GuidanceHow To PrepareIndian Police Service (IPS)

Indian Police Service (IPS)

-

The Indian Police Service (IPS) was formed in the year of 1948. It is one of the three All India Services.(The other two are Indian Forest Services and Indian Administrative Services). The cadre controlling authority for Indian Police Service is the Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • Cadre size: 3549 posts (direct recruitment – 70%, promotion 30%).
  • The selected candidates’ training ground is at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy.

Read Also: Career Path of an IPS Officer

Functions of Indian Police Service Officers

  • Day-to-day duties, 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.
  • Leading and commanding the civil and armed police forces in all the states and union territories.
  • Leading and commanding the Central Police Organizations like Intelligence Bureau, Central Bureau of Investigation, Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, National Security Guard, Vigilance Organizations etc.
  • 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.
  • Required to interact and coordinate closely with the members of other All India Services and Central Civil Services and also with the Armed Forces.
  • Lead/command the force with courage, uprightness, dedication and a strong sense of service to the people.
  • 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.

Service Hierarchy of Indian Police Service

Grade
Pay scales
Designation in Field
Designation in Headquarters
Any other Designation
Junior time scale
8000-275-13500
Assistant Superintendent of Police
Senior time scale
10000-325-15200
Superintendent of Police
Assistant inspector general of police
Assistant Director in Central Police Organizations/Commandant in Armed Police Bns.
Junior administrative grade
12000-375-16500
Superintendent of police
Assistant inspector general of police
Assistant Director in Central Police Organizations/Commandant in Armed Police Bns.
Selection grade
14300-400-18300
Sr. Superintendent of police
Assistant inspector general of police
Assistant Director in Central Police Organizations/Commandant in Armed Police Bns.
Super time scale
16400-450-20000
Deputy Inspector General of Police
Deputy Inspector general of police
Deputy director in central police organizations
18400-500-22400
Inspector General of Police
Inspector general of police
Joint director in central police organizations
Above super time scale
22400-525-24500
Additional Director General of Police
Additional Director general of police
Additional director in central police organizations
24050-650-26000
26000 (fixed)
Director General of Police
Director general of police
Director general in central police organizations & director, IB, Director, CBI & Director, NPA

Modern ranks and rank badges for Indian Police Service Officer

  • State Emblem above one star above crossed sword and baton Director, Intelligence Bureau
  • State Emblem above crossed sword and baton Director, Central Bureau of Investigation Director General, Central Reserve Police Force Director General, Border Security Force Director General, Central Industrial Security Force Director-General, Sashastra Seema Bal Director General, Special Protection Group Director General, National Police Academy Director General, Security Director General States of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and WestBengal Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, and Delhi
  • One star above crossed sword and baton Inspector General of Police, Other States Joint Director, Intelligence Bureau Additional Director, Central Bureau of Investigation Joint Director, Central Bureau of Investigation Commandant, Central Forensic Institute Director, National Police Academy Inspector General, Border Security Force Inspector General, Central Industrial Security Force Inspector General, Central Reserve Police Inspector General, Indo-Tibetan Border Police State Emblem above three stars in a triangle Inspector General of Police, Union Territories Other officer above selection grade
  • State Emblem above two stars Superintendent of Police in selection grade with 13+ years of service State Emblem above one star Superintendent of Police in charge of a district Commandant of Battalion Other officers on senior time scale with between 9 and 13 years service State Emblem Other officers on senior time scale with 9 years’ service or less
  • Three stars Assistant Superintendent in charge of sub-division Assistant Superintendent not in charge of sub-division with 4 years’ service or less
  • Two stars Assistant Superintendent not in charge of sub-division with between 2 and 4 years service and not in charge of a police sub-division
  • One star Assistant Superintendent not in charge of sub-division with less than 2 years service
Ranks insignia of the State Police officers
  • Three stars Deputy Superintendent of Police. A state police officer who is directly recruited to this rank or has come up from the lower ranks. Red and blue ribbon and three stars Inspector of Police. Red and blue ribbon and two stars Sub-Inspector of Police Red and blue ribbon and a star Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police
  • Three chevrons points facing downwards Police Head Constable
  • Two chevrons point facing downwards Senior Police Constable or Police Naik. His/her basic pay would be of the same scale of a head constable.
  • No rank insignia Constable.

Must Read:

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

Measures To insulate CBI From External Influences

Previous articleTERMINOLOGY OF ZOOLOGY
Next article50 Interesting Facts
Syskoolhttps://syskool.com/
Articles are written and edited by the Syskool Staffs.

8 COMMENTS

  1. CAN U PLEASE TELL ME WHAT ONE SHOULD PREPARE AT HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL TO BECOME AN I.P.S OFFICER.
    I HAVE CHOSEN PCM+HINDI+ENGLISH AS MY SUBJECTS IN 12th.

  2. I am Mujibur Rahman n i am pased BPE n nis in sports ( swimming) i need a job like this plz …..thanking you

Comments are closed.

Latest news

China’s Three Child Policy

After China’s census data showed population growth slipping to its slowest rate since the 1950s, China has announced that...

Rare Colour Video of 1947 – Indian Independence

This rare documentary having original video clips from 1947. These rare videos and narrations of Indian Independence were taken...

Hockey’s Jadoogar – Dhyan Chand

Dhyan Chand popularly known as hockey's jadoogar. Dhyan Chand was born on 29th August, 1905 at Allahabad. His father...

Harmful Effects of Eutrophication

Eutrophication is one of the several ecological problems visible on the surface of water bodies. Eutrophication is characterized by...

Start a fresh after a failed attempt in Civil Services

The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failures. Failure is a teacher and...

Must read

China’s Three Child Policy

After China’s census data showed population growth slipping to...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you