This article provides the basic idea about the approximate salary of an IPS officer, promotion ranks and dependence of salary on seniority and other perks and benefits of being an IPS Officer. Being an IPS officer brings pride and a lot of responsibilities. This article also gives an idea of how 7th pay commission has affected the salary of an IPS officer.
IPS stands for Indian Police Service. The Indian Police Service (abbr. IPS) is a civil service under the All India Services. It replaced the Indian Imperial Police in 1948, a year after India became independent from British rule. The commission decides the IPS salary as per the rules of 7th pay commission. The salary of the IPS officers was a bit low before the 7th pay commission.
The starting salary is INR 56,100 excluding the allowances (Travel allowance, Dearness allowance, and House Rent allowance). As the position and seniority increases there is an increment in the salary. The salary of an IPS officer can reach a maximum of INR 2,25,000. Apart from this various other allowances and perks like official vehicle, domestic help, driver etc are also provided to the IPS officers.
The monthly Gross Salary of an IPS officer is INR 64,000 but the in hand salary which the officer receives is INR 54,000 (approx.).
|Basic Pay – IPS Salary per Month
|Starting Salary of IPS Officer
IN- Hand Salary of an IPS Officer-
The in-hand salary of an IPS officer depends on the rules as per the 7thpay commission. The deductions in the salary are done as per the commission rules. Certain deductions are made from the gross salary, such as Central government, Health Services contribution, NPS contribution, Insurance Scheme, and Insurance tax. The new IPS Salary pay structure is introduced, and the IPS pay scale is decided on Basic pay along with TA, DA, and HRA. In the new structure, pay grades for Civil Services have been removed, and Consolidated Pay Levels have been added. A detailed table about the in hand salary and the deductions etc. is given below-
|IPS Salary Component
|IPS Officer Salary per Month (INR)
|Dearness Allowance (DA)
|House Rent Allowance (HRA)
|Transport Allowance (TA)
IPS POST LIST and SALARY PER MONTH-
|Position in Delhi Police
|Deputy Superintendent of Police
|Assistant Commissioner of Police
|Additional Superintendent of Police
|Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police
|Senior Superintendent of Police
|Deputy Commissioner of Police
|Deputy Inspector General of Police
|Additional Commissioner of Police
|Inspector General of Police
|Joint Commissioner of Police
|Director General of Police
|Special Commissioner of Police
|Director General of Police/Director of IB or CBI
|Commissioner of Police
IPS PROMOTION RANKS-
Based on the performance, the promotion to various ranks is done-
• Assistance Deputy Commissioner of Police
• Deputy Commissioner of Police
• Joint Commissioner of Police
• Special Commissioner of police, and;
• Commissioner of Police.
With the increase in rank there is an increment in the salary.
SERVICE YEARS –
The IPS officer salary scales are divided into 4 types: Junior Scale, Senior Scale (Senior Time Scale, Junior Administrative Grade, Selection Grade), Super Time Scale (Deputy Inspector General of Police, Inspector-General of Police) and Above Super Time Scale(Additional Director General of Police, HAG+, Apex Scale).
Every rank has definite service period- minimum 4 years and maximum 18 years. The details are given below-
|IPS Officer Scale
|Total Service Period
|Depends on Performance
|Junior Administrative Grade
|Deputy Inspector General of Police
|Inspector-General of Police
|Additional Director General of Police
|Decided by Authorities
SALARY DURING TRAINING PERIOD-
The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), trains officers of the Indian Police Service, The training period for officers in SVPNPA, Hyderabad is of 11 months. The institute trains Indian Police Service officers before they are sent to their respectivestate cadres for duties. The academy is in Shivrampalli, Hyderabad (Telangana) India.
The training duration of an IPS Officer is quite lengthy. During the training period, the IPS officer salary ranges up to INR 33k -35k (approx.). After successful completion of the training period IPS officer gets INR 56,100 per month, which includes basic pay and other allowances.
IPS OFFICER- PERKS
An IPS officer along with pride and responsibility has different facilities and allowances.
• Dearness Allowance (DA)
• Travel Allowance (TA)
• House Rent Allowance (HRA)
• Domestic Servant
• Personal Assistant
• Official Vehicle
• Residential Quarters or HRA
• CGHS Medical Facility
• Provident Fund
• Leave Encashment
• Travel Allowance
DUTIES OF AN IPS OFFICER-
An IAS can be recruited in any area and he is the head of the police department there. The main duty of an IAS officer is to maintain law and order in the particular area of recruitment. An IPS officer can be recruited in various sectors like the BSF, CRPF, Intelligence Bureau, CBI, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), etc. The various duties of an IPS officer are given below-
➢ Law Enforcement
➢ Crime Prevention
➢ Community Policing
➢ Natural Disaster Management
➢ Administering VIP Security
➢ Prison Management
➢ Training and Development of Junior Police Officials
➢ Maintaining Public Relations
➢ Policy Formulation
IAS SALARY V/S IPS SALARY
IAS stands from Indian Administrative Service and IPS stand for Indian Police Service.
Both IAS and IPS are very prestigious positions in India. Both of them have a same initial pay scale. But due to role and responsibility the salary of an IAS officer is a bit more than that of an IPS officer. In both the cases, the promotion and increment in salary is totally based upon the seniority of their ranks. The salary of an IPS officer ranges from INR 56,100 to INR 2,25,000 while the salary of an IAS officer ranges from INR 56,100 to INR 2,50,000 per month.
Below given is the table which has a detailed explanation about the comparison of the salaries of both the posts-
|IPS Salary (INR)
|IAS Salary (INR)
|Cabinet Secretary Grade
|Rs. 2,25,000 (fixed)
|Not Applicable for IAS Officer
|Rs. 2,50,000 (fixed)
|Above Super Time Scale
|Super Time Scale
|Junior Administrative Grade
|Senior Time Scale
The salary of an IPS officer has increased a lot since the 7th pay commission. There is a very little difference between the salary of an IPS officer and an IAS officer.
Frequently Asked Questions FAQs
• What is the basic pay of an IAS officer?
Ans- The basic pay of an IAS officer is about INR 56,100 which gets increased on the basis of seniority in rank.
• What is the highest rank in IAS?
Ans- Director General of Police (DGP) is the highest rank in IAS.
• Who is bigger SP OR DSP?
Ans- SP stands for Superintendent of police and DSP stands for Deputy Superintendent of police. SP is senior than DSP.
• What does an IPS do?
Ans- The main duty of IPS is to control law and order in their respective area. They need to ensure the safety of the people.
• Who is more powerful an IAS or an IPS officer?
Ans- An IAS is far more powerful than an IPS officer, although both the positions are highly prestigious.
• What is the salary of an IPS salary after 5 years of service?
Ans- After serving for 5 years the salary of an IPS officer is about INR 67,000 per month.
• What is the training period of an IPS officer?
Ans- The training period of an IPS officer is 11 months.
• Where does the training of IPS officer take place?
Ans- The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Hyderabad (Telangana).
• What are the different benefits and perks given to an IPS officer?
Ans- The different perks given to an IAS officer are- allowances like Dearness Allowance (DA), Travel allowance (TA), House Rent Allowance(HRA)etc, medical facilities, Personal Assistance etc.
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