Perks and salary of an IAS officer revealed!

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Perks and salary of an IAS officer revealed! (Image: Twitter/RaviKrSihag01)
Perks and salary of an IAS officer revealed! (Image: Twitter/RaviKrSihag01)

New Delhi : In India, if you want to become an IAS officer then the candidate has to clear one of the toughest exams in the nation – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). After clearing the examination, the candidate further goes to become IAS, IFS and IPS as per his/her rank in the exam.

Every year, lakhs of students try to clear the exam but only a few manage to clear it and get the desired profile. Why candidates prefer UPSC over other government exams? What is the salary of an IAS officer? What are the perks of an IAS officer? All this we will reveal in this article.

Roles and responsibilities of an IAS officer

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, the IAS officer serves a probationary period as a sub-divisional magistrate. After the completion of probation, the IAS officer is given an executive administrative role in a district as a district magistrate and collector which lasts several years. The IAS officer may also be promoted as a divisional commissioner, which the head of a whole state administrative division.

Salary of an IAS officer

The IAS officers are paid an handsome salary with a basic pay of Rs 56100. Apart from this, an IAS officer also gets allowances, including Travel Allowance and Dearness Allowance. The total salary of an IAS officer goes over 1 lakh per month At the same time, if an IAS officer reaches the rank of cabinet secretary, then his salary reaches Rs 2, 50,000 per month.

Perks of an IAS Officer

- IAS officers are allotted government bungalows or residential units as per their ranks, pay scale and seniority.

- The IAS officers are also assigned vehicles on the basis of rank and posting.

- IAS officers get free or highly subsidised electricity, water, gas and phone connections.

- IAS officers enjoy lifetime pension and retirement benefits.