Salary of an IAS Officer after 7th Pay Commission

Many youngsters across the country aspire to become IAS officers. It is considered one of the most prestigious jobs in India. An IAS officer enjoys good respect in society and is generally looked upon by people as authoritative figures with the power to change lives. Apart from the honour and standing in society, an IAS officer also enjoys a decent take-home pay and perks. After the 7th Pay Commission, the salaries of all civil servants have been enhanced. This article throws light on the salary of an IAS officer after the 7th Pay Commission. You can also figure out the average salary of IAS in India.

The starting salary of an IAS officer/take-home pay after all deductions would work out to be approximately Rs.55000.

An IAS officer also gets various benefits like subsidised accommodation in a comfortable house, household staff, transport facilities, subsidised electricity, gas, water and phone connections, security for self and family, paid study leaves and lifetime pension. More importantly, an IAS officer also enjoys superb job security compared to private sector jobs.

What is salary of IAS officer in India?

The following table compares the salary of Indian IAS officer before and after the 7th Pay Commission.

Post

Grade

6th Pay Commission

7th Pay Commission

   

Pay Scale

Grade Pay

Pay Scale

Grade Pay

SDM (Sub Divisional Magistrate), SDO or Sub-Collector

Junior Scale

15,600-39,100

5400

50000 – 150000

16500

District Magistrate (DM) or Collector or a Joint Secretary of a Government ministry

Senior Time Scale

15,600-39,100

6600

50000 – 150000

20000

Special secretary and various Head of the Government Departments

Junior Administrative Grade

15,600-39,100

7600

50000 – 150000

23000

Secretary to a Ministry

Selection Grade

37,400-67,000

8700

1,00,000 – 2,00,000

26,000

Principal Secretary of a very important government department.

Super Time Scale

37,400-67,000

10,000

1,00,000 – 2,00,000

30,000

Chief Secretary States, Union Secretaries in charge of various ministries of Government of India

Apex Scale

80,000 (Fixed)

–      

2,25,000 (Fixed)

–      

Cabinet Secretary of India

Cabinet Secretary Grade

90,000 (Fixed)

–      

2,50,000 (Fixed)

–      

As you can see from the above table, IAS salary after 7th Pay Commission can reach up to Rs.250000 at the apex level. No doubt, the 7th Pay Commission has made the pay package of an IAS officer very attractive. However, don’t let salary be your only motive to clear the UPSC civil services exam. It is a platform for you to use your talent and knowledge for the benefit of your nation. It is an opportunity for you to give something back to your country. Let the IAS officers’ salary and perks/ the pay of an IAS officer only be secondary.

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