What are the salaries of IAS, IPS and IFS officers?

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Being a civil servant is a very popular dream that students have in our country. How to prepare for UPSC may be clear to students but after they clear the exam and become an officer, what are the perks that one can expect? Today, we will be exploring What are the salaries of IAS, IPS and IFS officers?

There are different salaries given at different levels.

What are the salaries of IAS, IPS and IFS officers?


The IAS officers have different salaries according to their field experience.

Junior or Lower Time Scale

  • Range: Rs 15,600 – 39,100
  • Allowance: Rs 5,400 (compensates for training and learning)
  • Position: Sub-Divisional Magistrate or Sub-Collector (SDM or SDO) in a subdivision of a district

Senior Time Scale

  • Years of Experience Required: 5
  • Range: Rs 15,600 – 39,100
  • Allowance: Rs 6,600
  • Position: District Magistrate (DM) or Collector or a Joint Secretary of a Government Ministry

Junior Administrative Grade

  • Years of Experience Required: 9
  • Range: Rs 15,600 – 39,100
  • Allowance: Rs 7,600
  • Position: Special secretary or head of various government departments

Selection Grade

  • Years of Experience Required: 12-15
  • Range: Rs 37,400 – 67,000
  • Allowance: Rs 8,700
  • Position: Secretary of a ministry

Super Time Scale

  • Years of Experience Required: 17 – 20
  • Range: Rs 37,400 – 67,000
  • Allowance: Rs 8,700
  • Position: Principal secretary of an important department of the government

Above Super Timescale

  • Years of Experience Required: (variable)
  • Range: Rs 37,400 – 67,000
  • Allowance: Rs 12,000
  • Position: (variable)

Apex Scale

  • Years of Experience Required: (variable)
  • Pay: Rs 80,000 (fixed)
  • Position: Chief Secretary of States, Union Secretaries in charge of various ministries of Government of India

Cabinet Secretary Grade

  • Years of Experience Required: (variable)
  • Pay : Rs 90,000 (fixed)
  • Post: Cabinet Secretary of India


The salary of Indian Police Service (IPS) officer is based on the position which they hold.

1. The DGP or Commissioner of Police gets a fixed salary of 80,000 INR.

2. 37,400-67,000 INR and grade pay of 12,000 INR is given to the Additional DGP or Special Commissioner of Police.

3.  A salary of 37,400-67,000 INR as well as a  grade pay of 10,000 INR can be expected by the Inspector General of Police/Joint Commissioner of Police.

4. The remuneration of DIG of Police or Additional Commissioner of Police is of 37,400-67,000 INR. The grade pay is 8,900 INR.

5. 15,600-39,100 INR and the grade pay of 8,700 INR is awarded to the Senior Superintendent of Police or DCP.

6.  15,600-39,000 INR along with grade pay of 6,600 INR is meant for Additional Superintendent of Police under the state government.

7. DSP can expect anywhere from 15,600-39,100 INR along with grade pay of 5,400 INR.


Salary Structure of IFS as per their Grade:

1. Junior Time Scale 

Position: Under Secretary

Pay Range: Rs. 8000  – 13, 500

2. Senior Time Scale

Position: Under Secretary

Pay Range: Rs. 10, 650 – 15, 850

3. Junior Administrative Scale

Position: Deputy Secretary

Pay Range: Rs. 12, 750  – 16, 500

4. Selection Grade – IV

Position: Counselor Director

Pay Range: Rs. 15, 100– 18, 300

5. Senior Administrative Scale

Position: Joint Secretary

Pay Range: Rs. 18, 400  – 22, 400

6. High Commissioner / Ambassador

Fixed pay: Rs. 26, 000



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