The Career of an IAS Officer
IAS is one of the most sought-after services in India. It is a hierarchical administrative service and provides almost assured career progression at both Central level and state level Bureaucracy.
ONE YEAR TRAINING Candidates for IAS are selected from UPSC civil service examination. Top rankers get the privilege to join the coveted ranks of IAS and are called to Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA).
JUNIOR TIME SCALE Newly recruited IAS officer starts at the Junior Time Scale salary i.e. in the scale of 15600 with Grade Pay 5400
SENIOR TIME SCALE After 4 years of service life, the IAS officer is promoted to Senior Time Scale with Grade Pay 6600.
JUNIOR ADMINISTRATIVE GRADE After 9 years of service, an IAS jumps to JAG and get Rs 7600 as grade pay in the scale of Rs 15,600-Rs 39,100. He also gets two additional increments
SELECTION GRADE After 12 years of service, IAS officer again gets promoted to the next higher scale of pay, Selection Grade (Rs. 37,400-67,000 with GP 8700)
SUPER TIME SCALE After 16 years of service, an IAS gets Super Time Scale (Rs. 37,400- 67,000 with Grade Pay 10000). He /She will get the post of an Additional Secretary or Secretary of a department of a State Government.
HIGHER ADMINISTRATIVE GRADE With the selection in Higher Administrative Grade or HAG, an officer is entitled to draw a basic in the scale of Rs.67000 to 79000.
APEX SCALE An officer with a minimum experience of 30 years can get the Apex scale i.e. the fixed basic salary of Rs. 80,000. Most of the IAS officers get superannuation by this time
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