Indian Foreign Service is one of the prime jobs among all the government sector jobs. This scintillating job demands responsible and reliable personnels which can perform their job with loyalty and without any disparity. One has to conduct statesmanship and look after foreign relations of India. IFS officers have to work with the ministry of external affairs, headquartered in Delhi and the Prime Minister’s Office. On the recommendation of Union Public Service Commission(UPSC), IFS officers are recruited by the Government of India.

Grade Posted As Basic Scale(Monthly)
Junior Time Scale Under Secretary Rs. 8000 – Rs. 13500
Senior Time Scale Under SEcretary Rs. 10650 – Rs. 15800
Junior Administrative Scale Deputy Secretary Rs. 12750 – Rs. 16500
Selection Grade Counselor Director Rs. 15100 – Rs. 18300
Senior Administrative Scale Joint Secretary Rs. 18400 – Rs. 22400
High Commissioner / Ambassador Foreign Secretary Rs. 26000 (Fixed)

IFS being the top most central services of India, it pays lucrative salary packages and emoluments. When two officers of the same designation are posted in Delhi and a foreign country, their salary packages differ to an extent. So, the Government of India provides Special Foreign Allowance to those who are posted out of the country.

After the successive performance, one gets promoted to the levels of first secretary , counsellor, minister and ambassador/high commissioner/permanent representative. They can also be posted to Indian Consulates abroad.

This write up is mainly for those who are already working as IFS Officers and the ones who are going to start their career with this reputed job.

Above listed salaries are without all the allowances and subject to change without any prior notice. Including all the allowances and perks IFS salary is around Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 70,000 per month. Officers in India are given 2BHK flats and a car whereas in foreign postings officers get 5BHK flat and latest Mercedes-Benz

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