Thursday, March 14, 2013

What is the Total Starting Salary of an IAS ?



You want to know how much total money they get after joining the service. It is difficult to understand all this jargons: Pay Band, Grade Pay etc.
Now, this total pay is changeable with time. At this moment(After 6th Pay commission new scale) the total payment of an IAS recruit can be roughly estimated as below:


Basic Pay
: Rs 23,640
D.A. (@65%): Rs 15,366
H.R.A.(@30%): Rs 7,092
T.A.: 5,280

Total: Rs 51,378
 (This is the time of training and learning. The new recruit is placed into a two years probation period. After that he is posted as a SDM ( Sub Divisional Magistrate ), also known as SDO or Sub-Collector.)

PLUS Other facilities such as - 


If you compare this job with a Top Private Sector one, you may find out some very good facilities and perks -
1) An IAS is often given a superb accommodation, usually a Big Bungalow with its own Security guards, Gardeners, Servants and Cooks. All of these are given to him for a very low rent.
2) He gets government cars, usually with Red lights.
3) He also gets the facilities of free electricity and telephone bills.4) During official travels for duty they get the accommodation in very good Government Bungalows and Rest houses.
5) Power and prestige is the greatest perks for an IAS.
6) The security of the job is much more than that of a lucrative private sector job. In fact, it is very, very tough even for a chief minister to terminate an IAS officer’s job. They have their legal safe guards against that.
7) They can apply for a study leave for 2 to 4 years in a reputed foreign university, the cost of which will be paid by the government.
8) They shall get life time pensions and other retirement benefits.There are many more about these facilities and perks. It is impossible for a big private sector employee to get such.
9) Perks of an IAS in PSU's:
IAS officers looking after the affairs of public sector companies enjoy all the benefits that regular PSU employees are entitled to in addition to benefits meant for IAS officers only. This is called having your cake and eating it too.
Any direct comparison between the IAS salaries and compensation offered in the Private sector will be unfair to say the least as IAS officers receive many perks, facilities and other benefits that are hard to quantify. For instance as already stated above IAS officers get rent free accommodation or accommodation with only a token rent, official vehicle, house help, free electricity and other such facilities that drain the pockets of private executives. Also as an IAS officer if you are heading some PSU then you are entitled to the same benefits as other employees of the PSU. This is an added bonus of the IAS.

Moreover, an IAS is behind the formation and implementation of the policies of the Central and the various State Governments. You can work for the good of the people and this is the greatest perk among all.


Maximum Salary of a Bureaucrat as of 6th Pay - 
The Maximum Salary of an IAS officer:
The highest salary is drawn by the Cabinet Secretary among the IAS. He gets Rs.90,000 fixed as basic pay. Fixed means he shall not get any increments.

His estimated Salary is as follows:
Basic Pay: Rs 90,000
D.A : Rs 58,500
HRA: Rs 27,000
T.A.: Rs 5,280

Total: Rs 1,80,780
  (This salary may increase with the increment of DA.
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Pay Scales
In government services in India Pay Scales is not the total salary. It only indicates the minimum and maximum basic pay of an employee. The IAS are promoted to total four pay scales according to service seniority. These five scales are named as Junior Scale, Senior Time Scale, Junior Administrative Grade , Selection Grade and Super Time Scale.

Junior Scale:Payband:-:15,600–39,100:-:Gradepay:Rs5,400
In Junior Scale the new recruit joins at the payband 3, that is, Rs: 15,600 – 39,100.
In addition he gets a Grade Pay of Rs 5400. This is the time of training and learning. The new recruit is placed into a two years probation period. After that he is posted as a SDM ( Sub Divisional Magistrate ), also known as SDO or Sub-Collector.

Senior Time Scale:
After , at least 5 years of service the IAS is promoted to Senior Time Scale at the payband of 15,600-39,100 and a grade pay of Rs. 6600. At that period he may be posted as a District Magistrate (DM) or Collector or a Joint Secretary of aGovernment ministry.

Junior Administrative Grade:-:Payband: 15,600-39,100 :-:Grade Pay:7,600
The IAS may hope to be promoted to this scale after 9 years of service. He will get the posts of special secretary and various Head of the Government Departments.

Selection Grade:Payband:-:37,400-67,000:-:Gradepay:Rs 8,700
This grade needs a minimum of 12-15 years in the service. The officer will now get the post of a Secretary to a ministry.

