IPS Officer Salary and Promotions

The fullform of IPS is Indian Police Service that is the most decorated job a person can have in India. Every youth of India has a dream to serve its nation being an IPS Officer. IPS Ofiicers are appointed to maintain the decorum of the particular state in India. As well as implementing 7th Pay Commission, the Government of India has decided to keep the salary of an IPS Officer as competative as of Private Sector Jobs and giving the facilities that not even there.

LevelBasic Pay
Entry levelRs 56100
Maximum Pay Rs 2,25,000

About IPS Officer

After the implementation of sixth pay commission in 2008, the total emoluments of an IPS officer was become very fruitful. An entry level officer or IPS probationer gets approximately 70,703 INR per month by January 2016. ASPs, SPs, and ACPs draw a salary of roughly 1,09,203 INR per month. DIGs, IGs, and DGPs draw around 2,12,650 INR per month. Not only this IPS Officers also enjoys more benefits given by the government. Whenever the new pay commission is ready to be initiated, salary for IPS grades have been updagraded by Indian Government.

There is lot of benefits that is enjoyed by IPS Officer as well as it is the decorated job that anyone can have. After the implementation of 7th pay commission, the salary of IPS Officer has been upgraded with lot more additive benefits given to them. It is not easy to become an IPS officer it needs lot of hardwork for the one who want to been officer. That’s the after competing for it the hard works pay off in the way of good salary as well the benefits given to them.

IPS Officer Salary Scale and Promotions

Do you Know IPS Officer salary
Do you Know IPS Officer salary ?

With 7th Pay Panel award takes effect there will be proportionate increases in the IPS Officer salary and allowances, with effect from January 1, 2016. This effect is going to reflect in their salaries from August 2016. The current IPS Officer pay scales and proposed designations have been presented in the following table along with the Promotions Pay Scale :-

IPS Officer Rank along with Promotions and Pay Scale

Designation or Rank in State Police/ Central Police Force Analogous Position in Delhi Police 6th Pay Comm. Pay Scale7th Pay Comm. Pay Scale (Entry Pay)
Director General of Police Commissioner of Police (name of the state) 80,000 INR (consolidated) no grade pay Rs.2,25,000.00
Additional Director General of Police Special Commissioner of Police 37,400-67,000 INR along with grade pay of 12,000 INR Rs.2,05,400.00
Inspector General of Police Joint Commissioner of Police 37,400-67,000 INR along with grade pay of 10,000 INR Rs.1,44,200.00
Deputy Inspector General of Police Additional Commissioner of Police 37,400-67,000 INR along with grade pay of 8,900 INR Rs.1,31,100.00
Senior Superintendent of Police Deputy Commissioner of Police 15,600-39,100 INR along with grade pay of 8,700 INR Rs.1,18,500.00
Superintendent of Police Deputy Commissioner of Police 15,600-39,000 INR along with grade pay of 7,600 INR Rs.78,800.00
Additional Superintendent of Police Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police 15,600-39,000 INR along with grade pay of 6,600 INR Rs.67,700.00
Deputy Superintendent of Police Assistant Commissioner of Police 15,600-39,100 INR along with grade pay of 5,400 INR Rs.56,100.00

Above pay scales for the salary of IPS Officer is an rough figure, it can be little bit more or less. Promotion of IPS Officer usually takes 3-5 years from one rank to other and it also depends on their service records for better place posting.

Prior to this, the IPS salary was as per the 6th Central Pay Commission. For reference, the old salary structure of IPS officers is given below:
Time ScaleRankPay Scale
Junior ScaleSuperintendent of Police (SP Rs.15600-39100 + Grade Pay 5400
Senior ScaleSuperintendent of Police (SP Rs.15600-39100 + Grade Pay 6600
Junior Administrative Grade Superintendent of Police (SP Rs.15600-39100 + Grade Pay 7600
Selection GradeSuperintendent of Police (SP Rs.37400-67000 + Grade Pay 8700
Super-Time Scale Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Rs.37400-67000 + Grade Pay 8900
Super-Time ScaleInspector General of Police (IG) Rs.37400-67000 + Grade Pay 10000
Above Super-Time Scale Additional Director General Of Police (ADG) Rs.67000-79000
Above Super-Time Scale Director General of Police (DG) Rs.75500-80000 (Increment @ 3%) (HAG)
Rs.80000 (Fixed)

Other Benefits in Indian Police Service

All the criteria of enjoying the benefits and salary of an IPS officer, it totally depends on the area of serving. The one serving in big city will have more benefits than the other IPS officer who is serving in other small city. IPS officers’ salary, along with allowances like CCA (city compensatory allowance), DA (dearness allowance), subsidized accommodation, LTA (leave travel allowance), medical and life insurance benefits is one of the best remunerations paid for a government job.

