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
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.)
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.
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).
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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