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What are the perks of being an IES Officer?

IES is a very reputed and renowned job for all the aspiring engineers. After the introduction of 7th pay commission, an IES officer receives more benefits along with high salary and allowances. It is because of their esteemed position and crucial role in serving the country.

Indian Engineering Service (IES) is the most reputed Exam which is conducted by UPSC. The selected candidates are offered to serve in Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), Central Engineering Service (CES) and Military Engineering Services (MES). The IES Result has been declared on June 23, 2017, for the exam which was conducted on May 14, 2017.

IES exam attracts most of the engineering candidates as it provides them with a high-security government job. Almost every engineering candidates are fond of government high post jobs because of their status, power, popularity, and facilities in the society. Job security, attractive retirement benefits, relaxed environment and decent pay seem to be turning the tide in favor of government jobs. 

Jotted down is the list of benefits an IES Officer gets:


  • High job security-

There is a very high job security in government sectors because the situation of the employees more or less remains the same and the job positions remain intact.

  • Pay scale-

The next most important perk an IES officer gets is the pay structure. After the 7th pay commission, the salary which a government employee gets has been upgraded after that. Given below is a table which shows the different pay scale and grade pay at a different level.

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.37400-67000/- Rs.8700/- (20 years or more after entry)
Super Time Scale Rs.37400 – Rs.67000 Rs.8700/-
Super Time Scale Rs.37400 – Rs.67000 Rs.10,000/
Super Time Scale Rs.37400 – Rs.67000 Rs.10,000/
Apex Pay Scale Rs.80,000/- N/A Fixed
Cabinet Secretary Grade Rs,90,000/- N/A Fixed


  • Benefits and Perks

There are many benefits an IES Officer can avail. Given below is the list of some of the perks which government offers to them:

  • 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


  • Working hours-

The next best advantage of being an IES Officer is the number of working hours they have. The job has a standard working hour starting from 9 am to 5 pm. If a government employee is asked to do overtime, then he/she is entitled to attractive overtime benefits.

  • Promotions-

Promotional benefits in government jobs are always based on the service period. Hence, the longer you work, the higher are the promotional opportunities.

  • More holidays-

 There are more Government holidays an IES Officer gets as compared to an employee of the private sector. In addition, you also have a 5 day work week.

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