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 that 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.

All civil services aspirants must also compare the IAS Salary with the IPS salary to analyse the difference between the perks and pay scale for the two posts.

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. 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.

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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:

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 Rank 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) Rs.67000-79000
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 UPSC 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 5th, 2022. For IPS preparation and related information, check the links given below.

Aspirants must also learn about the detailed civil services syllabus, which has common topics with the IPS syllabus. Candidates can visit the linked article and know the detailed syllabus and exam pattern.

Candidates preparing for the upcoming IAS recruitment must refer to the UPSC topper list and get inspired and motivated with their success stories.

IPS Exam 2022 – UPSC CSE Related Links

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