Indian Police Service (IPS)

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About Indian Police Service IPS

The Indian Police Service (IPS) is one of the three All India Services constituted under Article 312 of the Constitution of India. The IPS officers provide senior level leadership to Police Forces both in the States and at the Centre. The Police Division in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is responsible for all Cadre Control and Policy Decisions such as cadre structure, recruitment, training, cadre allocation, confirmation, empanelment, deputation, pay and allowances, disciplinary matters of IPS Officers. The Service is organized in 24 State cadres, reviewed after every 5 years.

How to join Indian Police Service IPS ?

A person wish to join Indian Police Service IPS must appear for the civil Service Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India. The successful candidates of preliminary examination will be required fill up the online main application form. The candidate should mention his first preferred choice of service as Indian Police Service IPS. Depending on the Rank in Civil Services Examination ( Marks obtained in Main + Interview) , No of vacancies and Reservation if any, candidates will be allotted the preferred services mentioned in his main application.

Due to shortage of police officers in India, the Ministry of Home Affairs proposed the formation of Indian Police Service Limited Competitive Examination to be conducted by UPSC.

Cadre Strength of Indian Police Service IPS officers

The authorized cadre strength of Indian Police Service is 4720. (3270 Direct Recruitment Posts and 1450 Promotional Posts)

Functions of Indian Police Service IPS officers

  • To fulfil duties based on border responsibilities, in the areas of maintenance of public peace and order, crime prevention, investigation, and detection, collection of intelligence, VIP security, counter-terrorism, border policing, railway policing, tackling smuggling, drug trafficking, economic offences, corruption in public life, disaster management, enforcement of socio-economic legislation, bio-diversity and protection of environmental laws etc.
  • Leading and commanding the Indian Intelligence Agencies like Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI), Crime Investigation Department (CID) etc., Indian Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Civil and Armed Police Forces in all the states and union territories.
  • Leading and commanding the Para-Military Forces of India (PMF) which include the Central Police Organisations (CPO) and Central Paramilitary Forces (CPF) such as Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Security Guard (NSG), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Vigilance Organisations, Indian Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.
  • Serve at head of the departments in policy making in the Ministries and Departments of Central and State Governments and public sector undertakings both at centre and states, Government of India.
  • To interact and coordinate closely with the members of other All India Services and Central Civil Services and also with the Indian Armed Forces primarily with the elite Indian Army.
  • Last but not the least, to lead and command the force with courage, uprightness, dedication and a strong sense of service to the people.
  • Endeavour to inculcate in the police forces under their command such values and norms as would help them serve the people better.
  • Inculcate integrity of the highest order, sensitivity to aspirations of people in a fast-changing social and economic milieu, respect for human rights, broad liberal perspective of law and justice and high standard of professionalism.

Training of Indian Police Service IPS officers

Induction level training will be given to IPS officers at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) at Mussoorie, Uttarakhand through Foundation Course. Professional training will be give at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy at Hyderabad before they are sent to their respective state cadres.

Career

After tough schedule of training at the Police Academy, within 4 to 5 years one can expect to be the Superintendent of Police or Deputy Commissioner of Police. IPS Officers, in due course of service may expect to rise to the levels of Director General of Police in a State or DG of any other Central para-military force. For details refer pay scale.

Pay Scale

Position In The State Government(s) Equivalent Position or Designation In the State Government(s) or Government Of India (GOI) Pay Scale
Commissioner of Police (State) Director General of Police - Only one cadre post, all other DGPs are in HAG + scale of Rs 75,500-80,000, Director (GOI), Director General (GOI), Secretary (R) Cabinet Secretariat (GOI) Above Super Time Scale (Apex Scale)

80,000 (fixed) plus grade pay-Nil
Special Commissioner of Police Additional Director General of Police, Commissioner of Police (City), Special or Additional Director (GOI), Special or Additional Secretary (R) Cabinet Secretariat (GOI) Above Super Time Scale (HAG)(Pay-Band-4)

Rs. 67,000-Rs. 79,000
Joint Commissioner of Police Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of Police (City), Joint Secretary if empanelled as such (R) Cabinet Secretariat (GOI) Super Time Scale (Senior Administrative Grade)(Pay-Band-4)

