Beyond the Shadows: Revealing the Salary and Benefits of Intelligence Bureau Officers

The Ministry of Home Affairs conducts examinations for the post of Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIO) Executive/ Grade II at the Intelligence Bureau (IB). The salary structure for IB ACIO candidates ranges from INR 44,900 to INR 142,400, with a grade pay of INR 4,200. However, during the training period, the pay scale may differ. The 7th Pay Commission determines the salary scale based on whether the posting is in urban or rural areas. The primary responsibility of IB ACIO officers is to collect sensitive information for national security. In addition to the basic salary, candidates are entitled to various additional allowances as per Central Government norms. This article provides insights into the IB ACIO salary structure, allowances, job profile, and other relevant information.

IB ACIO Salary Structure:

The IB ACIO executive receives a salary along with allowances. The salary structure for IB ACIO executive is as follows:

  • Pay Scale: INR 44,900-1,42,400
  • Grade Pay: INR 4,600
  • Basic Pay: INR 13,500
  • CPC Fitment Factor: INR 35,370
  • House Rent Allowance (HRA): INR 4,050
  • Transport Allowances: INR 3,200
  • Gross Pay: INR 42,600
  • Deductions (EPF and CGHS): INR 1,890
  • Estimated In-Hand Salary: INR 40,730

IB ACIO Salary Structure During Training:

During the training period, the salary structure for IB ACIO officers is different. The breakdown of the salary during the training period is as follows:

  • Basic Pay: INR 44,900
  • Dearness Allowance: INR 7,633
  • House Rental Allowance: 0
  • Transport Allowance: 0
  • Special Security Allowance: INR 8,980
  • Government Contribution (Basic + DA): INR 7,355
  • Gross Salary: INR 68,868
  • Deductions: INR 12,608
  • Net Salary: INR 56,260

IB ACIO Salary Structure for Hard Location Posting:

For candidates posted in remote or hard-to-reach locations, the IB ACIO salary structure may vary. The salary structure for hard location posting is as follows:

  • Basic Pay: INR 46,200
  • Dearness Allowance: INR 7,854
  • House Rental Allowance: INR 3,693
  • Transport Allowance: INR 2,106
  • Special Security Allowance: INR 9,240
  • Special Compensatory Allowance: INR 3,000
  • Government Contribution (Basic + DA): INR 7,355
  • Gross Salary: INR 84,284
  • Deductions: INR 12,973
  • Net Salary: INR 71,311

IB ACIO Salary Structure for City Posting:

For candidates posted in towns, cities, and villages, the salary structure is as follows:

  • Basic Pay: INR 46,200
  • Dearness Allowance: INR 7,854
  • House Rental Allowance: INR 11,088
  • Transport Allowance: INR 3,600
  • Special Security Allowance: INR 9,240
  • Government Contribution (Basic + DA): INR 7,568
  • Gross Salary: INR 85,550
  • Deductions: INR 12,973
  • Net Salary: INR 72,577

Allowances:

In addition to the salary, IB ACIO officers are entitled to various allowances. Some of the allowances include:

  • Office cum Residence Allowance: INR 3,500 per month
  • Cook Salary: INR 3,200 per month
  • Petrol Sanction: 13 liters
  • Diesel Sanction: 20 liters
  • 2 Newspapers + TV Cable Subscription: INR 600 per month
  • Entertainment Allowance: INR 650 per month

Job Profile:

The job profile of an IB ACIO officer involves collecting intelligence at the ground level, performing regular office work, maintaining liaison with sister agencies, and, if necessary, conducting secret operations. The job is not always risky and is similar to the rank of an Inspector in the state police services. The responsibilities of an IB ACIO officer differ at the national and state levels.

National Level:

  • Coordinating and managing intelligence collection activities at the ground level.
  • Assisting Class 1 officers in coordinating and managing activities within the Intelligence Bureau.

State Level:

  • Working in various departments of the Intelligence Bureau, such as counter-terrorism, sensitive areas, VIP security, and threat assessment.
  • Reporting to the Central Intelligence Officer and being part of the State Special Bureau.

Promotion:

IB ACIO officers can expect promotions based on experience. The promotion hierarchy is as follows:

  • ACIO-I: 3-4 years of experience
  • DCIO: 10 years of experience
  • Assistant Director: 25-30 years of experience

Probation Period:

After the recruitment process, candidates undergo a training phase. If candidates perform well during the training period, they will receive an official offer letter of joining. The training period consists of two phases, each lasting 60 days. During this phase, candidates are not allowed to use electronic devices.

Career Growth:

After gaining 7 to 8 years of experience, IB ACIO officers can expect career growth and progression. The career path includes positions such as Section Officer, Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Director.

FAQs:

Q: What is the pay scale for IB ACIO according to the 7th Pay Commission? A: According to the 7th Pay Commission, the pay scale for IB ACIO ranges from INR 44,900 to INR 142,000 at level 7.

Q: What allowances are offered for the post of IB ACIO? A: The allowances offered to IB ACIO officers include Petrol, Entertainment, HRA, Cook Salary, Special Compensatory Allowance, newspapers, etc.

Q: Is there any training session after the IB ACIO selection process? A: Yes, selected candidates undergo a training period for a fixed duration before their posting.

Q: How much House Rent Allowance (HRA) do IB ACIO employees receive? A: IB ACIO employees receive INR 4,050 as House Rent Allowance.

Please note that the information provided is based on available data and may be subject to change. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, candidates are advised to refer to the official website of the examination.

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