Salary & Facilities of an IAS Officer

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.

Pay Level

Basic Pay


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

IAS Officer

Official Leaves And Holidays

An IAS officer is also entitled to few yet important leaves in his/her career. These are as follows:

Yearly Leaves
Casual leaves 8
Earned leaves 30
Half pay leave 20 (in case of illness or study, but can be converted to full paid leaves)
Gazetted holidays 20
Restricted Holiday 2
Career 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

“With great responsibility, comes great perks too”

Being an IAS officer attracts lots of perks for a person. Few of them are mentioned below:

Job security:

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.

Study leaves:

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.

Dear IAS Aspirants,
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2 Comment(s)

  • by भूपेश Posted July 9, 2021 7:12 am

    Nice Information Sir

  • by Rajeev Surana Posted July 9, 2021 12:47 pm

    Very Useful Blog

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