IPS Salary

IPS or the Indian Police Service is the elite bureaucracy responsible for providing commanders and leaders to state police setup or the central forces. Recruitment to the Indian Police Service is done by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Every year, 5-8 lakh aspirants take the prestigious UPSC Civil Services Exam and barely 100 or so make the cut as IPS officers. Being an IPS officer is a matter of great pride and an opportunity to serve the people of the country. Apart from this, the perks and salary of IPS officers in India is also one factor which attracts youngsters. In this article, we have discussed in detail the IPS salary and the Indian Police Service pay scale after the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

The basic salary of an IPS officer starts at Rs.56,100(TA, DA and HRA are extra) per month and can go on to reach Rs.2,25,000 for a DGP.

IPS Salary in India – IPS Ranks – 7th Pay Commission

In the new pay structure, the system of Pay Grades for Civil Services has been removed and Consolidated Pay Levels have been introduced as per the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations. Now the IPS pay scale is decided only on the Basic Pay along with TA, DA and HRA.

IPS ranks in State Police/Central Police force

Equivalent position in Delhi Police

IPS Salary – 7th Pay Commission Pay Scale

Director General of Police/ Director of IB or CBI

Commissioner of Police

2,25,000.00 INR

Director General of Police

Special Commissioner of Police

2,05,400.00 INR

Inspector General of Police

Joint Commissioner of Police

1,44,200.00 INR

Deputy Inspector General of Police

Additional Commissioner of Police

1,31,100.00 INR

Senior Superintendent of Police

Deputy Commissioner of Police

78,800.00 INR

Additional Superintendent of Police

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police

67,700.00 INR

Deputy Superintendent of Police

Assistant Commissioner of Police

56,100.00 INR

While the entry salary of IPS officers is the same, it increases with tenure and seniority.

In the next table, we have provided the monthly salary of an IPS officer at the entry level and the per month salary of an IPS officer at the highest level:


Basic Pay

Entry level (starting salary)

Rs 56,100

Maximum Pay

Rs 2,25,000

Prior to this, the IPS salary was as per the 6th Central Pay Commission. For reference, the old salary structure of IPS officers is given below:

Time Scale


Pay Scale

Junior Scale

Superintendent of Police (SP)

Rs.15600-39100 + Grade Pay 5400

Senior Scale

Superintendent of Police (SP)

Rs.15600-39100 + Grade Pay 6600

Junior Administrative Grade

Superintendent of Police (SP)

Rs.15600-39100 + Grade Pay 7600

Selection Grade

Superintendent of Police (SP)

Rs.37400-67000 + Grade Pay 8700

Super-Time Scale

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG)

Rs.37400-67000 + Grade Pay 8900

Super-Time Scale

Inspector General of Police (IG)

Rs.37400-67000 + Grade Pay 10000

Above Super-Time Scale

Additional Director General Of Police (ADG)


Above Super-Time Scale

Director General of Police (DG)

Rs.75500-80000 (Increment @ 3%) (HAG)

Rs.80000 (Fixed)

Other than the salary, IPS officers are also entitled to various governmental perks and provisions. However, IPS salary should not be the prime motivation behind taking the Civil Services Exam. With the designation of IPS comes many responsibilities. IPS officers are tasked to maintain public order and peace. They lead the state police, central forces, various agencies like CBI, IB and even assist disaster management efforts.

IPS pay scale and salary structure might be enticing but youngsters should aim for a higher calling i.e. service to the nation when they think about the Civil Services Exam. IPS exam or the UPSC Prelims will be held on June 2, 2019. For IPS preparation and related information, check the links given below.

IPS Exam 2019 – UPSC CSE Related Links

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