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20 Jan 2020

Attractions of Civil Services Job

Salary, Perks, Powers of an IAS Officer are some of the motivators for the IAS Preparation. Facilities provide to IAS Officers are among the best facilities only second to the politician. Without an iota of doubt, being an IAS or IPS officer is a matter of pride! However, despite all the powers and prestige that the post of IAS officer brings to the table; aspirants still are faced with criticism about the salary and remuneration that they enjoy. There seems to be a common perception that government officers including the top ranking all-India service officer including IAS, IPS officers; earn relatively lower salaries compared to their counterparts in private sector.

Below, we shall try to decode all the perks, facilities and benefits enjoyed by an IAS officer in the official capacity in addition to salary remuneration they receive from the government:

Residence: IAS officers are entitled to a duplex bungalow in a (VVIP) restricted zone of the state capital they are deployed in. This benefit is enjoyed by them irrespective of their posting in any some other district/commissionerate or the Headquarters.

Service Quarter: Apart from residence in the state capital, IAS officers are also provided with a service quarter at the place of their posting (respective district headquarters).

Transportation: IAS officers are allotted a minimum of 1 and maximum of 3 official vehicles along with a driver / chauffeur for commuting purposes. All cars would be provided with blue beacon light. Officers appointed in chief secretary scale are allotted vehicles with red beacon light. The government also foots the bill for fuel and maintenance cost of the vehicles allotted to the IAS officers.