(IAS PLANNER) Civil Servants: Pay Scales

Civil Servants: Pay Scales

Approximately the range of salaries drawn at various levels is as follows:

Promotional Grades For Civil Servants:

  • Scale Position/Job (Pre-Revised)
    Junior Officer Scale Work in their allotted States
    (Pay Band/ PB-3 15600 - 39100 + Grade Pay/GP 5400)

  • Senior Scale Officer (Under Secretary GOI level)
    (PB-3 15600 - 39100 + GP 6600)

  • Junior Administrative Grade (after 9 years Deputy Secretary GOI level)
    (PB-3 15600 - 39100 + GP 7600)

  • Selection Grade (after 14th year) (Directors/Deputy Secretary)
    (PB-4 37400 - 67000 + 8700)

  • Super time Scale B (DIG grade(IPS)/Conservator of Forest(IFS) etc)
    (between 14 to 16th year of service)
    (PB-4 37400 - 67000 + 8900)

  • Super Time Scale or Senior Administrative Grade (Joint Secretary GOI Level)
    (between 17th to 18th year)
    (PB-4 37400 - 67000 + 10000)

  • Above Super Time Scale or Higher Administrative Grade/Additional Secretary GOI Level (after at least 25 years of service) (67000 - annual increment @3% -79000)

  • Apex Time Scale (75000 - annual increment @3% -80000) (This scale exist for certain services like IPS/IFS/IA & AS/IRS etc.)

  • Apex Scale 80000 (fixed) (Secretary GOI Level) (after 30 years of service)

  • Consolidated 90000 (fixed) Cabinet Secretary ( Only for IAS one post at the Centre)

In addition to the salary civil servants receive various allowances such as Dearness Allowance, City compensatory Allowance, Leave Travel Allowance, Medical and subsidized housing.

Hierarchy: The members of the All-India civil service start as Deputy Secretaries and normally go up to the level of Joint Secretaries. There is no lateral entry in the All-India services. Only at the level of Secretary to the Government of India, specialists are taken as Secretaries. Only 5% of the members of the All-India services reach the top position of Secretary to Government. The post of Cabinet Secretary to the Government of India, the highest in the Indian civil service, has remained the privilege only of the officers of the IAS.

Equivalent Ranks:

S No Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Indian Police Service   (IPS) Indian Forest Service (IFoS)  Indian Revenue Service (IRS)
1 Assistant Collector Assistant Superintendent of Police Assistant Conservator of Forests Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax
2 Collector/Deputy Commissioner/Deputy Secretary / Deputy Directors Additional Superintendent of Police/ Superintendent of Police Deputy Conservator of Forests Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax
3 Collector/ Deputy Commissioner / Additional Secretary / Joint Secretary / Directors Senior Superintendent of Police Deputy Conservator of Forests Joint Commissioner of Income Tax
4   Deputy Inspector General of Police Conservator of Forests Additional Commissioner of Income Tax
5 Secretary/ Commissioner & Secretary Inspector General of Police Chief Conservator of Forests Commissioner of Income Tax
6 Principal Secretary/Financial Commissioners Additional Director General of Police Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Chief Commissioner of Income tax
7   Director General of Police Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Director General of Customs & Excise/Board & Tribunal Members
8 Chief Secretary/Chairman Administrative Tribunal etc Director General of Police (Head of State) Principal Chief Conservator of Forests  (Head of State) CBDT Chairman/Board Chairman etc

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