IPS Officer Salary 2020 – Age Limit, Eligibility, Salary As Per 7th Commision in 2020


IPS Officer Salary 2020 Indian Police Service (IPS) officer’s first and foremost duty is to maintain Law and order in the nation.  Until and unless there are internal peace and discipline in the country it’s really difficult to out the administrative and other welfare programs.  The total emoluments of an IPS Officer became very lucrative after the sixth pay commission came into effect in 2008.  IPS is the prime uniformed civil service. An IPS officer works for the dua government that means for both central and state governments. He is also eligible to serve the Central Government in various sectors like the Central Reserve Police Force, Border Security Force, Central Bureau of Investigation, Intelligence Bureau, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), etc.

IPS Officer Salary
IPS Officer Salary

An IPS officer most importantly takes care of law and order in the district level. An IPS officer of a particular area i.e, a district is responsible for public safety and protection. As the work IPS work is very vast and comprises of great remit, therefore to make their work easy and to fulfill these functions their services is divided into various functional departments including “Crime Branch “, ” Criminal Investigation Department (CID), ” Home Guards” “Traffic Bureau” and many more. As day by day, crime is growing more an more it is very difficult to catch hold on to each and every criminal so to solve this problem more and more Indian Police  Service (IPS) Officer are serving in departments.

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Being in ‘ All Indian Service’ a strict system is followed which is called ‘cadre system’. As per this system, the officer is distributed to the various cadre of the state in which his services are allotted to that particular state. After the allotment of the services, the officer belongs to that state service for all his activities. There are chances that he may be delegated in some other state but he will be known by his parent cadre only. Like all other systems, this system too has merits and demerits. The allotment of cadre is totally based on luck as it is done on the basis of the lottery. The topper of each state may get a chance to be in their state as they have selected home state as their preference. The IPS officer are selected on the basis of their rank in the UPSC exam like the IAS officer are appointed.

IPS Officer Salary

IPS Officer Salary – In the table given below, you should note that the below pay scales are just rough approximates of the actual figure. The pay scales vary according to the division and sub-division of the IPS Officer services. It often happens that personnel with designations of a particular branch or sub-division draws different salaries depending upon the area where one is posted and the duties he or she is required to discharge. IPS Officer salary along with the allowances like CCA (City Compensatory allowance), DA (dearness allowance) subsidized accommodation, LTA (leave travel allowance) medical and life insurance benefits are one of the best remunerations paid for the government job. Below the table show IPS Officer Salary.

Director-General of Police Commissioner of Police( name of the state) 80,000 INR (consolidated) no  grade pay  Rs 2,25,000.00
Additional Director General of Police Special Commissioner of Police 37,400-67.000 INR along with grade pay of 12000 INR Rs 2,05,400.00
Inspector-General of Police Joint Commissioner of Police 37,400-67.000 INR along with grade pay of 10,000 INR Rs 1,44,200.00
Deputy Inspector General of Police  Additional Commissioner of Police 37,400-67.000 INR along with grade pay of 8900 INR Rs 1,31,00.00
Senior Superintendent of Police Deputy Commissioner of Police 15,600-39,100 along with grade pay of 8700  INR Rs `1,18.500.00
Superintendent of Police Deputy Commissioner of Police 15,600-39,100 along with grade pay of 7,600 INR Rs 78,800.00
 Additional Superintendent of Police Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police 15,600-39,100 along with grade pay of 6,600 INR Rs 67,770.00
 Deputy Superintendent of Police Assistant Commissioner of Police 15,600-39,100 along with grade pay of 5,400 INR Rs 56,100.00


Eligibility for IPS Officer

Eligibility criteria for Indian Police Service IPS and Indian administrative service IAS are all same. But there is some extra requirements and it is the Physical requirement. The procedure goes like the same as the candidates once clear the civil service exam and he got allotted to the service of Indian Police then as per his rank he has to give a physical test which is not only mandatory but also necessary for the Police force.

The Physical requirements of IPS  officer are given below

  2. men the minimum height needed is 165cm
  3. women the minimum height needed is 150cm.
  • the students belonging to SC/ST and to the candidates belonging to races such as Gorkhas, Garhwal is, Assamese, Kumaonis, Nagaland, Tribals, etc.there is a relaxation of height up to 160cm for men and 145cm for women

2. CHEST-The minimum chest when fully expanded should be 84cm for men and women it should be at least 79cm, Expansion of 5cm for both men and women.

3. EYE-SIGHT-If Myopia-the total amount including the cylinder should be less than (minus)-4.00 D.If Hypermetropia -the total amount including the cylinder should not exceed (plus)+4.00 D.If any candidate is having a squint, he is directly disqualified.

4. THE REMOTE VISION  -for a better eye should be 6/6 or 6/9 and for the worse eye it should be 6/12 or 6/9 and near version should be J1 and J2  respectively.


6. HIGH-GRADE COLOR VISION – is very important and Binocular vision is needed.

IPS Officer Age Limit

  • The General department, the maximum age for the candidate needed is 32 years.
  • OBC the maximum age needed for the candidates is 35years.
  • SC/ST the maximum age needed for the candidate is 37years.
  • physically handicapped the maximum age needed for the candidate is 42,45.


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