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PCS Officer Salary 2021: Know in-hand salary, allowance, perks, and other benefits

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Sat, 07 Aug 2021 04:10 PM IST


Check out PCS Officer Salary here with Safalta. Get to know in-hand salary, allowance, perks, and other benefits. 
Various State Public Commission as mandated by the Constitution conduct examinations at regular intervals to recruit Officers. The PCS officers work as permanent executives with the state's bureaucracy in various capacities. The notification for PCS exams is released from time to time which contains vacancy details, eligibility criteria, salary details, and other details related to the exam. PCS Officer Salary and job profile should be known to all the candidates. The officers across states are recruited at a salary structure determined by 7 th pay commission. The job profile of officers is also almost the same in all the states depending upon the post at which they work. The initial PCS Officers Salary for the SDM post is almost equal to that of an IAS officer. They are recruited at a grade pay of Rs 4600 to Rs.5400. Their pay scale is in the range of Rs. 9300 to 34800 for junior level and Rs.156000 to Rs39100 at senior level. The PCS Officers are eligible for a number of allowances like Dearness Allowance, Travelling Allowance, Medical Allowances etc. The amount paid under an allowance may vary from state to state. This space will cover the details related to the salary of the PCS officers. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, then download our app- 'Exam Taiyari App'. Get Free guidance and boost your preparation. Prepare for any competitive exam with Free Courses, E-books, and Mock-Tests on Safalta App.

PCS Officer Salary Structure 

The candidates on clearing PCS exams are recruited at upper pcs or lower pcs jobs, also known as senior and junior level with respect to salary details. The salary structure is as per 7 th CPC. The detailed salaries  of various posts are mentioned below:

PCS  Officer

 Pay Scale

Pay Level

Grade Pay

 Junior Scale Pay Band

Rs. 9300-34800



Pay level 10

Rs 4600

Senior Time Scale Pay Band Rs.15600-39100 Pay level 11 Rs.5400

PCS Officer Salary Allowances

Added to a handsome basic pay the officers are also eligible for a number of allowances. The allowances are paid to provide security against the rising cost of living, cover official expenses, secure them against medical eventuality etc. The detailed allowances and benefits paid to PCS Officers are mentioned below.
  1. House Rent Allowance/Residence
  2. Dearness Allowance
  3. Transport Allowance or cars with chauffeurs for official purpose
  4. Medical allowance
  5. Study leaves and much more.
  6. Household Helpers and Security
  7. Free Phone Services

PCS Officer Salary Structure On Promotion 

On Promotion, the salary strcututre raises by manifold. The Salary structure for various levels is discussed below.
Level Time Salary Pay Level 
Junior time scale Initial Level Rs. 56100-132000 Pay Level 10
Senior time scale  5th year  Rs.67700-160000 Pay Level 11
Junior administrative grade  8th year Rs.78800- 191500  Pay Level 12
Selection grade  12th year Rs.118500-214100  Pay Level 13
Super time scale  16th year Rs.131100-216600  Pay Level 13A
Senior administrative grade  20th year Rs.144200-218200  Pay Level 14
Higher administrative grade  27th year Rs.182200-224100  Pay Level 15

PCS Officer Job Profile 

The various roles and responsibilities that are associated with a PCS Officer are as follows:
  1. They are instrumental in conducting elections as Chief Returning Officer.
  2. They oversee overall medical, educational facilities in the district.
  3. They maintain law and order.
  4. Thet oversee the revneue matters.
  5. They are responsible for disaster managmnet.
  6. They are responsible for framing and implementing policies, programs, and schemes of Government.
  7. They are the Permanent Executive, the overall functioning of government machinery is their responsibility.
PCS  is a very reputed post and the job profile is diverse and demanding. There are a lot of opportunities for candidates to learn and grow and salary, allowances, and benefits are lucrative and handsome. Overall the PCS is an attractive career option.

To know more read here.
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PCS Officer Salary- FAQ 

Q. Do candidates receive a salary during their training period?

A.  Yes candidates do receive their salary during the training period.

Q. What is the PCS Officer Junior Scale salary?

A.  Junior scale salary is Rs. 38,000 - Rs. 44,000.

Q. What is the pay level of a Senior Scale PCS Officer?

A.  The pay level of Senior Scale PCS Officer is 11.

Q. Is the salary for PCS officers the same in all states?

A. Yes,the salary for PCS officers same in all states

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