“Indian Engineering Services include technical and managerial services for government of India. According to their esteemed position and crucial role, they are paid well. Through this article, we will put light on salaries of IES officer paid according to their designation and post”

Pay Scales and Band Pay of IES Officers

IES Officers salary scales are the same as that of other All India Services/ Civil Services. According to pay and allowance policies in the organizations they serve the total emoluments may vary.

Junior (Entry) Level Rs.15600 – 39100/- Rs.5400/- On Joining
Senior Scale Rs.15600/- 39100/- Rs.6600/- (5-6 years after joining IES)
Junior Administrative Grade Rs.15600-39100/- Rs.7600/- (Minimum 10 years after entry)
Selection Grade Pay Rs.37400-6700/- Rs.8700/- (20 years or more after entry)
Super Time Scale Rs.37400 – Rs.67000 Pay Rs.8700/-
Super Time Scale Rs.37400 – Rs.67000 Rs.10,000
Super Time Scale Rs.37400 – Rs.67000 Rs.10,000.00
Apex Pay Scale Rs.80,000/- No Grade Pay Fixed
Cabinet Secretary Grade Rs,90,000/- No Grade Pay Fixed


Other Benefits/Privileges:

Indian Engineering Service officers are among the top recipients of a good deal of privileges and allowances. Senior officers who take up responsibilities like heading a public sector corporation get the treatment of a prince in the township. At the very young age they reach a very senior position and many high ranking officers report to them. See below a list of allowances and privileges available for IES Officers.

  • Residential Quarters (Type IV to Type VIII) OR HRA
  • Official Vehicle
  • Dearness Allowance
  • CGHS Medical Facility
  • Leave Travel Allowance/ Tour Allowance
  • Gratuity
  • Provident Fund (Where IDA Applicable)
  • Leave Encashment
  • Personal Assistant
  • Driver
  • Peon
  • Domestic Servant

Gross Salary of IES Officers

According to the designation and position, the IES officers salaries vary. The following table gives a general idea about the total salary of IES Officers.

Assistant Executive Engineer / Assistant Director Rs.128,200
Executive Engineer / Deputy Director Rs.146,100
Superintending Engineer / Deputy General Manager / Joint Director Rs.172,000
Joint General Manager / Chief Engineer level 2 Rs.190,650
Additional General Manager/ Chief Engineer Rs.225,300
Senior General Manager / Engineer in Chief Rs.262,000
Chairman / Managing Director / Director General Rs.300,000

About IES officers

IES Officers are selected on merit through IES Examination conducted by UPSC annually. They are selected broadly in to four services, namely:

  • Civil Engineering Services
  • Mechanical Engineering Services
  • Electrical Engineering Services
  • Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering


Eligibility for IES Officers:

BE/B.Tech Degree or equivalent degree from a recognized Indian University or a recognized foreign University.

Age: Minimum 21 years, maximum 30 years.

The organizations/cadres for which they are recruited are as following:-

  1. Central Power Engineering Services
  2. Indian Navy Armaments Service
  3. Indian Railway Services
  4. Central Engineering Service for Roads (Indian Navy)
  5. Geological Survey of India
  6. Indian Supply Service
  7. Central Electrical & Mechanical Service
  8. Indian Army Engineering g Service
  9. Defence Service Engineers Corps
  10. Indian Ordnance Factory
  11. Central Water Engineering
  12. Border Roads Engineering Service
  13. Indian Telecommunication Service

IES Officers are recruited on the basis of merits in the civil services of India. IES is the most preferred career for the engineering graduates seeking official and managerial grade. They are known to be bureaucrats and perform task related to engineering and services in which they are recruited. They also work for the PSU (Public Sector Undertaking), ministry, agency department and organisation of government of India. Minimum Qualification required for Indian Engineering services is Bachelors in Engineering or B.tech with age limit of 21-30 years.Hierarchical Structure of IES Officer

In the starting of their career after selection, they are designated as an Assistant Executive Engineer or Assistant Director. After experience of 3 to 4 years, they are promoted to executive engineer, director or work manager. In completion of 8 years of services, they become deputy general manager or joint director. Over 13 years of experience, they are able to get promoted to joint general manager or chief engineer of level 2. And 20 years of experience is enough to become chief engineer or additional general manager. Providing 30 years of services to the government of India able them to be at the position of senior general manager or engineer-in-chief. The best performance of the IES officers with experience of 34 years leads them to become chairman or managing director of governmental organisation.