The life, salary, perks of an IPS Officer
How to become an IPS Officer?
To become a member of the Indian Police Service. A candidate has to clear the UPSC Civil Service Examination, which is considered one of the toughest exams.
All those who clear the exam gets accepted to the IPS, they undergo training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie and then at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad.
What are the functions of the IPS Officers?
security.IPS provides commanders and leaders to all-India Central Armed Police Forces and state police. IPS Officers are responsible in terms of the safety and security of citizens and for maintaining the law and order, rules, and regulations in the city. Some of their functions are maintaining public peace, investigating and preventing crime, drug trafficking/smuggling, border policing, VIP
About the different salary grades of IPS Officers
The salaries of IPS Officers did hike with the implementation of the 7th Central pay Commission. The monthly salary of an officer of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) rank starts at Rs. 56,100. Officers of Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) designation, the salary starts at Rs. 67,700, For officers of Superintendent of Police (SP), the pay scale starts from Rs. 78,800.
The pay scales of senior-level IPS Officers.
Coming to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) officers, salary starts at Rs. 1,18,500. For Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) officers, the salary starts from Rs. 1,31,100, and Inspector General of Police (IGP) officers get Rs. 1,44,200 (entry pay). Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) and Director General of Police (DGP) rank officers earn monthly salaries starting at Rs. 2,05,400 and Rs. 2,25,000, respectively.
Various perks and facilities provided to IPS Officers
IPS Officers enjoy a range of perks including rent-free accommodation, an official vehicle and driver, security guards, and domestic helpers. Other facilities include free electricity, free telephone connection, and medical treatment expenses. The officers also enjoy benefits like abroad study options, retirement benefits, and a lifetime pension. They also have a high level of job security and social respect.