UPSC IAS Salary 2021: UPSC IAS exam is one of the most sought-after exams in India with very high competition. Lakhs of candidates appear for the exam every year aspiring to work in the Indian Administrative Service. All the aspirants preparing for the exam should have a clear idea about the UPSC IAS Salary 2021. Besides that impressive salary structure, candidates also have ample opportunities for career growth.
The basic per month salary of an IAS officer starts at Rs. 56100/-. After promotions, the maximum salary can go on to reach Rs. 2,50,000/- for the post of Cabinet Secretary. In this article, we have provided detailed information on IAS salary in India and the grade-wise pay scale/salary structure of IAS officers after the 7th Pay Commission. Candidates can check salary structure, pay scale, allowances, facilities, and other perks offered to an IAS officer.
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UPSC IAS Salary 2021
As per the 7th Pay Commission recommendation, the UPSC salary of an IAS Officer at the start is Rs 56,100 per month. Apart from the basic IAS Officer Salary, the IAS Officer will receive Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), Travel Allowance (TA) and other allowances. Also, the salary of IAS officers varies based on their level.
|Basic Pay (Rs.)||Pay Level (Years of Service)||Posts|
|56100||10 (1-4 years)||– Sub-divisional magistrate in District Administration|
– Undersecretary in State Secretariat
– Assistant Secretary in Central Secretariat
|67,700||11 (5-8 years)||– Additional district magistrate in District Administration|
– Deputy Secretary in State Secretariat
– Under-Secretary in Central Secretariat
|78,800||12 (9-12 year)||– District magistrate in District Administration|
– Joint Secretary in State Secretariat
– Deputy Secretary in Central Secretariat
|1,18,500||13 (13-16 years)||– District magistrate in District Administration|
– Special secretary-cum-director in State Secretariat
– Director in Central Secretariat
|1,44,200||14 (16-24 years)||– Divisional commissioner in District Administration|
– Secretary-cum-commissioner in State Secretariat
– Joint Secretary in Central Secretariat
|1,82,200||15 (25-30 years)||– Divisional commissioner in District Administration|
– Principal Secretary in State Secretariat
– Additional secretary in Central Secretariat
|2,05,400||16 (30-33 years)||– Additional Chief Secretary in State Secretariat|
|2,25,000||17 (34-36 years)||– Chief Secretary in State Secretariat|
– Secretary in Central Secretariat
|2,50,000||18 (37+ years)||– Cabinet Secretary of India|
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Gross & In-Hand IAS Salary
The gross salary of an IAS officer will include the following elements:
Gross IAS Salary = Basic Pay + Grade Pay + DA + HRA + TA + other allowances
The gross salary will include Basic Pay, Grade Pay, Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Travel Allowance & other allowances. Besides that, IAS officers will also be eligible for other benefits. The in-hand salary for the IAS will be Gross Salary minus the applicable deductions. The deductions will include Income tax, Professional tax, Central Provident fund, and Central Pension fund.
UPSC IAS Starting & Maximum Salary
Many students may have this question of what is the salary of an IAS officer per month at the entry-level and the monthly salary of IAS officer at the highest level. The starting and highest UPSC IAS Officer Salary is tabulated below:
|Post||Salary Per Month|
|IAS Starting Salary||Rs. 56100/-|
|Highest Salary of IAS Officer (Cabinet Secretary)||Rs. 250000/-|
Salary Of IAS Officer During Training
As IAS officer also gets paid during the training period. However, the pay is not termed as salary and is instead called Special Pay Advance. The pay is around 45000/- per month that they get during the entire training period. However, the net pay will be lesser as the deductions for the bill of mess food, uniform, tracksuit, etc will be included. The net pay for an IAS officer during training will be around Rs. 38,500/-.
IAS Salary In India After 7th Pay Commission
The Cabinet approved the 7th Pay Commission recommendation on June 29, 2016. According to the 7th pay Commission, the previous System of Pay Grades has been replaced with Consolidated Pays.
- Now the basic salary of junior-level IAS officers is Rs 56,100.
