The famous dialogue “Itne paiso se ghar nahin chalta, imaan kaise chalega sahib” by Amitabh Bachchan in Agneepath reflects the people’s mindset that Indian policemen are grossly underpaid. There are several myths that are embedded in Indian Society about Indian Policemen’s salary. One of the most bizarre myths is that Indian Policemen are paid really less and this profession doesn’t spin much money. Indian Policemen salary is roughly 3 times more than people perceive in our country.

Policemen get enough of the salary according to their post and they are likely to have a satisfied livelihood. Policemen are entitled to have perks and allowances which make their earning enough to satisfy their basic needs. Salaries and allowances of policemen vary according to the ranks they are at. Somewhere down the line low rank policemen like assistant sub inspector, head constable (Driver) and constable are paid less than all the others grades.

Salary details of Indian policemen according to the Levels and Designations are put in the following tables.

Salary of Policemen at Senior Level
Particulars Per Month Salary
Commissioner of Police Rs. 80 000 (Fixed)
Special Commissioner of Police PB-4 Rs.37400-67000+ Grade Pay Rs.12000/-
Joint Commissioner of Police PB-4 Rs.37400-67000+ Grade Pay Rs.10000/-
Additional Commissioner of Police PB-4 Rs.37400-67000+ Grade Pay Rs.8900/-
DCP(IPS) Selection Grade PB-4 Rs.37400-67000+ Grade Pay Rs.8700/-
DCP(IPS) Junior Administrative GradeSalary of Policemen at Senior Level PB-3 Rs.15600-39100+ Grade Pay Rs.7600/-
DCP(IPS) Senior Time Scale PB-3 Rs.15600-39100+ Grade Pay Rs.6600/-
DCP(IPS) Junior Time Scale PB-3 Rs.15600-39100+ Grade Pay Rs.5400/-
Salary of Policemen at Inspector Level
Particulars Per Month Salary
Inspector PB-2 Rs.9300-34800+ Grade Pay Rs.4600/-
Sub Inspector PB-2 Rs.9300-34800+ Grade Pay Rs.4200/-
Asstt.Sub-Inspr.(Stenographer) PB-1 Rs.5200-20200/-+ Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
Asstt.Sub-Inspector(Driver) PB-1 Rs.5200-20200/-+ Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
Asstt. Sub-Inspr./Sub-Inspr.(Storeman Tech.) PB-1 Rs.5200-20200/-+ Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
Asstt. Sub-Inspr./Sub-Inspr.(Radio Tech.) PB-2 Rs.9300-34800+ Grade Pay Rs.4200/-
Asstt. Sub-Inspr./Sub-Inspr.(Wireless Operator) PB-2 Rs.9300-34800+ Grade Pay Rs.4200/-
Asstt. Sub-Inspector PB-1 Rs.5200-20200/-+ Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
Salary of Policemen at Junior Level
Particulars Per Month Salary
Head-Constable(Driver) PB-1 Rs.5200-20200/-+ Grade Pay Rs.2400/-
Head-Constable PB-1 Rs.5200-20200/-+ Grade Pay Rs.2400/-
Constable PB-1 Rs.5200-20200/-+ Grade Pay Rs.2000/-

Above listed salaries are revised according to pay scales (After 6th pay commission) and they are subject to change without any prior notice.

Apart from the salaries the officer rank policemen get telephone allowance, reimbursement of education fee of children, official residence, official vehicle with official drivers who generally are constables and head constable. There are many more benefits which keep them at ease. Those who are at junior level are given training allowance, uniform allowance and conveyance allowance.

People may have many doubts and a curiosity to know what policemen are being paid, are they actually given penny as their salaries and what not. This page is written to give an insight to Indian society about the salaries and allowances Indian Policemen are being given. This shall also help answering all the queries and change their mindset.