A police force is a constituted body of persons empowered by the state to enforce the law, protect property, and limit civil disorder. Police forces are often defined as being separate from military or other organizations involved in the defense of the state against foreign aggressors. In India the Police Forces is divided in two categories – (i) State Police Services and (ii) Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).
In this post we will discuss about both the police forces and the salary & allowances received by the officials of police department after the 7th Pay Commission as announced by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
All India Police Pay Scale under 7th Pay Commission
I) State Police Services
The State Police Services (Devanāgarī: राज्य पुलिस सेवा), simply known as State Police or SPS are police services under the control of respective state governments of the States and territories of India. Each state and union territory of India has a state police force, headed by the Commissioner of Police (State) or Director General of Police (DGP). Each state is controlled by the Chief Minister and Home Minister. The state police is responsible for maintaining law and order in townships of the state and the rural areas.
The candidates selected for the SPS are usually posted as Deputy Superintendent of Police or Assistant Commissioner of Police once their probationary period ends. On prescribed satisfactory service in the SPS, the officers are nominated to the Indian Police Service.
- State Police is headed by an IPS officer in the rank of Director General of Police (DGP) or Commissioner of Police who is assisted by 2 or more Additional Director General of Police or Special Commissioner of Police.
- State forces are organised into Zones which consists of 2 or more Ranges & each zone is headed by a Inspector General of Police (IG) or Joint Commissioner of Police.
- Further Ranges consists of several districts & each range is headed by a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) or Additional Commissioner of Police.
- District of more importance is headed by a Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), while other districts are headed by a Superintendent of Police (SP).
- In case SSP is heading the district, then he/she is assisted by one or more SP’s. If SP is heading the district then he/she is assisted by 1 or more Additional SP’s
- Each district is divided into Sub-Divisions or Circles and will be under the command of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) or Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).
- Each sub-Division is made up of several Police Stations under the command of an Inspector of Police who in turn is assisted by Sub-Inspector (SI’s) & Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI’s). As per the various Indian laws, Sub-Inspector (and above) are the only officers who can file a charge sheet in the court.
Sub Categories of State Police
The following police forces comes under State Police –
- Criminal Investigation Department
- Metropolitan Police
- Traffic Police
- State Armed Police Forces
Allowances and Facilities
Uniform : The State Governemnt provides uniform to all the officials from lower scale to Junior Scale to Senior Scale.
Kit Maintenance Grant : The officers receive kit maintenance grant from the Government to maintain their official equipments such as weapons and so on.
House Rent Allowances (HRA) : Basic allowances like HRA is given to all the gazetted officers and to some of the non gazetted officers. Those who hold ranks higher than Junior Time Scale are provided with housing quarter to live.
Travel Allowances : Each of the officers receive travel allowances during their service periods.
Dearness Allowances (DA) : DA is given to all the senior level as well as junior level officers. They receive the amount of DA on the basis of their monthly basic pay scale.
Other Allowances : The government also provides various other allowances such as footwear, horse saddle, other weapons like sword etc.
Pension : Every officer receives pension after retirement. Also they get gratuity and medical facilities after retirement.
Car facility : Cars with Red Light is provided to the Senior Officers such as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Commissioner of Police, Asst. Commissioner of Police and such.
Salary of the State Police after 7th Pay Commission
According to seventh pay commission, the salary of IPS officers has been hiked by 23.55 percent, allowance has been increased up to 63 percent. In addition, there is an annual increment of 3 percent in annual salary.
Salary of the IPS officer in India is divided in to two Pay Bands which are Pay Band III and Pay Band IV.
Pay Band III IPS salary
Junior time scale
This is the starting salary for IPS officers with a grade pay of INR 5400 and salary range of 15,600 to 39,100 INR. This pay scale is valid until IPS officer gets promoted to the next post. Generally this pay scale is valid for assistant superintendent of Police (ASP) and deputy superintendent of police (DSP).
Senior time scale
Salary range remains the same between 15,600 to 39,000 INR, however grade pay is increased from INR 5400 for junior time scale to INR 6600 for senior time scale. IPS officers get this pay scale on their first promotion. This promotion is only in salary and there is no actual promotion made to the rank of IPS officer.
Junior administrative grade
Salary range remains the same between 15,600 to 39,000 INR. However, grade pay is increased to INR 7,600. This pay scale is for IPS officers who are at the rank of superintendent of police (SP) and Deputy commissioner of Police(DCP). In this pay scale rank of IPS officer is also increased along with Pay Scale.
Pay Band IV IPS Salary
Similar to Pay Band III, Pay Band IV has four Pay Scales which are: –
This Pay Scale has a Salary range of INR 37,400 to INR 67,000 and grade pay range of INR 8,700. IPS officer who gets promoted to this Pay Scale has now been promoted from Pay Band III to Pay Band IV. In addition, IPS officer also get a rank promotion which is Senior superintendent of police (SSP).
Super time Scale
In this Pay Scale, IPS officer gets an promotion in grade pay, which is now INR 8,900. In addition, there is also promotion in rank of IPS officer and now they are ranked at Commissioner of police and deputy inspector of police (DIG).
Super time scale
I know, name of this Pay Scale is similar to previous one and it has same salary range as well which is INR 37,400 to INR 67,000. However, it has a grade pay of INR 10,000. Rank of IPS officer at this Pay Scale is Inspector General of Police (IG).
Senior administrative grade
Salary range during this Pay Scale is INR 67,000 to INR 79,000. This pay scale is achieved by IPS officers during their last stage of IPS career. During this stage, they are usually at rank of commander for CBI, RAW and IB. This is usually the time when majority of IPS officers are ready to retire or are nearing to retirement phase.
7th Pay Commission Salary, Pay Scale, Pay Band for Central Armed Police Forces
The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) (Hindi: केंद्रीय सशस्त्र पुलिस बल) refers to uniform nomenclature of five security forces in India under the authority of Ministry of Home Affairs. They are the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force(CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal(SSB). There are 15 rankings in CAPF forces namely Constable, Head Constable, Assistant Sub Inspector, Sub- Inspector, Inspector, Major Subedar, Assistant Commandant, Deputy Commandant, Second In Command, Commandant, Deputy Inspector General, Inspector General, Additional Director General, Special Director General and Director General.
The new revised salary pay scale and pay band structure as per 7th Pay Commission (CPC) 2016 for the Central Armed Police Force Officers is shown in the below table.
|RANK||EXISTING PB||PROPOSED PB||EXISTING GP||PROPOSD GP|
|ASSISTANT SUB INSPECTOR||5,200-20,200||15,600-60,600||2,800||10,400|
|DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL (DIG)||37,400-67,000||1,12,200-2,01,000||8,900||30,000|
|INSPECTOR GENERAL (IG)||37,400-67,000||1,12,200-2,01,000||10,000||35,000|
|ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR GENERAL (ADG)||67,000-79,000||2,10,000-2,25,000||–||–|
|SPECIAL DIRECTOR GENERAL (SDG)||75,500-80,000||2,25,000-2,30,000||–||–|
|DIRECTOR GENERAL (DG)||80,000/- (FIXED)||2,50,000/- (FIXED)||–||–|