Brief Note on IAS Salary for UPSC 2020 Aspirants

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The Union Public Service Commission is the conducting body for the IAS exam in India. The exam is conducted on a National level and is one of the most sought after exams in the country. The upcoming UPSC 2020 exam will be conducted soon and aspirants must start the preparation for the exam immediately.

One of the major reasons why lakhs of aspirants apply for the exam is the IAS salary offered to the employee once joined the Services. After the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, a major hike can be seen in the IAS salary and that is one major reason for the increase in the number of applicants appearing for the exam.

Given below is the IAS salary structure after the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission for the reference of candidates willing to appear for the UPSC 2020 exam.

UPSC 2020 – IAS Salary
Post Initial Basic Pay
Sub-Divisional Magistrate, SDO, or Sub-Collector 50,000 – 1,50,000
District Magistrate (DM) or Collector or a Joint Secretary of a Government Ministry 50,000 – 1,50,001
Special Secretary or the Head of Various Government Departments 50,000 – 1,50,002
Secretary to a Ministry 1,00,000 – 2,00,000
Principal Secretary of a Very Important Department of the Government 1,00,000 – 2,00,000
Chief Secretary of States, Union Secretaries in charge of various ministries of Government of India 2,25,000
Cabinet Secretary of India 2,50,000

For UPSC 2020, aspirants can note the above mentioned IAS salary and apply for the upcoming exam. In terms of career growth, the Indian Administrative Services proves to be the most appropriate job profile for any aspirant. Apart from the handsome salary provided to an IAS Officer, there are various other benefits and allowances provided. Given below is the list of allowances and benefits provided to an IAS Officer:

  1. House Rent Allowances
  2. Medical Expenses
  3. Electricity and Water Bill
  4. Pension and Retirement Benefits
  5. Transportation
  6. Abroad Study Options

An aspirant must always note that with position comes a lot of responsibilities and the same is the case with Indian Administrative Services. The high IAS salary counts for a lot of work and responsibilities, so candidates must prepare themselves accordingly. The UPSC 2020 prelims exam is scheduled to be conducted in the month of May 2020. So the preparation for the exam must start instantly.