- Allowances like Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), and Travel Allowance (TA) will be extra.
- The salary will increase with yearly increments.
- The maximum Salary of an IAS Officer for the Cabinet Secretary is Rs 2,50,000.
IAS Salary Structure 2021
Here is the sample IAS Officer salary slip for Junior Scale or Entry Level position:
|Basic Pay||Rs 56,100|
|Dearance Allowance 2%||Rs 1,122|
|Travel Allowance||Rs 3,200|
|DA on Travel Allowance 125%||Rs 4,000|
|Deduction||– Rs 6287|
|Total IAS Salry in Hand||Rs 58,135|
Deduction consists of CPF- Rs 6,000, CGEGIS- Rs 40, CGHS- Rs 325, P/Tax- Rs 200.
UPSC IAS Allowances 2021
HRA at 24%, 16%, and 8% have been proposed for X, Y, and Z Class cities respectively. 7th Pay Commission has also recommended for enhancement of HRA and DA. As far as Transport Allowance is concerned, there is no increase. DA @ 125% has been merged with the existing Transport Allowance.
|HRA for Class X||8 Cities only (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Pune)- 24% of basic salary|
|HRA for Class Y||Around 100 Towns (With a Population above 5 Lakhs)- 16% of basic salary|
|HRA for Class Z||Rural Areas- 8% of basic salary|
|Dearness Allowance||50 to 100%|
|Transport Allowance||The Transport allowance is now not included in the DA which can reach up to 125%|
Note that if the IAS officer is using government-provided accommodation and vehicles then the TA and HRA will not be provided.
UPSC IAS Perks & Facilities 2021
Apart from the UPSC IAS Salary, IAS Officers are also entitled to various perks and benefits. IAS Salary and Facilities are listed below:
- Home Rent Allowance: HRA will vary from city to city. HRA at 24% is given only to 8 X cities. Whereas HRA at 16% is given to employees who have accommodated in Y cities and for Z cities 8% HRA will be given. But HRA will be provided only if official accommodation is not taken.
- Dearness Allowance: DA component of salary is revised on a half-yearly basis (January and July every year) depending on the inflation index (CPI). Since the Transport allowance is not included in the DA it can reach up to 125% now.
- Travel Allowance: TA will also be given to meet various expenses related to travel.
- Official Accommodation: The IAS Officer will be provided duplex bungalow in a (VVIP) restricted zone of the state capital where they are posted. However, if you getting official accommodation then HRA will not be provided.
- Service Quarter: Apart from the residence in the state capital, IAS officers are also provided with a service quarter at the place of their posting.
- Office Vehicles: 1 to 3 vehicles will be provided along with a driver/chauffeur.
- Security: 3 home guards and 2 bodyguards are allotted. STF commandos can also be provided in case of any threat. Moreover, if the IAS Officer is posted as District Magistrate/Commissioner, then the entire police force is at his/her disposal. He/she has the right to design their security cover depending upon the need.
- Electricity Bills: Completely free or heavily subsidized for their official residence.
- Phone Bills: They are allotted 3 BSNL SIM cards with free Talktime, SMS, and Internet services. They are also provided free BSNL landline connection and a broadband connection at home.
- Trips: For both official and unofficial trips, IAS officers enjoy subsidized accommodation at circuit houses, government bungalows, or rest houses in different states. For any visit to New Delhi, IAS officer would be accommodated in the respective State Bhavan with all facilities.
- Household Staff: IAS officers are also provided household staff to take care of daily chores at their official residence or service quarter.
- Study leave: 2-4 year study leave is also provided. IAS Officer can utilize this leave to study at a reputed foreign university. All the cost of study will be covered by the government
- Medical Expenses
- Unofficial Benefits: IAS officers also get invited to all major events happening in the district or zone of their jurisdiction. This would include free tickets and passes for cricket matches, concerts, parties, and others.
- Post Retirement Benefits: IAS officers can be appointed for different commissions with lifetime pension and other benefits.
