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IAS Officer Salary

IAS Officer Salary

Salary of IAS

In this section of the article, I have mentioned the topic of IAS officer salary in India in detail and also the salary structure/pay scale of IAS officers according to the 7th Pay Commission recommendation.

With that said let me get straight to the point. The basic IAS salary per month in India starts from Rs. 56,100 (excluding DA, TA, and HRA). This value can go up to Rs, 2,50,000 per month which is the salary of the post of Cabinet Secretary of India.

Talking about the Gross monthly salary of an IAS officer, it differs from state to state, district to district. That is because the gross salary per month means includes things like the House rent allowances, and since the house rent allowances are different for different states, we cannot mention a standard Gross monthly salary for each of the IAS posts.

However, the gross monthly salary typically varies from Rs. 56,000 to Rs. 1,50,000 (approx.) depending on the different allowances.

Don’t worry if you are not aware of the topic of allowances. I’ve written about it in detail in the section down below. So, you won’t miss out on anything.

Now let us take a look at the pay scale of IAS officers according to the 7th Pay Commission.

Career Growth for an IAS Officer  

With time a newly inducted IAS officer gets to don a lot of different hats in terms of jobs, responsibilities, postings, and promotions.  

  • At first a newly recruited IAS trainee is sent to train at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) at Mussoorie. 
  • There the recruit is trained to handle the various facets of administrative work and the nitty-gritties of being an IAS officer. 
  • Once the training is over, the trainee then formally takes charge as an IAS officer at the post of SDM or Sub-divisional Magistrate. Depending on his performance as an SDM, he’s then given more responsibilities and further promoted to the higher posts.


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