Indian Revenue Service
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Indian Revenue Service (IRS) : Job Prospects

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Selected candidates in the officer cadre begin their career as Assistant Commissioners of Income Tax and may rise to the level of Chief Commissioners of Income Tax.

The higher grade designations and time-scales within the Indian Revenue Service are as follows:

Position / Pay Grade in the Government of India Level and Rank
Junior Time Scale Assistant Commissioner / Entry-level (Probationer)
Senior Time Scale Deputy Commissioner (Equivalent to) Under Secretary to Government of India /Collector of a District
Junior Administrative Grade Joint Commissioner (Equivalent to) Deputy Secretary to Government of India 
Selection Grade Additional Commissioner (Equivalent to) Director to Government of India
Senior Administrative Grade Commissioner (Equivalent to) Joint Secretary to Government of India


Higher Administrative Grade Chief Commissioner (Equivalent to) Additional Secretary to Government of India
Apex Scale / HAG+ Chairman/Member/Ombudsman (Boards & Tribunals) (Equivalent to) Spl. Secretary to Government of India

Besides the above higher grade designations there are several positions in the junior cadre which include Customs / Income Tax Officer, Superintendent, Preventive officers/ Inspectors, Tax assistants, upper division Clerks, Lower division clerks, steno, typists, Constables etc. 

Compared to private sector jobs this profession has job security. The salary, allowances and facilities like healthcare, housing, conveyance etc. also make it a lucrative profession. The prestige and power attached to this top-notch job is really great than the salary one earns in this field. IRS candidates can be posted anywhere in the country.


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