IPS Officer Job Profile

The IPS Officer post is one of the most decorative as well as Powerfull job tittles in civil services to give our youth to dream to serve the nation at the highest level in our civil services. This description is about the job profile & salary of IPS officers in India. As we have told earlier that for becoming an IPS officer it take courage and hard work to get there thats why they also get the benefits in that post. Scroll down to know more about their salary pay scale at different level of ranks. The ‘Indian Police Service’ better known as IPS, constitutes one of the main three civil services of the Indian Government.

The IPS was constituted in 1948. The ministry of home affairs is the authority entrusted to control the cadre of IPS officers. The present cadre size of IPS officers is roughly about 4730 as per the data of 2011. A candidate who qualifies to become an IPS officer has to undergo rigorous training at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad(A.P). However, there are about three lakh candidates who compete for every vacancy that comes in IPS. Therefore, making to the IPS is undoubtedly a phenomenal achievement.

The Job Profile and Prospects of an IPS Officer

An IPS officer is primarily responsible for maintaining law and order, averting and dealing with accidents, nabbing notorious criminals, and managing traffic. Apart from these normal duties, the officer is also responsible for checking drug trafficking, human trafficking, smuggling, maintaining border security, railway policing, allaying and preventing terrorism, and keeping a watch on cyber crimes.
IPS officers are also known to head strategic intelligence agencies like CBI, IB and RAW and paramilitary forces like CRPF, ITBP, BSF, Assam Rifles, etc. An IPS starts his or her career as a probationary officer serving a state government as an ASP and gradually works his way up to become the DGP of the police force of that state

IPS Officers Recruitment & Training

Salary in training
Salary in training

If you’re willing to become an IPS officer then you should know that there are three ways to become IPS Officer :

  • Civil service examination conducting by UPSC
  • Limited competitive examination conducted by UPSC
  • If state police promotes his existing policemen

After recruitment, the candidates are sensed to probationary training In police academy at Hyderabad and Mussorie. IPS Candidate gets Salary During their Trainig Period also. After completing the academic training candidates become IPS Officer and ready to serve the nation.

Zone Cadres
Zone 1-I AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories), Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana.
Zone 2II Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.
Zone 3Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Zone 4e-IV West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam-Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland.
Zone 5Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
IPS Ranks / Cadres

There is limited number of seats for an IPS officer that has been divided between two parts.

  • The candidates are directly appointed after competing for an IPS exam Conducted by UPSC put of that 65% of the candidates are appointed.
  • The other 35% of seats are available for the one who get promoted from respective state Cadre officers and are the most experienced one’s.

Designation according to the ranks are:

  • Superintendent of Police (SP) with time scale of Junior Scale, Senior scale, Junior Administrative scale, Selection Grade.
  • Deputy Inspector General (DIG) with only super time scale.
  • Inspector General (IG) with only super time scale.
  • Additional Director General (ADG) with only above super time scale.
  • Director General of Police (DG) with above super time scale
Facilities provided to an IPS Officer

There are many facilities provided to IPS officer apart from the salary. They enjoy there post as well as the benefits of this post also.


In every district, there is reserved home for IPS officers. The houses are two big and the office is in the same house. The houses are too big that there are maintenance daily and for this the IPS Officer are provided with maid, security guard and other.

Official Vehicle/आधिकारिक वाहन

In starting of the posting the IPS officers get the jeep but by the time to time promotion they get car also. As well as they are provided with car drivers and government pay all the fees Nad cost occurred by car.

Paid Study Leave

There are study leaves provided by government to IPS officer for upto 2 years for studying in India or in foreign.

Medical Benefits

For IPS Officers and there family governments provide Fully Paid Medical Benefits that covers the critical illness of whole family. As well as they have Fully Paid Medical leaves.

Extra Ordinary Leaves

After the end of all types If leaves provided to IPS officers, they have extra leaves that are calledd Extra Ordinary Leaves. They don’t get paid for these leaves. These leaves can be from 3 month to 18 months without the increment.

Final Words : The job of an IPS Officer is the most pretigious job in India. IPS Officer gets the good salary with other benefits and powers also. We have mentioned the evry related detail about it. So stay tuned with us for more.


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