How to become an IAS Officer? – UPSC takes exams in three parts (i) prelims (ii) mains (iii) interview. After clearing prelims exam, you appears for Mains exam. And after mains exam getting clear, you go for the interview round. When all three rounds are clear, then UPSC release a final list. If you found your name in the list, then you have cleared the UPSC exam. IAS Officer position is also depend on the obtained rank. When you clear UPSC civil services exam, there are large number of services that are allocated based on the ranks.
- Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
- Indian Foreign Service
- Indian Police Service
- Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
- Indian Audit and Accounts Services, Group ‘A’.
- Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) Group ‘A’
- Indian Defence Accounts Services, Group ‘A’.
- Indian Revenue Service (I.T.) Group ‘A’.
- Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
- Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
- Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
- Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
If you get rank within the range of 100, there is mostly chances of become IAS. In this article, we will discuss the IAS Officer Salary and perks. When you cleared the UPSC civil service, then you are send for the training to Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie centre. You will also continue to get salary during training. How much will salary of IAS at entry level? And after that how much can it increase?
IAS Salary Structure
IAS officers are put under Group A service so as per the 7th Pay Commission they fall in Level 10 in the Pay Matrix of 7th CPC which is equivalent to Rs 21000 with Rs 5400 as grade pay. In addition, they get the DA which is 4%. So Basic Salary of IAS officer comes out to be Rs. 56,100/- . It is salary that you will get at the entry level.
On the top of IAS officers are entitled for HRA, DA, Transportation components like other govt officials as below :
DA (6%) : 3366 (This is variable)
Transport Allowance (Basic) : 7200/-
DA on Transport allowance : 432/-
HRA : 13464/- (Usually not provided as big house is given)
Adding above components, it comes out to be Rs 80562, however HRA is not paid as IAS officers are provided with accommodation. So lets remove the HRA part and Gross Salary will be Rs. 67098/-
IAS Officer In Hand Salary
Lets talk about the In-Hand Salary after all deductions. In-Hand salary is net cash we get in bank, so there are standard deductions, These are the basic deductions which are done for every government employees – NPS (10% of basic) 5610/-
CHEHIS : 120 CGHS : 325/-
Income Tax : 4000-5000/-
As per your income tax brackets, In-hand salary would be Rs. 55,000/- (approx).
IAS Officers Perks and Facilities
- Impressive accommodation at minimal rates. (Anywhere in India)
- Own Security Guards. They have high level of security.
- After become DM, there may be 6 bodyguard with you.
- Official vehicle (Red began has been removed now.) – can use for personal
- No electricity bill
- Free Mobile – No mobile bill
- They have option for taking study leave abroad.
- They shall get lifetime pension and other retirement benefits.
IAS Officer Salary during Training
In-hand Salary of IAS Officer during training is : Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 58, 000/- (Minus Mess Bill Approx Rs. 5000) = Net Amount Approx Rs. 50,000/-.
So let me put the figures about salary during Training Period.
Basic Salary : 56. 100
DA : 2805 (@5%)
Total : 58905
Out of this 10% would go towards NPS. So you will be left with Rs. 53,000. Subtracting about 2 to 3 K per month for income tax yield.
IAS Officer Salary after Training
With the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, there has been increase in the salary of IAS officers. As per the 7th PC, when an officer joins the service as an officers Trainee (OT/Probationer), her or she is supposed to get at least below salary.
Rs. 56100 [Level 10 in Pay matrix of 7th PC which is equivalent to Rs 21000 (EP) and Rs 5400 Grade Pay of 6th PC]. But an officer trainee gets less than this amount during his training academy, Mussoorie because the Academy is essentially paying probationers on behalf of their state cadres and pays it in the manner of a stipends of sort.
IAS Officer Promotion
Now, coming to the main part of the answer, immediately after 2 years of training, an IAS officer is entitled to get Rs. 57800 (an increase from Rs 56100 one got during training, taking into account the seniority).
- Every IAS officer is usually promoted after every 4 to 5 years.
- Usually IAS ofiicer get two extra increment (6%) when they are level 11,12 and 13.
- After level 14, salary of all officer become same.
IAS Officer Pay Level – based on Rank
Pay levels for each of the rank are different as following below.
IAS Officer Training Details
After inducting for IAS in state cadre, candidates go for the foundation course (training) to Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie. Candidate’s day is start from 6 AM in morning and they have PT for physical fitness. In morning, Mussoorie has good weather and also cold. Classes starts from 9 : 30 AM which goes for 4 :00 PM. In these classes, mostly management, public administration, history, economic and laws subject are taught. For all these subject, we have in house faculty i.e. IAS Officer, Life Services Officers. Mostly also we have outside faculty like Narendra Modi, Rajnath and other ministers, Technocrats at academy.
After this, extra curriculum module like sports – badminton, cricket, combat, cooking – we can choose based on the personality development. In late evening, some cultural event occurs. Phase 3 and Phase 4 officer are also met with us. After meeting them, which we get practical insight of administration of senior, that help us a lot. We visit to the various states and understands the tourism, cultural, state’s dance, army, islands, tribal area, conservative, health, education reach.
IAS Pay Band, Pay Scale and Grade Pay – Before 7th Pay Commission
IAS officer salary structure is consist of different pay scales as shown below.
|Scale||Pay Band||Grade Pay|
|Junior Scale||Rs 15600-39100||Rs 5400|
|Senior Time Scale||Rs 15600-39100||Rs 6600|
|Junior Administrative Grade||Rs 15600-39100||Rs 7600|
|Selection Grade||Rs 37400-67000||Rs 8700|
|Super Time Scale||Rs 37400-67000||Rs 10000|
|Above Super Time Scale||–||–|
- Rs 37400-67000. Plus Grade Pay of Rs 12000.
- The Apex Pay Scale of Rs 80000 (fixed). No Grade Pay.
- Cabinet Secretary Grade of Rs 90000 (fixed). No Grade Pay.
Civil Service or IAS is must for social responsibility. Refer 7th Pay Commission Quora
All the best for your exam
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