UPSC IAS Promotions 2021
IAS Salary varies as their seniority changes and they are promoted to various Administrative Grades. A newly recruited IAS officer is assigned Junior Scale where the Basic Salary is fixed at 56100 i.e the first cell in Level 10 of 7th CPC. There after the Level of the Pay will change after every promotions. The consolidated salary will be the Basic Salary as per the Level and Cells + DA + HRA and TA.
|Levels||UPSC Post List and Salary||Service Duration||Basic Pay|
|Level 10||IAS Salary of ASP/SDM/ Asst.Commissioner in IRS||1 to 4 Years||Rs 56,100|
|Level 11||IAS Salary of SP/DM/Deputy Commissioner in IRS||5 to 8 Years||Rs 67,700|
|Level 12||IAS Salary of SSP/DM (DS in GOS)/Joint Commissioner in IRS||9 to 12 Years||Rs 78,800|
|Level 13||IAS Salary of SSP/DM (Director in Government of India)/Additional Commissioner in IRS||13 to 16 Years||Rs 1,18,500|
|Level 14||DIG Salary||16 to 24 Years||Rs 1,44,200|
|Level 15||IAS Salary of ADG/Additional Secretary in GOI/Principal Secretary in State/ Principal Commissioner in IRS||25 to 30 Years||Rs 1,84,200|
|Level 16||IAS Officer Salary for Additional Chief Secretary /DG/Chief Commissioner in IRS||30 to 33 Years||Rs 2,05,400|
|Level 17||IAS Officer Salary for Chief Secretary/DG/Secretary of GOI/ Principal Chief Commissioner in IRS||34 to 36 Years||Rs 2,25,000|
|Level 18||IAS Salary for Cabinet Secretary to Government of India||More than 37 Years||Rs 2,50,000|
- IAS officers are usually promoted every 4-5 years.
- The IAS officers get two extra-increment (6%) when they are at Level 11, 12, and 13.
UPSC IAS Officer Salary Equivalents Ranks
Here are the equivalent ranks in District Administration, State Secretariat and Central Secretariat. The IAS officer salary is the same for all these horizontal positions.
|District Administration||State Secretariat||Central Secretariat|
|Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM)||Under Secretary||Assistant Secretary|
|Additional District Magistrate (DM)||Deputy Secretary||Under Secretary|
|District Magistrate (DM)||Joint Secretary||Deputy Secretary|
|District Magistrate (DM)||Special Secretary-cum-Director||Director|
|Divisional Commissioner (DC)||Secretary-cum-Commissioner||Joint Secretary|
|Divisional Commissioner (DC)||Principal Secretary||Additional Secretary|
|No Equivalent Rank||Additional Chief Secretary||No Equivalent Rank|
|No Equivalent Rank||Chief Secretary||Secretary|
|No Equivalent Rank||No Equivalent Rank||Cabinet Secretary of India|
UPSC IAS Salary Pay Matrix 2021
A new Pay Matrix system is introduced which contains as many as 18 horizontal levels to take care of the fixation of pay on MACP or Promotion. The vertical range for each of these 18 levels is meant for the fixation of pay by providing an annual increment.
UPSC IAS Pay Scale & Grade
Check the Grade-wise pay scale for the UPSC IAS exam from below.
|Grade||Pay Level||Grade Pay||Service Period|
|Junior Scale||10||Rs. 16,500||NA|
|Senior Time Scale||11||Rs. 20,000||5 Years|
|Junior Administrative Grade||12||Rs. 23,000||9 Years|
|Selection Grade||13||Rs. 26,000||12 to 15 Years|
|Super Time Scale||14||Rs. 30,000||17 to 20 Years|
|Above Super Time Scale||15||Rs. 30,000||Variable|
|Apex Scale||16||NA||Variable ( around 30 years)|
|Cabinet Secretary Grade||17||NA||Variable|
UPSC IAS Salary Before 7th Pay Commission
Before 7th Pay Commission IAS salary structure consisted of different Pay Scales: Junior Scale, Senior Scales, Super Time Scale, Above Super Time Scales etc. Each of the pay scales further consists of different pay bands.