Super Time Scale:-:Payband:37,400-67,000:-:Gradepay: Rs 8,700
After completing a minimum 17 to 20 years of service the officer gets the Super Time Scale salary. He becomes Principal Secretary of a very important department of the government.
Above Super timescale:

A limited number of bright individuals are selected for above Super Time Scales (Payband: 37,400-67,000 and Grade Pay: 12,000).
The highest basic salary is Rs. 80,000 (fixed) for an IAS. Only the central Cabinet Secretary is given the Basic salary of Rs. 90,000 (fixed).


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Apparently 50K salary job can disappoint few brilliant minds(so called Brain Drains) of this Nation, they might not get intimidated by the PERKS, still there are many Brilliants who will get attracted to this coveted and most desired Job - for few reasons such as - Diverse opportunity the job offers, Self satisfaction, to become so called People in power, Serve the Nation and the people and many more...


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69 comments:

  1. thankyou dear. i was searching this information from a long time

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  3. Very clear and legible info :) Thanks

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  4. Thanks a lot as I was never able to get the exact figures as this.....great job

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  5. thankyou dear. i was searching this information from a long time

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  6. Thanks.I was also searching the information since last month .

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  7. Thanks a lot for dis info

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  8. money is bonus........power & prestige is the real salary

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    1. Power & Prestige is only usable AFTER you get Money.

      Power & Prestige without money is like a car without fuel

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    2. Money is easy to earn in today's world but power and prestige isin't

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    3. It is difficult to earn respect in money minded world and this is real pearl

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  10. How many people can get into this kind of jobs. What is the reservation policy about it? On what basis people get promoted - caste, religion, minority/majority etc? So many complications :(

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  11. ias officer after 2000 does not get the pension

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  12. Really!! This information inspired me a lot to achieve my dream to be an IAS officer.
    Thank you

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  13. I WANT TO IAS OFFICER WHAT TEST IAM WRITTING PLESE GIVE ME IAM STUDYING B.TECH (E.E.E.)AFTER FINSHING B.TECH IAM PREPARING IAS PLESE GIVE LIST WHAT TEST IAM WRITING

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    1. The only exam u hav to appear to get in to IAS is Civil Services conducted once in a year by UPSC ...if you join as Group 1 officer in state cadre ie Deputy collector by seniority u can become IAS it is lengthy process

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    2. Mr.chaudari Supporter.....first learn English a bit more...

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  14. HAI THIS IS SRAVAN KUMA.. I HAVE INTERESTED 2 JOINING IAS R IPS .CAN I GET THOSE THESEEEEE........... I AM A AVERAGE STUDENT... ........................

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    1. HAI THIS IS SRAVAN KUMAR.. I HAVE INTERESTED 2 JOINING IAS R IPS .CAN I GET THOSE THESEEEEE........... I AM A AVERAGE STUDENT... ........................

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    2. Intelligence in not gazed by the marks u got in academics in Civils you need holistic approach to prepare for the exam and commitment to it.The way u hav to prepare is available in this blog see the links and postings.

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    3. yes u can achieve it... ias does not see academic qualification, it sees ur intelligence... try to complete all the syllabus. then u will see their would be an ias of name sravan kumar. he will be no body other than u

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    4. Mr. Sarthak Dash......I fail to understand how you are separating academic qualification from intelligence......you mean to say without any intelligence you can pass M.Sc Physics(Hons.) Or say B.Tech from an IIT (both of which are academic qualification by the way) without any intelligence.......LMAO!!

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    5. I completely agree with what Mr sarthak dash has said . Yes !! doing Msc physics or anything else is not an easy task but to become an IAS officer , you need to be an allrounder who has the knowledge of everything . He needs to be a practical as well .

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  15. plz send the subject 2 my mail id sra1ananth@gmail.com
    and wich inst is best 2 joining

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  16. An IAS get very less as compared to an engineer @ IIT. Though, the preparations are not very much different or difficult. Better pursue IIT.

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    1. It depends! IAS is for the society + for the very own benefit. And IIT is sth. just for your own!

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  17. If an IAS officer drawing a salary with the payment of Peon - cum -Home Orderly. is this amount is included in taxable income or exempted from taxable income?.

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  18. i want to just know ,is it possible for some1 after clearing ias,i.e upsc, posted in his Home state as job Place?,as i hav heard frm sm1 that who hav secured good rank in upsc ,they will only get as their desire place/state,is it true? What are the ways/chances for some1 to stay his home sate as sdm?,will this vary for scdhuleded caste?

