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UPSC (IAS): Salary Structure of IAS Officers from Joining to Promotion

IAS (Indian Administrative Services) is considered as one of the prestigious and responsible services of the country.  Apart from the responsible and powerful position, an IAS Officer enjoys a decent salary amount which rises as per his promotion during the service tenure. Know what is the maximum salary of an IAS officer.

Jul 31, 2020 17:13 IST
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UPSC (IAS): Salary Structure of an IAS Officer from Joining to Promotion
UPSC (IAS): Salary Structure of an IAS Officer from Joining to Promotion

Every year lakhs of aspirants sit in the UPSC exam to join the esteemed Civil Services out of which only around 80-90 candidates qualify to join the administrative services. UPSC Civil Services exam is considered one of the toughest exams of the country and it is the only gateway to join the esteemed civil services. But do you know that apart from the powerful and elite job position, an IAS officer also enjoys a decent salary package! With each promotion of an IAS officer, not only does their rank increase, but their monthly salary also increases. In this article, we have provided a list of salary structure of IAS officers from the training period to every step of their promotion.

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IAS Officers do not get salary in the first month of training

After qualifying the UPSC Civil Services Exam, the selected candidates are invited to the LBSNAA Mussoorie for the training program. Post joining as an IAS, officers are not remunerated for the first month of the training. This criterion is well informed to the officer in the joining letter issued by the DoPT. 

IAS Salary | Revised Structure After 7th Pay Commission 

As per the 7th Pay Commission, the total Salary of an IAS Officer comprises of Basic Pay + DA (Dearness Allowances) + TA (Transport Allowances) + HRA (House Rent Allowance). 

Pay Level

Basic Pay

Years of Service

Posts

10

56,100/-

1-4

ASP/SDM/ Asst. Commissioner

11

67,700/-

5-8

ADM/Deputy Secretary/ Undersecretary

12

78,800/-

9-12

DM/ Joint Secretary/ Deputy Secretary

13

1,18,500/-

13-16

DM/ Special Secretary cum Director/ Director

14

1,44,200/-

16-24

Divisional Commissioner/ Secretary Cum Commissioner/ Joint Secretary

15

1,82,200/-

25-30

Divisional Commissioner/ Principal Secretary/ Additional Secretary

16

2,05,400/-

30-33

Additional Chief Secretary

17

2,25,000/-

34-36

Chief Secretary

18

2,50,000/-

37+ years

Cabinet Secretary of India

At the time of joining, the Dearness Allowance (DA) of IAS officers is fixed at 0% which is increased over time. The salaries of all IAS officers start at the same level and then increase with their tenure and promotion. The basic salary at the entry-level increases by 3% each year at the initial level. At the Cabinet Secretary level, this is fixed. At the entry-level, dearness allowance increases by 0–14% every year. At the highest level, DA may increase.

Civil service is an opportunity to serve the country and positively impact the lives of the people of the country. Now that you know the details about the salary of IAS officer per month, it will act as an incentive to start preparing for your UPSC 2020 exam. But, the salary of an IAS officer in India should not be the sole criterion for making a career in civil service but your main motivation should be the desire to work for the country and improve the lives of people.

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