Salary Structure as per 6th CPC
|Grade||Pay Band||Grade Pay||Service Years Required|
|Senior Time Scale||15600-39100||6600||5 years|
|Junior Administrative Grade||15600-39100||7600||9 years|
|Selection Grade||37400-67000||8700||12 to 15 years|
|Super Time Scale||37400-67000||10,000||17 to 20 years|
|Above Super Time Scale||37400-67000||12,000||Varies|
|Apex Scale||80,000||0||Varies( around 30 years)|
|Cabinet Secretary Grade||90,000||0||varies|
UPSC IAS Job Profile 2021
The functions and responsibilities of IAS officers change at various points of their careers. Here are the roles and responsibilities of an IAS Officer:
- Collection of revenue and function as Courts in revenue matters.
- Maintenance of law and order.
- Function as Executive Magistrate.
- Function as Chief Development Officer (CDO)/District Development Commissioner.
- Supervision of the implementation of policies of the State Government and Central Government.
- To travel to places to oversee the implementation of policies.
- Supervision of expenditure of public funds as per norms of financial propriety.
- In the process of policy formulation and decision making, IAS officers at various levels like Joint Secretary, Deputy Secretary, etc. make their contributions and give final shape to policies.
- To handle the daily affairs of the government, including framing and implementation of policy in consultation with the minister-in-charge of the concerned Ministry.
- To handle the administration and daily proceedings of the government, including the formulation and implementation of policy in consultation with the minister-in-charge of the concerned ministry or department.
- At the district level, IAS officers are mainly delegated with district affairs, including the implementation of developmental schemes.
- During the normal course of their career, the officers also oblige in the State Secretariat or as Head of Departments or in Public Sector Undertakings.
- To take care of daily affairs of the government including forming and implementing the policy after consulting the minister of the concerned ministry.
FAQs Regarding IAS Salary
Here are some frequently asked questions regarding UPSC IAS Salary:
|Q. What is the SDM Salary?|
A. The SDM salary would start from 56,100 and will vary with the yearly increment as per 7th CPC Matrix.
|Q. What is the Salary of District Collector?|
A. District Collector Salary will range from Rs.94,739 to Rs.1,03,668.
|Q. What is the Salary of District Magistrate?|
A. The DM Salary in India is 78,000 per month which includes only basic pay. The salary of DM is calculated as Basic Pay + DA.
|Q. What is in hand salary of the IAS Officer?|
A. The in hand Salary of an IAS officer would range from 56,000 to 2,50,000 based on their post and years of experience.
|Q. What is the Basic salary of Deputy Collector?|
A. The Basic Pay of Deputy Collector is 67,700.
|Q. What is the salary of IAS per month? |
A. The basic salary of Junior-level IAS officers is Rs. 56,100 per month. Note that the HRA, DA, and TA are also added to the basic salary. The maximum basic salary that an IAS Officer can get, that is the salary of the highest post-Cabinet Secretary is Rs.2,50,000 per month.
|Q. Do IAS trainees get paid? If so what is the Salary of an IAS Officer During Training? |
A. Yes, the selected candidates get a certain salary during the training period. In training, officers get ₹45,000 per month which is known as Special Pay Advance.
|Q. What are the perks offered to an IAS Officer apart from salary? |
A. Apart from the basic salary, an IAS officer gets HRA, DA, TA, official accommodation, service quarter, office vehicles, security, free electricity & phone bills, trips, household staff, study leave, medical expenses, pensions, and other benefits.
|Q. Which is better IAS or IPS? |
A. That depends upon whom you ask this question. Every person has their own requirements that they seek from their job. Some prioritize salary while some focus on the quality of the job. Both IAS and IPS are great career options. One should not compare these two; they should see which job they want to pursue.
|Q. How much the UPSC IAS Salary has increased after the 7th pay commission? |
A. After the 7th pay commission, the basic salary of UPSC IAS officer has been increased from Rs 21,000 to Rs 56,100.
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