Rs. 37,400-Rs. 67,000 plus grade pay of Rs. 10,000
Additional Commissioner of Police Deputy Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of Police (City), Director (R) Cabinet Secretariat (GOI) Super Time Scale (DIG/Conservator Grade)(Pay-Band-4)

Rs. 37,400-Rs. 67,000 plus grade pay of Rs. 8900
Deputy Commissioner of Police if in the Selection Grade Senior Superintendent of Police, Director (R) Cabinet Secretariat (GOI) Selection Grade(Pay-Band-4)

37,400-INR67,000 plus grade Pay of INR8700
Deputy Commissioner of Police, also designated as Senior Superintendent in certain States such as UP and Punjab Superintendent of Police, Deputy Secretary (R) Cabinet Secretariat (GOI) Junior Administrative Grade(Pay-Band-3)

INR15,600-INR39,100 plus grade pay of INR7600
Deputy Commissioner of Police / Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Additional Superintendent of Police - if placed as such Senior Time Scale (Pay-Band-3)

INR15,600-INR39,100 plus grade pay of INR6600
Assistant Commissioner of Police Deputy Superintendent of Police, Circle Officer, Senior Field Officer (R) Cabinet Secretariat (GOI) Junior Time Scale(Pay-Band-3)

INR15,600-INR39,100 plus grade pay of INR5400

a) Appointment will be made on probation for a period of two years which may be extended subject to certain conditions. Successful candidates will be required to undergo prescribed training at such place and in such manner and pass such examination during the period of probation as Government may determine.

b) If in the opinion of the Government, the work or conduct of a probationer is unsatisfactory or shows that he is unlikely to become efficient, the government may discharge him forthwith or, as the case may be, revert him to the permanent post, on which he holds a lien or would hold a lien had it not been suspended under the rules applicable to him prior to his appointment to the Service.

c) On satisfactory completion of his period of probation Government may confirm the officer in the Service or if his work or conduct has , in the opinion of the Government , been unsatisfactory , Government may either discharge him from the Service or may extend his period of probation for such further period, Subject to certain conditions as Government may think fit.

d) An officer belonging to the Indian Police Service will be liable to serve anywhere in India or abroad either under the central Government or under a State Government.

e) Scales of Pay

A. Junior Scale -
Pay- Band - 3: Rs 15600-39100 plus Grade Pay Rs 5400

B. Senior Scale –

i) Senior Time Scale :

Pay Band - 3: Rs 15600-39100 plus Grade Pay Rs 6600

ii) Junior Administrative Grade –

: Pay- Band - 3: Rs 15600-39100 plus Grade Pay Rs 7600

Selection Grade –

Pay Band - 4: Rs 37400-67000 plus Grade Pay Rs 8700

C. Super Time Scale :

Deputy Inspector General of Police -

Pay- Band - 4: Rs 37400-67000 plus Grade Pay Rs 8900

Inspector General of Police -

Pay- Band - 4: Rs 37400-67000 plus Grade Pay Rs 10000

D. Above Super Time Scale

i) Additional Director General of Police

Pay- Band - 4: Rs 37400-67000 plus Grade Pay Rs 12000

ii) HAG +: 75500 (Annual increment @ 3% ) – 8000

Grade pay : nil

iii) Apex : Rs 80000 (fixed) Grade Pay Nil ( by upgradation of one existing post of Director General of Police as head of police force In the each state cadre)

Dearness allowance will be admissible in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time under All India Services ( Dearness Allowance) Rules, 1972.

A probationer will start on the junior time scale and be permitted to count the period spent on probation towards leave pension or increment in the time scale.

f) Provident Fund – Officers of the Indian Police Service are governed by the All India Service ( Provident Fund ) Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

g) Leave – Officers of Indian Police Service are governed by the All India Service(Leave) rules, 1955 as amended from time to time.

h) Medical Attendance – Officers of the Indian Police Service are entitled to Medical attendance benefits admissible under the All India Service Medical Attendance rules, 1954, as amended from time to time.

Retirement Benefits - Officers of the Indian Police Service appointed on the basis of Competitive examination are governed by the All India Services ( Death – cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958 as amended from time to time