Income Tax Department Pay Scale Salary Matrix Allowance Perks Under 7th Pay Commission

Income Tax Department Pay Scale Salary Matrix Allowance Perks Under 7th Pay Commission

Income tax department of India is the part of Indian Revenue Services under the central government of India. The main responsibility of the department is to collect the revenue funds, especially the direct ones, form the general citizens of the nation. Income Tax department is the largest revenue department in India. There are various posts under this department. It is obvious that different posts draw different salaries and allowances from the government. In this article I will briefly discuss about the basic pay scale of the IT officers.

Income Tax Department Pay Scale Salary Matrix Allowance Perks

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Income Tax Department Pay Scale

Income Tax Department officers belong to 5 pay bands. The lowest pay band S1, the post is casual workers. Then Pay Band 1 consists of posts like cleaner, sepoy, havaldar, head havaldar, driver, lower division clerk and others. Pay band 2 is higher and the posts are senior tax assistant, Hindi translator, superintendent and inspectors. Pay band 3 and 4 consists of higher posts such as assistant director, deputy commissioner, and joint commissioner. The pay bands and the salaries are shown in following table:

Pay BandDesignationPay Scale
S1Casual workersRs. 4440 – Rs. 7440
PB1Cleaner, Sepoy, Havaldar, Head Havaldar, Driver, Record Keeper, Lower Division Clerk, MaliRs. 5200 – Rs. 20200
PB2Senior Tax Assistant, Hindi Translator, Inspector, Superintendant and suchRs. 9300 – Rs. 34800/-
PB3Assistant Director, Deputy Commissioner, Joint CommissionerRs. 15600 – Rs. 39100
PB4Commissioner, Additional Commissioner, Chief CommissionerRs. 37400 – Rs. 67000

Income Tax Department Grade Pay

There are 4 grades under Income Tax Department namely A, B, C and D. Except Principal Chief Commissioner all of the officers under the department fall under different grades. The Principal Chief Commissioner does not get any grade pay. His/her salary is fixed at Rs. 80, 000/-. The grade wise pay for different gradation is as follows:

GradePay BandGrade Pay
APB3–PB4Rs. 5400 – Rs. 10000
BPB2–PB3Rs. 4200 – Rs. 4800
CPB1–PB2Rs. 1800 – Rs. 4600
DS1-PB1Rs. 1300 – Rs. 1900

Income Tax Department Post wise Salary

PostPay BandPay ScaleGrade Pay
Casual workerS14440 – 74401300




PB15200 – 202001800
Head Havaldar

Driver (III)

Lower Division Clerk

PB15200 – 202001900
Sr. Gestener Operator

Driver (II)

Tax Assistant

PB15200 – 202002400
Driver (I)

Radio Technician

PB15200 – 202002800
Driver (SG)PB15200 – 202004200
Sr. Tax Assistant

Hindi Translator (Sr. & Jr.)



PB29300 – 348004200
InspectorPB29300 – 348004600

Sr. P.S.

PB29300 – 348004800
Assistant Director

Chief Accounts Officer

Assistant Commissioner

PB315600 – 391005400
Deputy CommissionerPB315600 – 391006600
Joint CommissionerPB315600 – 391007600
Additional CommissionerPB437400 – 670008700
Chief CommissionerPB467000Nil
Principal Chief Commissioner80000 (Fixed)Nil

Income Tax Department Employee Allowances and Perks

Apart from the basic salary, an income tax officer gets different allowances and perks too. The basic allowances that an Income Tax officer gets are:

  • House Rent Allowance to those who are not allotted the quarters to stay in. Dearness Allowances of 107% on the basic pay.
  • Travel allowances, mobile bill, petrol or vehicle fuel allowances, pension gratuity, medical allowances and such are the other allowances given to the income tax officers.
  • Some of the senior officers get red lighted car, bungalow, own security guards, electricity, mobile bills and so on.

Benefits Income Tax Departments under 7th Pay Commission

  • As per the 7th CPC reports the overall basic pay scale of all the central government employee has been increased by 23.56%. The basic pay along with grade pay of some of the officers has increased by 2.57 times.
  • DA has increased to 125% on basic pay. Along with DA, the rate of medical allowances for the pensioners has also raised for some of the officers under IT department.

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