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Duties and Responsibilities of an IPS Officers

All around India IPS officers are responsible to make sure that the Law and order is maintained in the country. Civil Services Exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission and IPS officers are selected through this exam conducted similar to IAS officers.

Primary duty of an IAS Officers is to make sure that people under their jurisdiction are safe. Roles of IPS officer changes according to different IPS officers rank. However, each IPS officers needs to perform some basic task in their allotted state or district.

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Duties and Responsibilities of an IPS Officers

  • To fulfill duties based on border responsibilities, particularly in the areas of maintenance of public peace and order, crime prevention, investigation, and detection, collection of intelligence, VIP security, border policing, railway policing, smuggling, drug trafficking, economic offences, corruption in public life, disaster management, enforcement of socio-economic legislation, bio-diversity and protection of environmental laws etc.
  • IPS officers play a role in leading and commanding the Indian Intelligence Agencies like Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Criminal Investigation Department (CID) etc., Indian Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Civil and Armed Police Forces in all the states and union territories.
  • IPS officers also play a role in leading and commanding the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) which include the Central Police Organisations (CPO) such as Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Security Guard (NSG), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Vigilance Organisations and Indian Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.
  • Serve at managerial/policy making levels in the Ministries and Departments of Central and State governments and public sector undertakings both at centre and states, and the RAW, Government of India.
  • With the members of All India Services and Central Civil Services and also with the Armed Forces IPS Officers are required to interact and coordinate closely.
  • With courage, uprightness, dedication and a strong sense of service to the people IPS Officers lead/command the force.
  • Endeavour to inculcate in the police forces under their command such values and norms as would help them serve the people better.
  • Inculcate integrity of the highest order, sensitivity to aspirations of people in a fast-changing social and economic milieu, respect for human rights, broad liberal perspective of law and justice, high standard of professionalism, physical fitness and mental alertness.

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  • To maintain peace among public is one of the most important duty of an IPS officers as well as they are responsible to take necessary decisions in their allotted state or district to maintain peace.
  • For security of VIP’s IPS officers are often responsible. In-fact, for the protection of Chief ministers and Prime minister as well frequently IPS Officers are allotted duty.
  • For preventing drug and human trafficking IPS officers are responsible.
  • It is the responsibility of an IPS officers to make sure that situation is managed effectively if any misshapenings  occur and to make sure of security of people.
  • In their allotted district or state IPS officers have to make sure that rules are followed either it may be environmental laws or traffic laws etc. Officers supervise that all the laws are followed by people and the local police are taking care of that.
  • In the case of any Disaster, there is no physical or economical harm to properties or people in their allotted area IPS officers have to make sure. To prevent such mishaps from happening IPS officers collaborate with local police services to stay proactive.
  • To work along with other members of Civil and All India Services is the duty of an IPS officers. Sometime IPS Officers coordinate and work along with Indian Army as well.
  • IPS Officers perform their all duties with dedication, courage and responsibility for the people of India. High level of professionalism, mental as well as physical fitness is necessary to show and realize that their duties are responsible for protecting human rights.

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Service Hierarchy of an IPS Officer

 Grade Pay scales Designation in field
Junior Time Scale (Pay-Band-3)
Rs 15,600-39,100 Grade Pay Rs 5,400 Assistant Commissioner of Police
Senior Time Scale (Pay-Band-3) Rs 15,600-39,100 Grade Pay Rs 6,600  Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police
Junior Administrative Grade (Pay-Band-3) Rs 15,600-39,100 Grade Pay Rs 7,600 Deputy Commissioner of Police
Selection Grade (Pay-Band-4) Rs 37,400-67,000 Grade Pay Rs 8,700 Deputy Commissioner of Police (Selection Grade)
Super-Time Scale (Pay-Band-4) Rs 37,400-67,000 Grade Pay Rs 8,900 Additional Commissioner of Police
Super-Time Scale (Pay-Band-4) Rs 37,400-67,000 Grade Pay 10,000 Joint Commissioner of Police
Above Super Time Scale (HAG)(Pay-Band-4) Rs 67,000-79,000 Grade Pay 12,000 ADGP/Special Commissioner of Police.
Above Super Time Scale (Apex Scale) Rs 80,000 (fixed) Grade Pay Nil Director of Intelligence Bureau Grade or Director CBI in GOI,DGP/Commissioner of Police (State).

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