List of Income Tax ranks in India

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The following are ranks of the officers working in the Income Tax Department of Ministry of Finance (India). Officers are appointed from two different recruiting agencies. Gazetted officers are appointed from Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) of Union Public Service Commission while non-gazetted officers are recruited by Staff Selection Commission.

Ranks of the Income Tax Department[edit]

Position / pay grade in the Government of India Level and rank Equivalent position or designation in Government of India Equivalent position or designation in the state government(s) Order of precedence
(as per presidential order)
1 Multi Tasking Staff/ Entry-level
2 2400 Tax Assistant / Stenographer Assistant Sub Inspector of Police
3 4200 Senior Tax Assistant/Office Superintendent Sub Inspector of Police/ Assistant Section Officer
4 4600 Inspector of Income Tax/ Agent of Income Tax CID/ Entry Level Assistant Section Officer Police Inspector/ Section Officer
5 4800 Income Tax Officer/ Special Agent of Income Tax CID/ Additional Assistant Director Section Officer Deputy Superintendent of Police/Block Development Officer
6 Junior Time Scale Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax/ Entry-level (IRS probationer)

Assistant Secretary

Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) / Deputy Secretary / Additional Superintendent of Police
7 Senior Time Scale Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax Under Secretary Additional District Magistrate/ Joint Secretary/ Superintendent of Police
8 Junior Administrative Grade Joint Commissioner of Income Tax Deputy Secretary District Magistrate/ Additional Secretary/ Senior Superintendent of Police
9 Selection Grade Additional Commissioner of Income Tax Director District Magistrate/ Special Secretary/ Deputy Inspector General of Police
10 Senior Administrative Grade Commissioner of Income Tax Joint Secretary Divisional Commissioner/ Secretary/ Inspector General of Police 26
11 Higher Administrative Grade Principal Commissioner of Income Tax Additional Secretary Divisional Commissioner/ Principal Secretary/ Additional Director General of Police 25
12 Higher Administrative Grade + Chief Commissioner Additional Secretary Director General of Police (non-Head of Police force) / Principal Secretary 24
13 Apex Scale Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax/ CBDT Chairman/ Member CBDT/ DG Central Economic Intelligence Bureau Special Secretary Additional Chief Secretary 23

Alternative designations[edit]

  • Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax – Principal Director General of Income Tax
  • Chief Commissioner of Income Tax – Director General of Income Tax
  • Principal Commissioner of Income Tax – ADG/ Principal Director of Income Tax
  • Commissioner of Income Tax – Additional Director General/ Director of Income Tax
  • Additional Commissioners of Income Tax Additional Director of Income Tax
  • Joint Commissioner of Income Tax – Joint Director of Income Tax
  • Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax – Deputy Director of Income Tax
  • Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax – Assistant Director of Income Tax
  • Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax (IRS Probationary Rank: 2 years of service)
  • Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax (IRS Probationary Rank: 1 year of service)[1]

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