Hi there you have actually asked two questions -
Your first question is - Information about IAS officer and Second is Salary of IAS officer.
First question - An IAS officer is a person who has qualified the UPSC IAS exam successfully. IAS is one of the toughest exams in India and qualifying the exam makes you eligible to hold the premier posts like District Magistrate, Collector, Scale 1 Officer and other Group A level jobs.
Now your second question - After qualifying becoming an IAS, you are entitled to a lot of benefits and perks. One of them is a salary which is Rs. 56,100 and can go up to Rs. 2,500,00 for a Cabinet Secretary.
Find out detailed information here - UPSC IAS
i hope this clears your doubt.
The salary that an IAS/IPS/IFS officer gets on joining is around 45k gross and it comes to around 37/38k in hand.
The salary structure consists of following pay scales:
As per the 7th pay commission, following is the pay scale distribution:
- Junior Scale: Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,50,000 along with grade pay of Rs 16,500
- Senior Time Scale: Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,50,001 along with grade pay of Rs 20,000
- Junior Administrative Grade: Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,50,002 along with grade pay of Rs 20,000
- Selection Grade: Rs 1,00,000 to Rs 2,00,000 along with grade pay of Rs 26,000
- Super Time Scale: Rs 1,00,000 to Rs 2,00,000 along with grade pay of Rs 30,000
- Above Super Time Scale: Rs 1,00,000 to Rs 2,00,000 along with grade pay of Rs 30,000
- Apex Scale: Rs 12,25,000 (fixed)
- Cabinet Secretary Grade: Rs 12,25,000 (fixed)
Other Facilities and perks of IAS officer:-
- They have Impressive accommodation at minimal rates.
- And also Household help and security guards.
- They get Official vehicles.
- They don’t have to pay the electricity bill .i.e they have Free electricity.
- They get Free phone call facility.
- They have High level of job security.
- They have an option for taking leave (study leave) to study in abroad.
1. Most officers generally obtain an official vehicle from the first day of publication. If they do not, they get a transportation allowance to keep a vehicle
2. They receive government accommodation according to their law, which is generally good enough to meet their needs.
3. Receive free medical care for themselves and the family.
4. The previously appointed officials also receive a pension (if they retire after 20 years), or 50% of the last remuneration established by them. This pension continues until the end of the life of the government agent and 50% is later transferred to the spouse until death.
All the best!
Hope this helps!