IAS is the most sought after job in India. Huge number of people complete in UPSC exam for this category of posts. Many of such people may want to know about the IAS officer salary. They may be expecting huge salaries for IAS officers in India but that is not the case as they get similar salaries as other Group A officers who enter into central government jobs as direct recruits.
As per 6th pay commission the salary of IAS officer at the entry level is sum of following components as on 01.01.2016.
Basic Pay: 15600
Grade Pay: 5400
DA @ 125%= 26250
HRA @ 30%= 6300
Transport Allowance =3200+3200*DA=7200
So, for metro cities like Delhi the Gross IAS officer salary would be equal to Rs.60750
Now you apply certain deductions which are mandatory in central government job as below
Net Salary of IAS officer =55905
Now the 7th pay commission report has been submitted to the government, the new salary of IAS officer with effect from 01.01.2016 is going to look like as under:
No Grade Pay as the this has been abolished in 7th Pay commission.
DA =0 as on 01.01.2016
HRA @ 24%=13464
Gross Total IAS officer pay as on 01.01.2016 would be equal to Rs.76946
Apply following deductions
Net IAS officer Pay=66336 as per 7th CPC
So there is an increase of only 18%. The media is projecting this as a huge increase whereas it is not even 20% increase in the net salaries. One must remember that the pay commission comes after 10 years. In private sector you get about 20% increase in salaries annually.