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:
|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)|
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 May 31, 2020. For IPS preparation and related information, check the links given below.
IPS Exam 2020 – UPSC CSE Related Links