IAS Officer Salary In 2022 | IAS Salary Per Month In India

IAS Officer Salary In 2021 During Training & ServiceThe Government of India implemented the recommendations of the 7th pay commission in 2016. Though the Central Government accepted the 7th Pay Commission recommendations but with some modifications. All the IAS officers selected do not hold the post of the Cabinet Secretary but the candidates who top the IAS exam got the opportunity to become the Cabinet Secretary. In this Post, We are Sharing Full Details About the Salary Of An IAS Officer in India During training And During On Duty. UPSC Exam Pattern 2021 | Prelims | Mains | Personality Test

IAS Officer Salary In 2021 | IAS Salary Per Month In India


Salary Structure of IAS Officers After  7th Pay Commission

Pay LevelBasic Pay(INR)Post
District AdministrationState SecretariatCentral Secretariat
1056100Sub-Divisional MagistrateUndersecretaryAssistant Secretary
1167,700Additional District MagistrateDeputy SecretaryUndersecretary
1278,800District MagistrateJoint SecretaryDeputy Secretary
131,18,500District MagistrateSpecial Secretary-cum-DirectorDirector
141,44,200Divisional CommissionerSecretary-cum-CommissionerJoint Secretary
151,82,200Divisional CommissionerPrincipal SecretaryAdditional Secretary
162,05,400No Equivalent RankAdditional Chief SecretaryNo Equivalent Rank
172,25,000No Equivalent RankChief SecretarySecretary
182,50,000No Equivalent RankNo Equivalent RankCabinet Secretary of India

IAS Pay Level and Posts In India

The salary of an IAS officer is further explained as per the number of service years and the Pay Level as following.

UPSC Notification 2021 | Eligibility, Date, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Pay Level
(years in service)
Basic Pay


(1-4 years)
56100The sub-divisional magistrate in District Administration
Undersecretary in State Secretariat
Assistant Secretary in Central Secretariat
(5-8 years)
67,700Additional district magistrate in District Administration
Deputy Secretary in State Secretariat
Under-Secretary in Central Secretariat
(9-12 year)
78,800District magistrate in District Administration
Joint Secretary  in State Secretariat
Deputy Secretary in Central Secretariat
(13-16 years)
1,18,500District magistrate in District Administration
Special secretary-cum-director  in State Secretariat
Director in Central Secretariat
(16-24 years)
1,44,200Divisional commissioner in District Administration
Secretary-cum-commissioner in State Secretariat
Joint Secretary in Central Secretariat
(25-30 years)
1,82,200Divisional commissioner in District Administration
Principal Secretary in State Secretariat
Additional secretary in Central Secretariat
(30-33 years)
2,05,400Additional Chief Secretary in State Secretariat
(34-36 years)
2,25,000Chief Secretary in State Secretariat
Secretary in Central Secretariat
(37+ years)
2,50,000Cabinet Secretary of India
Junior Scale Grade
  • Sub-Divisional Magistrates (SDMs)
  • Sub-Divisional Officers (SDOs)
  • Sub-Collector (After completion of Two- years of Completion)
Senior Time Scale Grade
  • District Magistrate (DM)
  • Collector 
  • Joint Secretary of a Government Ministry
Junior Administrative Grade
  • Special Secretary to the Government of India 
  • Head of Various Government Departments in the state government
Selection Grade
  • Secretary to a Ministry
  • Director in a field organization
Super Time Scale
  • Principal Secretary
Above Super Time Scale
  • This grade is assigned after 20 years of service.
  • He / She Can be Appointed On Any Senior Post By Government.
Apex Scale
  • Chief Secretary of States
  • Union Secretaries in charge of various ministries of Government of India such as Home Secretary, Finance Secretary
Cabinet Secretary Grade
  • Cabinet Secretary is the top officer of India.


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