Que. I want to know the salary scale of an IAS officer in India ?
Salary of the IAS officers is fixed by Government of India pay scales for Civil Servants that keep on revising with successive pay commissions. However presently the salary of a new entrant to IAS as Junior Officers is nearly Rs.40,000 to Rs.45,000 per month and that of senior officers i.e secretary etc. is nearly Rs.90,000 besides other benefits and perks.
An IAS officer is the top most officer in the Indian Union and State service’s secretarial setup. The IAS officer plays a major role in managing the bureaucracy of Central and State governments following the policies of the respective Government and Political leaders he is working with. In a democratic set up like India an IAS officer working in various capacities with the political heads (Ministers etc.) is considered as the steel frame of the administration.