Salary & Facilities of an IAS Officer
Author: Pranay Jain || Anushka Academy, Udaipur
Every year thousands of students get selected for the most prestigious yet toughest job of India that is UPSC. With this starts the most inspiring journey full of dynamic and life-changing decisions.
Do you know what makes this job very attractive and why younger mass of India gets awestruck to be a Civil servant?
Let’s discuss the perks and privileges of a Civil servant which he gets over his/her career life:
Salary Of A Civil Servant
The rolling out of 7th pay commission has increased the salary of civil servants too. Before going on the chart of salary of Civil servant, let make this thing lucid that Civil servants can get posted in 3 domains: Central Secretariat, State Secretariat and District administration.
|Required years of service||Post|
|Central Secretariat||State Secretariat||District administration|
|10||56,100||1 to 4||Assistant-Secretary||Undersecretary||Sub-Divisional magistrate|
|11||67,700||5 to 8||Undersecretary||Deputy secretary||Additional District Magistrate|
|12||78,800||9 to 12||Deputy secretary||Joint Secretary||District Magistrate|
|13||1,18,500||13 to 16||Director||Special secretary – cum – director||District Magistrate|
|14||1,44,200||16 to 25||Joint secretary||Secretary – cum – commissioner||Divisional commissioner|
|15||1,82,200||25 to 30||Additional Secretary||Principal secretary||Divisional commissioner|
|16||2,05,400||30 to 33||–||Additional chief secretary||–|
|17||2,25,000||34 to 36||Secretary||Chief Secretary||–|
|18||2,50,000||Above 37||Cabinet secretary of India||–||–|
The Salary of an IAS officer Consist of:
1. Basic pay (Mentioned above)
2. Grade pay
3. House rent allowance (HRA)
4. Dearness allowance (DA)
5. Conveyance allowance
6. Medical Allowance
Official Leaves And Holidays
An IAS officer is also entitled to few yet important leaves in his/her career. These are as follows:
|Half pay leave||20 (in case of illness or study, but can be converted to full paid leaves)|
|Child care leaves for women officers||2 years (full pay)|
|Paternity leave||15 days (each child)|
|Extra-Ordinary leave||5 years in total without pay|
|Maternity leave||180 days (each child)|
|Study leave||2-3 years full paid|
Perks and Allowances of an IAS officers
Being an IAS officer attracts lots of perks for a person. Few of them are mentioned below:
This is the most lucrative perk that makes this services most attractive. It is practically impossible to remove an IAS officer from his/her post unless he/she has committed grave error.
The Government of India also provides accommodation (mostly lavish bungalow) to the IAS officers. Apart from this, they also get an additional help like cook, house help, security guard, security for the family, etc. (which they can accept or reject).
Government chauffeurs and High segment vehicles are provided to the IAS officers. More than one vehicle can also be provided according to their threat perception.
Special Security arrangement for the officer as well as their family is provided. For extra security, STF (Special Task force) commandoes are also provided.
Their Water, Phone, Gas, and Electricity Bills are also highly subsidized.
Being an IAS Officer doesn’t make your learning/education stop. IAS Officers can get 2 years of study leaves (including applying to prestigious foreign universities). This golden opportunity can be used by those Officers who have served for 7 years and are required to sign a bond with respective authority, in lieu of promise to return to the country and serve as IAS after some years. Upto some extent, your expenses are covered by the Government.
After their incredible journey being an officer, they can be appointed to commissions. Apart from that, their services can be availed in different government departments, as an expert.
Although the Salary, perks, allowances and benefits are very handsome but the aspirants shall not make this the central goal of their Career. A signature of an IAS officer holds the potential to change the LIFE OF NATION and one should be very cautious while making decisions.
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