent Allowance), DA (Dearness Allowances) & TA (Transport Allowances).
|Pay Scale Level||Basic Pay (Rs.)||Service years required||Post as per their Role|
|District Administration Role||State Secretariat Role||Central Secretariat Role|
|10||Rs. 56100||1-4 years||Sub-divisional magistrate||Undersecretary||Assistant Secretary|
|11||Rs. 67,700||5-8 years||Additional district magistrate||Deputy Secretary||Undersecretary|
|12||Rs. 78,800||9-12 years||District magistrate||Joint Secretary||Deputy Secretary|
|13||Rs. 1,18,500||13-16 years||District magistrate||Special secretary-cum-director||Director|
|14||Rs. 1,44,200||16-24 years||Divisional commissioner||Secretary-cum-commissioner||Joint Secretary|
|15||Rs. 1,82,200||25-30 years||Divisional commissioner||Principal Secretary||Additional secretary|
|16||Rs. 2,05,400||30-33 years||No Equivalent Rank||Additional Chief Secretary||No Equivalent Rank|
|17||Rs. 2,25,000||34-36 years||No Equivalent Rank||Chief Secretary||Secretary|
|18||Rs. 2,50,000||More than 37 years||No Equivalent Rank||No Equivalent Rank||Cabinet Secretary of India|
The Dearness Allowance i.e DA for IAS is fixed at 0% during entry-level career and it increases with promotions and service duration.
|Career Level||Basic Pay (Rs.)||Total IAS Salary including HRA, DA & TA|
|Entry level (starting salary)||Rs. 56100||Rs. 56100 – Rs. 132000|
|Maximum Pay (cabinet secretary level)||Rs. 250000||Rs. 250000|
At the entry-level of the IAS career, the salary is the same for all the IAS officer and they get increment as per their service time and promotions which are pre-decided in the 7th Pay Commission.
If you want to check the rise of IAS salary from 6th Pay Commission to 7th pay commission the check below table. The following is the IAS salary of the 6th Pay Commission..
|Grade Level||Salary Pay Scale||Grade Pay||Service years required||Post as per Role|
|Junior or Lower Time Scale||Rs. 15600 – Rs. 39100||Rs. 5400||—||SDM, SDO, or Sub-Collector (after 2 years of probation period)|
|Senior Time Scale||Rs. 15600 – Rs. 39100||Rs. 6600||5 Years||District Magistrate or Collector or a Joint Secretary of a Central Government Ministry|
|Junior Administrative||Rs. 15600 – Rs. 39100||Rs. 7600||9 Years||Special Secretary or the Head of Various Government Departments|
|Selection Grade||Rs. 37400 – Rs. 67000||Rs. 8700||12 – 15 Years||Secretary to a Ministry|
|Super Time Scale||Rs. 37400 – Rs. 67000||Rs. 8700||17 – 20 Years||Principal Secretary of a Very Important Department of the Government|
|Above Super Time Scale||Rs. 37400 – Rs. 67000||Rs. 12000||Varies||Varies|
|Apex Scale||Rs. 80000 (Fixed)||NA||Varies||Chief Secretary of States Government, Union Secretaries in charge of various central ministries|
|Cabinet Secretary Grade||Rs. 90000 (Fixed)||NA||Varies||Cabinet Secretary of India|
The increment in basic pay of IAS Officer was increasing 3% every year at entry-level. The Dearness Allowance i.e DA for IAS was increasing from 0-14% every year during entry-level career.
We must understand that civil service jobs are an opportunity to serve the nation and the common public.
We should not give more weightage to their salary and benefits but we must think about their role in nation-building and their contribution to the nation-building.
This service allows the uplift life of the common people of India as well as contributes to the growth of the nation.
If you have the desire to serve your nation and its common people then you should give priority to the salary of the IAS but their role & responsibility in nation-building. This should be your motive for appearing in the IAS Exam.
All above details are applicable when we wrote this article. It will change time to time as per government policies.