The Indian Police Service (IPS) is one of the noblest administrative responsibilities in the country. Candidates serving as IPS officers get inducted as commanders and leaders of the state and central police forces. UPSC conducts All India Civil Service exams to recruit eligible candidates into all vacant positions, including IPS. More than 6 lakh candidates attempt the exams every year, and only a small percent, about 100 candidates successfully achieve the IPS positions.
An IPS officer is bestowed with responsibilities and duties to serve the country with the greatest honour. The salary perks, allowances and benefits granted to IPS officers make it a popular choice amongst youngsters. This article provides a run through about IPS salary listings and pay scales subject to recommendations from 7th pay commission.
The 7th Central Pay Commission was formed in February 2014. Later in September 2016, the Non-Democratic Alliance led government at the centre implemented the recommendations for all sectors, including the armed forces. This pay commission was envisaged due to a series of protests by ex-servicemen regarding the centre’s neglect about their pay structure, pensions, promotions and allotment of ranks.
Salary Structure of IPS Officers – 7th Pay Commission
Before the implementation of the revised recommendations, the Grade Pay structures were followed. This system has been replaced with the consolidated pay systems. The current pay structure is calculated based on Basic Pay combined with TA, DA and HRA. The basic starting salary of a freshly inducted IPS officer is INR 56,100 per month [excluding TA, DA and HRA benefits]. This range can escalate up to INR 2, 25,000 per month for DGP post.
|Rank of IPS Officers [State/ Central Police Force]||IPS Salary Structure [7th pay recommendations]|
|DGP (Director General of Police)/ Director of IB/ CBI||INR 2,25,000|
|Director General of Police||INR 2,05,400|
|Inspector General of Police||INR 1,44,200|
|Deputy Inspector General of Police||INR 1,31,000|
|Senior Superintendent of Police||INR 78,800|
|Additional Superintendent of Police||INR 67,700|
|Deputy Superintendent of Police||INR 56,100|
The pay structure rises with the increase in seniority and number of years in service. Apart from the basic emoluments, IPS officers are entitled to other perks and benefits. The high pay factor should not be the sole reason for candidates to choose the post. The responsibility of serving the nation in the public domain and maintaining law and order should drive candidates to achieve this platform. IPS officials discharge their duties in the police forces, assist personnel in the IB and CBI departments and engage in disaster management tasks whenever a need arises.