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  19. it is really use full for all I A S aspriants thanks for furnishing it

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  20. it has helped me a lot n it would also be usefull to achive the goal as an I A S officer

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  21. Hi everybody its really great to be an IAS Officer . Our country needs some very good leaders to monitor the areas and sectors. Its my humble request to those ISA- Aspirants to work hard to achieve success.

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    1. Your suggestion is as confusing as your perception about what an IAS does

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  22. Very clear and concise information I was searching from long time. thanks for sharing..

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  23. hello sir

    i was completed my graduation in Bachelor of Fine Arts,after 10th stand 5 year's in Hyderabad,can i eligibility for IAS are IFS

    can i

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  24. Great job! Amazing pays and perks....I have finally made my mind as to what to opt for my career.

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  25. not power,not prestige and not money we are help for the some people

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  26. ur info enlighten ambitioners like us and make us more motivated

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  27. IAS officer while staying in bunglow does not draw HR.But its fact after becoming IAS officer the power and prestige provided compensates your every small pain.Private concern may give you a bag of money but can never give you the liberty of thought and expreesion.

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    1. after this much also people see dreams to become an ias officer.. try to achieve it... best of luck

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  28. Yeah , do nothing n keep getting DA and all the perks.....use tax payers money to travel and study ..... flaunt red light......bookworms

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  29. when IAS comes to GP 6600 (DM) then equal to Under Secretary not Joint Secretary
    When IAS comes to Commissioner GP 10000 then equal to Joint Secretary Ya Director

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  30. Power is the most important factor which is combined with self satisfaction as i think necessary

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  31. i like this website... but this can be modified to better regarding administrative services
    to extract popularity

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  32. whoo! with such a salary, power & prestige is as common as a common salt..........

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  33. thanks for sharing imp information about IAS ............ thank u so much..............

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  34. very simplified explanation.................thank..q

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  35. thanks a lot it gives me complete information about step by step ias post

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  36. thanks a lot i was really helpful

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  37. great and systematic information , it was really helpful thanks

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  38. Just passed 12 and hav dreamt of becoming an ias!!
    do remeber me in ur prayers!!
    any fruitful suggestions from you will be a blessing for me!!
    thnk u for dis amazing blog really inspiring and useful!!

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    1. Hi ashish uc an find all the info in my blog for everything

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  39. After how many years one ll be promoted as IAS, if he is selected in group 1 cadre

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  40. you done nice job. thanks for this.

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  41. i also want from the child hood to became an IAS officer but i dont know what to do to became an IAS officer.please help me those who know.....Please!!!!!!!!

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    1. http://insightsonindia.com/

      hi Tuhin please go thorough this site and my blog there are so many articles on IAS and its prepartion.

      All the best

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  42. u may find it funny bt still I'm a teen of 17...
    I belong to science background, fond of learning new things, isn't d life monotonous after becoming an IAS officer??? I'm going IIT(mech) this year nd can get better placement package than dat of initial of IAS officer, so why many IITians go for IAS even when they r getting hefty packages???
    one last thing
    Would I ever be able to buy a BMW(MAD abt it) worth 6 millions if I become a IAS officer(WITHOUT CORRUPTION) really intrstd in washing corruption away frm d country..????

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    1. I tell you why......because people realize after sometime that going after money like amad dog and aspiring for riches and luxuries doesn't make sense at all...,after all everyone dies and not many people remember a person by the might of his wealth ( unless you become one of the Ambani's or Gates in this life) but by the goodness or badness of his deeds during his life. By the way...I'm also an aspirant of IAS, but not an avid aspirant. And about my qualifications.....I have a B.Tech(Mech) from an IIT; MBA from IIM Bangalore.....and I presently draw a salary equivalent to what a Cabinet Secretary draws....that too with an experience less than 3 years....but still, to me the Nirvana would be IAS!!

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  43. Yep, you r right....

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  44. Nice Blog!!! Thanks for the useful information,The link proved to of great use to me,Keep writing for our information and Please send Me the update info about the IAS Recruitment 2014 – 2015. for Apply Online .......

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  45. Should I get all this in Hindi or Marathi Language?? It will be more helpful
    Prashant.dh@gmail.com

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  46. Is there is any role of UPSC in the termination of IAS officer.

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  47. Yes. an IAS officer will have job satisfaction and jebu (pocket) satisfaction. He can serve the people with government's money. An honest and sincere IAS officer can do miracles and serve the poorest of the poor. A politician can enjoy power only 5 or 10 years. But, an IAS officer can enjoy his powers till his retirement and after retirement also.

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