IAS Officer Salary Structure

Aspirants can check the salary structure of the most sought after post of the UPSC Exam. The basic per month salary of an IAS officer starts at Rs.56,100(TA, DA and HRA are extra) and can go on to reach Rs.2,500,00 for a Cabinet Secretary. Candidates can check pay scale and pay level for each level of the IAS Salary. We compare the Pay band and Pay Level in the table for good understanding of the IAS Salary structure. Candidates can check the other perks, emoluments in the last para of the article.

Grade Post No. Of Years Old System New System
Grade Pay Pay Scale(INR) Pay Level Baisc Pay (INR)
Junior or Lower Time Scale ASP/SDM/ Asst. Commissioner 1-4 5400 15600 – 39100 10 56100
Senior Time Scale ADM/Deputy Secretary/ Undersecretary 5-8 6600 15600 – 39100 11 67700
Junior Administrative DM/ Joint Secretary/ Deputy Secretary 9-12 7600 15600 – 39100 12 78,800
Selection Grade DM/ Special Secretary cum director/ Director 13-16 8700 37400 – 67000 13 1,18,500
Selection Grade Divisional Commissioner/ Secretary Cum Commissioner/ Joint Secretary 16-24 8700 37400 – 67000 14 1,44,200
Super Time Scale Divisional Commissioner/ Principal Secretary/ Additional Secretary 25-30 12000 37400 – 67000 15 1,82,200
Above Super Time Scale Additional Chief Secretary 30-33 NA 80000 (Fixed) 16 2,05,400
Apex Scale Chief Secretary 34-36 NA 90000 (Fixed) 17 2,25,000
Cabinet Secretary Grade Cabinet Secretary of India 37+ years NA 90000 (Fixed) 18 2,50,000


In the IAS Officer Salary the HRA allowance is 24 percent, 16 percent and 8 percent as per 7th Pay Commission norms. HRA depends on the city you are posted. Along with these, 7th Pay Commission has also recommended for enhancement of HRA while DA crosses 50% and 100%. As far as Transport Allowance is concerned, there is no increase. However, DA which is 125% has been merged with existing Transport Allowance. Besides these, 7th Pay Commission has discontinued the Pay Band – Grade Pay System which existed before. Candidates can check different allowances in IAS Officer Salary in the table..

HRA Distribution
Class X 8 Cities only- 24% HRA (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Pune)
Class Y Around 100 Towns (With a Population above 5 Lakhs) – 16% HRA
Class Z Rural Areas – 8% HRA
Dearness Allowance
DA DA now crosses 50 to 100 %
Transport Allowance
The Transport allowance is not included in the DA which can reach upto 125% now


IAS Salary Perks

UPSC CSE offers a lot of perks, emoluments and very high social respect in India. Candidates can check the perks, emoluments below. There Perks, Emoluments are common for all the UPSC CSE Posts like IAS, , IFS, IPS, IRS and other posts.

  1. Apartment (3 or 4 BHK)
  2. Electricity and Water Bill
  3. Medical Expenses
  4. Free Phone Call
  5. Office Vehicles
  6. Study leave
  7. Abroad Study Option
  8. Transport Allowances
  9. Security Guard and Household Helpers
  10. Dearness Allowance (As governed by the inflation index) (at 65 percent)
  11. Pensions and Retirement Benefits.

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