Objectives and functions of Indian Police Service (IPS)
With the passage of time Indian Police Service's objectives were updated and
redefined, the current rules and functions of an Indian Police Service Officer are as follows:
At present there are three modes of recruitment to the Indian Police Service. These are as follows:
1. Through Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission,
2. Through Limited Competitive Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission,3. Through appointment of State Police Service officers by promotion.
All the officers of Indian Police Service undergo probationary training at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad. After successful completion of probation, officers are confirmed in the service. Also, there is provision for mandatory Mid Career Training for IPS officers spread across the entire service span.
Allocation of Cadre
Successful candidates of Civil Services Examination allocated to the Indian Police Service are allocated to State Cadres/ Joint Cadres on the basis of their rank, preference and availability of vacancies in their category at their turn in terms of provisions of Cadre Allocation Policy of 2008 as amended from time to time. Officers recruited through promotions from State Police Services remain in their State cadre.
Appointments to other Organizations / Bodies
Procedures Governing promotions
IPS officers are eligible for raise in salary and promotions in their career span. The promotions take place after evaluating the performance on the basis of Annual Performance Appraisal Reports, Vigilance Clearance and scrutiny of overall record of the officer.
Designations held by IPS officers and corresponding Pay structure
|Rank||Time scale||Pay scale||Grade pay|
Junior Administrative grade
|DIG||Super-time Scale||Rs. 37400-67000||Rs. 8900|
|IG||Super-time Scale||Rs. 37400-67000||Rs. 10000|
|ADG||Above Super-time Scale||Rs. 67000-79000||Nil|
|DG||Above Super-time Scale||HAG Rs. 75500-80000|
(Increment @ 3%)
Rs. 80000 Fixed