IPS Salary: Indian Police Service officer salary against Rank, Training and other Prospects

Before talking about IPS Officer Salary Lets have a Brief Look on Indian Police Service. An IPS (Indian Police Service) officer is the real hero in the field work as he/she is actively and bravely involved in securing law and order in society. So this is a prestigious designation in Civil Service that requires a lot of courage and sheer determination. An IPS post comes third in UPSC selection list after IAS and IFS so their work responsibility and pay scale are also different than the other two. However, as their ranks increase they get even more power and salary than an Low Rank IAS or IFS officers. Basically the salary structure of any Civil Servant depends on their rank and seniority.

IPS Officer Salary and Perks

So we will look into salary structure after 7th Pay Commission and other perks of an IPS officer in detail below.

An IPS Officer’s Salary after 7th Pay Commission Recommendation:

First of all, we would know about what is 7th Pay commission. A Pay Commission is a body set by Government Of India to research and decide the salary of Central Government Employees as per the rate of inflation in Indian Economy.Then this body recommends the necessary salary hikes to Government of India to choose or reject it. IPS officer salary per month in india 2018 was drastically increased after 7th Pay Commission.

The Cabinet approved the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on June 29th, 2016. The salary of IPS officers were very low during 6th Pay commission but after 7th Pay Commission recommendation, it is fixed but way much better.

So An IPS officer gets the basic pay of ₹56,100 at entry level (Pay Level 10) that is as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and a grade pay of ₹5,400. Apart from that, allowances like Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), Conveyance Allowance (CA), Medical Allowance (MA), Travel Allowance (TA) and other allowances are given. The maximum basic pay of a senior IPS officer is fixed at ₹2,25,000. So the gross salary of an IPS officer rises upto:

Gross Salary = Basic Pay+ Grade Pay + DA + HRA + CA + other Allowances

Here, all allowances are calculated as per the Basic Pay + Grade Pay.

DA is paid according to the cost of living. Right now it is 0% but will increase incase of inflation.

HRA is generally 8-24% of the both pays, calculated according to the city. For Class A cities (metropolitan, capital), it is 24%, for Class B cities 16% and for Class C cities, it is 8%. Incase, Government House is provided, HRA ia not given.

Salary of IPS During Training:

IPS Salary During training Period

An IPS officer goes through a rigorous and harsh training (approx 15,840 hrs) to develop their physical and mental senses which is a crucial for their duty to the nation and society. For almost 2 years, candidates undergo training at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad(A.P) where they get standard salary as Pay Grade 10; i.e. ₹56,100. Though bills like mess and other miscellaneous are charged from the candidate in addition. Still, the remainder amount is really handsome.

IPS Officer Ranks and Salary as per Pay Grade

IPS Officer Ranks
IPS Ranks

Whole IPS cadre is generally divided into 8 Grades :

Pay Grade Grade Salary Post
10 Junior Time Scale ₹56,100 Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)
11 Senior Time Scale ₹67,700 Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP)
12 Junior Administrative Grade ₹78,800 Superintendent of Police (SP)
13 Selection Grade ₹118,500 Senior Superintendent of Police(SSP)
13A Super Time Scale ₹150,000 Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG)
14 Senior Administrative Grade ₹175,000 Inspector General of Police (IG)
15 Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) ₹200,000 Additional Director General of Police (ADG)
16 HAG + Scale ₹205,400 Director General of Police (DGP)
17Apex scale ₹225,000 Director General of Police (Head of Police Force)

According to the table, we can easily see IPS officer’s salary is fixed as per their ranks but the allowances are given in addition. Also, by the time officers reach for the retirement their ranks achieved helps them land a huge retirement pay and pension is provided for their service to the nation. Therefore a UPSC Civil Servant’s post has no match whatsoever.

Also Read IAS Officer Rank and Salary

Indian Police service officer Facilities

There are Many Facilities given to a Civil Servant Officer IAS, IFS, IPS, IRTS, IES, IRS etc. You have to qualify for UPSC Civil Service Exam to get any of these Post. We have explained also How you can Prepare for IPS Exam conducted by UPSC. IPS Officer Facilities are almost same as IAS Officer. Some of them are mentioned below :-

  • Rent-free accommodation
  • Official vehicle and driver
  • Security guards, and domestic helpers.
  • Free electricity
  • Free telephone connection
  • Medical treatment expenses

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