IAS officer salary after 7th Pay Commission | IAS Promotion Chart | Vs. IPS, IFS

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Salary of IAS officer during training

Approx. Between 33,000 and 35,000, varies as per deduction.

Maximum Salary of IAS Officer

The maximum salary level is the Cabinet Secretary of India with a pay scale of 2,50,000 (fixed) and years of service vary.

IAS Salary Per Month

As per the latest 7th Pay Commission, the starting and entry-level salary of an IAS officer is ₹56100 which leads to ₹56100 – 132000 per month. 

After years of service and with each promotion, IAS salary increases every month in India. 

The highest post of Cabinet Secretary in India translates to around ₹2,50,000 per month. This is after 37+ years of service as an IAS officer. 

IAS salary per month also includes DA which is 9% which is Rs 2.5 lakh per month + 9% or about Rs 32.7 lakh per annum.

IAS officer salary after 7th Pay Commission

Earlier, IAS officer pay was decided with the “Pay Grade for Civil Services” system, but now the ‘Consolidated Pay Scale’ has been introduced in the 7th Central Pay Commission. So, now IAS salary and pay scale in India will be decided only on ‘Basic Pay’ including DA, TA, and HRA. That’s why the salary of an IAS officer even at the entry-level will be excellent.

IAS salary per month in India is divided into 8 grades with different pay scales and grade pay. Each level is also associated with required years of service.

  • Junior Scale – Pay Scale is 50,000 – 1,50,000 with a Grade Pay of 16,500. It is entry-level with no years of service required
  • Senior Time Scale – Pay Scale with Grade Pay Rs.50,000 – 1,50,001. 20,000 5 years of employment is expected.
  • Junior Administrative Grade – Pay Scale Rs. 23,000 Grade Pay with Rs.50,000 – 1,50,002. Years of service required is 9 years.

The most increased grade is Cabinet Secretary of India Grade with a 2,50,000 (Fixed) pay scale…

Perks of IAS Officer

The powers and privileges of an IAS officer are unmatched by any other profession. Apart from the handsome IAS salary every month in hand, below is a list of benefits enjoyed by an IAS officer:

SecurityDue to high and very very important profile and dangerous nature of the service, an IAS officer is provided with security guards for himself/herself and for family. Sometimes they are also given STF commandos
ResidenceAn IAS officer is allotted residence at a meagre or no rent. They are also made available the service of cooks, maids, butlers, gardeners, etc.
TransportAn IAS officer is allotted vehicles with drivers for official use.
Subsidized billIAS officers usually get highly subsidized water, electricity, phone connection, cooking gas, etc.
TripsIAS officers enjoy subsidized accommodation in Govt. guest house while visiting Delhi.
Job SecurityAn IAS officer enjoy job security as it is not easy to rusticate or fire an officer. The process requires extensive investigation and inquiry as mandated by the Indian Constitution.
Study LeaveAnother amazing benefit enjoyed by an IAS officer is that they’re allowed an official leave between 2 and 4 years. He can pursue courses at the reputed foreign university. The Govt. of India in that case bear the cost.
Post Retirement benefitsAn IAS officer can also be appointed to different commissions and tribunals. They enjoy lifetime pension and other benefits prescribed by service record

IAS Promotion Chart with a salary & Years of IAS officer

GradeIAS postsYears/
Grade PayBasic Salary
SDM, Undersecretary, Assistant Secretary1-4 5400Rs. 56, 100
ADM, Deputy Secretary, Under Secretary5-8 6600Rs. 67,700
Junior Admin:DM, joint secretary, deputy secretary9-12 7600Rs. 78, 800
Selection DM, Special Secretary cum commissioner. Director 13-16 8700Rs. 1, 18, 500
Divisional Commissioner, Secretary cum Commissioner, Joint Secretary16 to 24 8700Rs. 1, 44, 200
Divisional Commissioner, Principal Secretary, additional Secretary24 to 30 12000Rs. 1, 82, 200
Chief secretary, Additional Chief Secretary30 to 33 NARs. 2, 05, 400
Cabinet Secretary GradeCabinet Secretary and Secretary34 to 36 NARs. 2, 25, 000
Cabinet SecretaryCabinet Secretary of India37+NARs. 2, 50, 00

IAS vs IPS Salary

The amount salary of an IAS or an IPS is mostly the same. 

Salary for both IAS and IPS officers starts from INR 56,100 excluding TA, DA, and HRA The maximum monthly salary of an IAS officer can reach INR 2,50,000 for a Cabinet Secretary. 

Similarly, the maximum salary of an IPS salary can reach INR 2,50,00 for a DGP. As you can see the salary is the same, but the salaries depend on seniority and position.

IAS vs IFS Salary

The salary of an IAS officer is higher than that of an IFS officer.

The salary of an IAS ranges from 56,100 to 2,50,000 depending on seniority. And the highest salary of an IAS officer in India can reach INR 90,000 for a Cabinet Secretary. 

The pay band of an IFS officer starts from 15,600-39,100. The salary of IFS officers depends on the country in which they are posted. IFS officers who are posted outside India get a foreign allowance which makes a big difference in the overall pay structure.

IAS salary, promotion, online workshop on IAS Prep


During trainingApprox: 33, 000 – 36, 000. Deduction applicable
IAS SalaryRs. 56,100 to 2.5 Lakh
IAS salary pay commission7th Pay commission
IAS Salary + AllowancesDA, TA, HRA, Medical, Etc.
IAS vs IPS SalaryIAS (56, 100-2.5 Lakh), IPS (Same as IAS)
IAS vs IFA SalaryIAS (56, 100-2.5 Lakh), IFS (90, 000+)
Highest PromotionCabinet Secretary of India

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