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May 302016

IRS Officer Rank Pay Grade Scale Salary Allowance Perks Benefits Under 7th Pay Commission

IRS Officers of India are appointed in several departments of both the central and state governments. The IRS officers receive their salary as per the central pay commission. In addition to the salary, they get several other allowances. The pay scales of the IRS officers depend on the ranks they are holding. There is a starting rank of each IRS officers and through departmental promotions they are lifted to higher ranks and their salary structures and the pay scales also get promoted. At present, the entry level pay scale of an IRS officer, i.e. for the post of Asst. Commissioner is Rs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,100. This attracts a grade pay of Rs. 1,400. The highest pay scale is given to the highest rank of IRS officers i.e. Principal Chief Commissioner of the IT department. They get a fixed pay scale of Rs. 80,000 per month.

IRS Officer Rank Pay Grade Scale Salary Allowance Perks

  • IRS Officer Pay grade

At present, the pay grades of the IRS officers deputed in different departments of Income Tax, Customs and Excise are given as per the recommendations of the existing 6th pay commission. The pay grades were revised after the new start of the 6th pay commission in the year of 2006. The grade pay is given to the IRS officers in addition to theiar basic salary each month. Grade pay plays a very important role in determining the net salary of the IRS officers. The minimum grade pay given to the IRS officers is Rs. 1,400. While the maximum grade pay for IRs officers in India is Rs. 10,000.

  • IRS Officer salary

The salaries of the IRS officers depend on the ranks they are holding in the Central as well as state government departments. At present the salaries of IRS are given as per the existing 6th pay commission. However, after the implementation of the next pay commission i.e. the 7th CPC, the salaries will surely get incremented. The net salary of the IRS officers consists of their basic pay band along with the grade pay. In addition to this, they get several incentives and allowances in the service. Below are the details of the basic salaries along with the grade pays of the IRS officers as per their designation deputed in the IT department of India:

Sl. No.RankDepartment of PostingPay BandGrade Pay
1Assistant CommissionerIncome TaxRs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,100Rs. 1,400
2Deputy CommissionerIncome TaxRs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,100Rs. 6,600
3Joint CommissionerIncome TaxRs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,100Rs. 7600
4Additional CommissionerIncome TaxRs. 37,400 – Rs. 67,000Rs. 8,700
5CommissionerIncome TaxRs. 37,400 – Rs. 67,000Rs. 10,000
6Principal CommissionerIncome TaxRs. 75,500-80,000NA
7Chief CommissionerIncome TaxRs. 75,500-80,000NA
8Principal Chief CommissionerIncome TaxA Fixed salary of Rs. 80,000NA
  • IRS officer designation, Rank

The IRs officers also have several ranks and designations in their period of service. According to the work experience and departmental promotions based on seniority and performance, the IRS officers were promoted from one rank to the next. All the designations of the IRS officers are of Group – A. This elite class of Group – A officer designation also includes the IAS, IPS, IFS, etc. officers. The all India level examination to select these top officers is called the UPSC civil service exams. After getting selected for the IRS officers, the new entrants were given the rank of Asst. Commissioner. From there they get promotions as per their seniority and work experience. The highest rank of IRS officers is the Principal Chief Commissioner in the IT department. The Group – B officers of the IT department can also become IRS officers upon their promotion.

  • IRS Officer facility

As they are considered an elite class of Group – A officers in India, the IRS officers have several facilities of service. They are at same level to that of IAS, IPS and IFS officers and have great reputation in all the departments they are posted or deputed. They enjoy a very high scale of salary along with high grade pays. The highest designations of the IRS officers deputed to the IT department receive salary of Rs. 75,500 – 80,000. This salary is similar to the likes of Secretaries (IAS cadre) and the Director Generals (IPS cadre). Several officers of IRS cadre are also appointed in the CBEC and CBDT in the designation of chairman or also executive member. They also have very less or no political interference in their careers unlike the IAS or IPS officers. There are several chances of posting in foreign countries also for the elite IRS officers.

  • IRS officer perks allowance and advance

The central government always provide several benefits and allowances to the IRS officers posted or deputed in various departments. Many IRs officers get good housing from the central govt. in their place of posting. In small cities and town, they might get bungalows to stay with their families. In cities, they get decent flats. They also get housing rent in case no housing is provided. Government vehicles are also provided to the IRS officers along with TA. The upper ranks of IRS officers also get chauffeurs for their vehicles. Other allowances like DA and CCA are also given to the IRS officers. A major perk of being an IRS officer is that one can work independently without any political interference.

  • IRS officer benefits under 7th pay commission

As per the recommendations of the 7th pay commission, the IRS officers might also been given the posts of secretaries. As of now, the IAS cadres only enjoy this facility, thus enjoy higher pay and greater status. The 7th CPC will also revise the pay scales of the IRS officers along with increments in the allowances and benefits given to them. They might enjoy a salary hike of nearly 2.57 times after the full implementation of the 7th CPC. The allowances, retirement benefits and other advances will also get increased according to that.

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