Skip to main content

Salary of IPS Officers

IPS is an All India Service (AIS) as visualized by the Constitution of India. Constitution has also recognized two more AIS namely IAS and IFoS (Indian Forest Service). The importance of All India Services can be understood with the fact that the Constitution hopes these services to be one of the many factors for maintaining the federal structure of the country. There is no denying that IPS officers are no less important than IAS in these tough times. However, there is also not an iota of doubt behind the fact that they are getting far much less importance in the scheme of governance. 

We will discuss entire salary of IPS officers in India at various levels which is in force after the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission. As you might know, the Seventh Pay Commission is already in place, and after the implementation of the its report, the salary of IPS officers will also revised.


Pay Scale and Salary of IPS Officers:

Junior Time Scale (Working Under Pay Band III)
Rs. 15, 600 – Rs. 39, 100
Grade Pay at this Scale is Rs. 5, 400

When an IPS Officer join the service (goes for training at LBSNAA, Mussourie and NPA, Hyderabad), he/she gets this pay scale. This pay scale continues while he starts to work in the field. You will find an IPS officer working as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and ACP under this pay scale. 


Senior Time Scale (Working Under Pay Band III)
Rs. 15, 600 – Rs. 39, 100
Grade Pay Rs. 6, 600

When an IPS Officer gets his first promotion, he comes under Senior Time Scale. However, there is no as such guarantee that he is also promoted as far as post is concerned. More than anything, it also depends on the administrative structure and set up of the state where IPS officer is posted. You can also find officers working as ACP and DSP while being in the Senior Time Scale.

Junior Administrative Grade (Working Under Pay Band III)
Rs. 15, 600 – Rs. 39, 100
Grade Pay Rs. 7, 600

Usually, it takes around 2-4 years for an officer to reach this level. This is the major promotion that officer gets. You will find IPS officers working as SP as well as Deputy Commissioner of Police working under this scale. If you want to know the salary of an SP, you are required to calculate through Junior Administrative Grade. However, be aware that there might be slight changes in the in-hand salary of SP for different states.


Selection Grade (Working Under Pay Band IV)
Rs. 15, 600 – Rs. 39, 100
Grade Pay Rs. 8, 700

As you might have noticed, this is the first level where the Pay Band changes. Because of this, officers also get quite higher in-hand salary at this level. Though, the basic scale remained the same, with slight up Grade Pay. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) works under this Grade.


Super Time Scale (Working Under Pay Band IV)
Rs. 37, 400 – Rs. 67, 000
Grade Pay Rs. 8, 900

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) and Commissioner of Police (CP) works under this scale. The pay band remained the same as the Selection Grade, however at this Scale the officer gets high increase in the Pay Scale, as you can see above. 


Super Time Scale – Senior Administrative Grade (Working Under Pay Band IV)
Rs. 37, 400 – Rs. 67, 000
Grade Pay Rs. 10, 000

With this promotion, officer gets slight increased Grade Pay. Scale and Pay band remain the same. Inspector General of Police (IG) usually works under this scale.


Above Super Time Scale
Rs. 67, 000 – Rs. 79, 000

Majority of IPS officers generally gets retirement with this scale. CBI Chief also works under this scale. 


Apex Scale
Rs. 80, 000 Fixed

The Sixth Pay Commission had visualized this scale. This is the highest level scale. If you are wondering about the salary of a Director General of Police (DGP), you need to see this scale. I must write here that many DGPs also work under Above Super Time Scale. 

The association of the IPS officers is demanding for better salary structure for IPS officers. For this purpose, they have made a presentation before the Seventh Pay Commission. Hopefully, the report of Commission will understand their importance and changed nature of the work in the contemporary India. Anyone can admit that an SP working in a Maoist hit area has more responsibility than DM.

Having said that, salary is not a criterion why young Indians join IPS. 

Comments

  1. Nice information. I was searching for the same. It helped me alot and saved my time. Thanks alot. obiee training in hyderabad,
    informatica training in hyderabad

    ReplyDelete
  2. sir, can you please tell me about the IPS Officer Salary. i want to know as i want to apply for the upcoming IPS Officer recruitment.

    ReplyDelete
  3. what are books should study be come IPS knowledge and exam

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nice Article Thanks For Shearing Information!
    Exam Date 2017
    Result 2017

    ReplyDelete
  5. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank You For Sharing Information
    Result 2017

    ReplyDelete
  7. Is there any Web Portal from where I am able to get the latest information regarding the latest jobs in the Government Sector.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Alok Mohan ADGP of Karnataka is an Indian Police Service (IPS), Additional director general of police ADGP officer of 1987 Batch of the Karnataka Cadre.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Masood Azhar is DEAD: Confirmed

That Indian Air Force attack on JeM training camp in Balakot has inflicted heavy damage was never in doubt. However, some credible reports emerging out of Pakistan can give a pack of good news to India. 


It is believed that Masood Azhar was seriously hurt in the attack. He along with Colonel Salim, a top rank former ISI officer, was rushed to Army Hospital where Colonel Salim was declared brought dead. They were sleeping at the Seminary when S – 2000 Precision Guided Missile hit the area. It was immediately sealed by the Army and even local police was not allowed to enter. Journalists were taken to Jaba to give an impression that only few trees were fallen after Indian air strike.



Masood Azhar was critical. He died on 2nd March, 2019. Pakistani establishment is aware of the condition of Masood Azhar. However, it is impossible for them to accept the truth for obvious reasons. The Foreign Minister has only let the world know that Masood is in Pakistan and is seriously ill. Some reports …

Lipi Singh, IPS: Profile, Wiki, Age, Boyfriend and Family

Lipi Singh is a 2016 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre. She is currently posted in Patna district as SDPO of Barh. In a short span of time, she has attracted attention for being a tough police officer. Her courageous attitude against mafias of Barh and Mokama regions is being applauded. In fact, Anant Singh has become a foe of Nitish Kumar precisely because of her. Lipi Singh has broken the ring of illegal businesses of Anant Singh in the area.





Lipi Singh is the daughter of senior JDU leader and former UP Cadre IAS officer RCP Singh. She might have got favourable area for being the daughter of the right hand man of Nitish Kumar. However, taking a look at her performance, it can be safely said that Lipi Singh is completely apolitical when it comes to dealing with law and order of her area.




Following is the brief wiki and biography of Lipi Singh:
Real Name: Lipi Singh ………………………………… Nick Name: …………………………………
Date of Birth: 18th October, 1986 ………………………………… Age: 32 Years …………………………………
Father:   RCP Si…

Mehbooba Mufti: Profile, Husband and Family

Mehbooba Mufti Saeed is one of the most prolific and talented woman politicians of India. She is currently the President of ruling J n K Peoples’ Democratic Party. After the unfortunate death of Mufti Mohammed Saeed,  She had become the Chief Minister in alliance with the BJP. The shocking alliance remained in force for way longer than what was expected. Interestingly, She will remain the last CM of Jammu and Kashmir STATE. She may again become CM of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory, though, in future.


Profile of Mehbooba Mufti SaeedMehbooba was born on 22nd May, 1959 in Anantnag. She belonged to a rich Kashmiri Saeed family. She was always a very intelligent girl. She was the topper of her school and later got Law Degree from the University of Kashmir. Her father was a prominent leader of Congress and Mehbooba had little to do with politics.
The name of Mehbooba became famous during the infamous kidnapping of her younger sister Rubiya Saeed. At that time, Mufti Saeed was the Junior H…