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Who is more powerful IAS or IPS: officer of uniform clothes and power of uniform, from salary to full account of facilities

Career desk. IAS Vs IPS Who is More Powerful: As we all know that both IAS and IPS officer posts are the most important posts in a district. IAS and IPS complement each other. Both are essential for the development of Indian society. IAS and IPS are the leading all-India services which are the first choice of IAS candidates. More than one IAS and IPS are posted in a district but the most important posts are of DM and SSP of the district. It is essential for both the districts to work together for the development of any district.

Today, we will tell you in detail about the cadre responsibility, salary, power etc. of IAS and IPS officers.

Both IAS and IPS are selected through UPSC Civil Services Examination. Aspirants fill the service preference of their choice in the Detailed Application Form (DAF) of UPSC and they are provided the service according to their rank in the final result. After joining the Indian Administrative Service, the candidate cannot take the Civil Services Examination but can become the Civil Services Examination after becoming an IPS.

Cadre control authority

Both IAS and IPS are ALL India Services but both have different Cadre Controlling Authority. The Cadre Controlling Authority of the IAS is the Ministry of Personnel which is directly under the Prime Minister but the Cadre Controlling Authority of the IPS is the Home Ministry which is under the Home Minister.



The initial 3-month training of IAS and IPS, also called foundation course, takes place at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA). The IPS trainees are then sent to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) Hyderabad where they undergo their police training.

Sword of Honor is given to the candidates who have topped in IAS Training and topped in Medal and IPS Training. In comparison, IPS training is more difficult and requires more labor. It includes horse riding, parade, armaments etc.

Power and responsibilities

The job profile of both IAS and IPS services is very broad and both are posted on very powerful posts, but IAS is much more powerful as a DM. An IPS has only the responsibility of its department but an IAS (DM) has the responsibility of all the departments of the district. An IAS officer as DM is the head of the police department as well as other departments.

The DM is also responsible for the district’s police system. In the city curfew, section 144 etc. law and order related to all Decision DM takes. DM can also order Firing on crowd. IPS cannot order Firing on crowd. Not only this, the DM’s Approval is also required for tranfers of Police Officers.

When a uniform is given to a officer of plain clothes

A protocol also describes that if the IPS goes to a meeting with the IAS, they must salute the IAS. But this will happen only when the IPS is in its full uniform, if the IPS is not wearing its Cap then it is not obliged to salute the IAS. That is why it is often seen that IPS Officers do not wear their cap during a meeting with IAS.

Some states have implemented commissionerate system in some of their cities. In this system, police officers have more powers, but still less than an IAS.

Scope of duty

The scope of duty of an IAS officer as DM is in all the departments of the district. An IPS can work only in its police department and traffic department while being SSP. The work area of ​​DM is all the departments of the district like land records, revenue, law n order, agriculture etc.

Ips officer salary

The salary of an IPS officer in India has improved a lot since the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. The salary of an IPS can range from Rs 56,100 per month to Rs 2,25,000 per month. This varies depending on seniority. The Salary of the IAS has also become much better than the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. The salary of an IAS can range from Rs 56,100 per month to Rs 2,50,000 per month. It also varies depending on seniority. IAS salary is higher than IPS. Apart from this, both the officers are provided with facilities of government accommodation, vehicles etc. At the same time, there is a discount in the payment of the expenses of electricity, water, medical etc.


Uniform separates IAS and IPS. There is no special uniform for IAS officers, they just have to wear formal clothes in government events but IPS have to wear their prescribed uniforms. IPS uniforms vary with promotions. They have to wear the stars, swords and Ashoka sticks on each shoulder with each rank. The general public recognizes not IAS but IPS from clothes.

Top posts

The top post cabinet in India for an IAS is that of a secretary. It is the highest post in India at which only one IAS officer can be posted. The top post in the state is also that of the Chief Secretary, who is an IS officer. Even at the post of Home Secretary, only an IAS officer is posted.

IPS can become the Director General of Police of its state. An IPS officer in the Central Government can become the Director of CBI, IB and RAW. Along with this, IPS can also be deployed on the post of National Security Adviser.

Parvesh Maurya
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