The DSP is recruited in the Police department of the state who receives a handsome salary along with other facilities. The post of DSP is the second highest in the rank in the Police department offered by the RPSC. The DSP gets due respect in the society and enjoys a prestigious life.
The post of DSP is full with responsibility as well as many challenges. There are no definite work hours because he has to be on duty all the time. The DSP is responsible for the maintenance of the law & order in his area as he leads in the matters of law & order. He has to ensure that no criminal activities take place in his area and the citizen may live in peace and harmony. If the DSP is posted in a sensitive area, then he has to be more alert.
Salary & Facilities Offered to DSP
With so much of responsibility of maintaining the law & order; there is a handsome pay and other benefits. DSP gets his pay in the pay scale 15600-39100 with a grade pay of Rs. 5400. The other benefits given to the DSP include:
- Residence for self and staff quarter at no cost or at nominal rent
- Uniform Allowance is given by the State Government
- Kit Maintenence Grant to keep the weapons and other necessary equipments
- Travel Allowance is given by the State Government
- Security guards and domestic help like cook and gardeners
- Official vehicle with a beacon and a driver
- A government paid telephone connection
- Government paid electricity bills
- High class accommodation during official visits
- Facility of study leaves, the cost of which is borne by the government
- Pension to spouse
Promotion of DSP in RPSC
Promotion is granted to the DSP through the Departmental Promotion Committee, which is headed by the Chairman of the Commission, in accordance with the rules framed by the State Government. Here is the hierarchy of seniority in the Police Department:
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)→ Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) → Superintendent of Police (SP) → Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) → Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) → Inspector General of Police (IGP) → Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) → Director General of Police (DGP)
The DSP gets promotion during the services in the state. The first promotion to the DSP is granted after 7 or 8 years of the service which makes a DSP Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP). After completing 12 or 13 years of the service, the ASP is promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP) or DCP and the he will get Senior Superintendent of Police rank (SSP) i.e. selection grade. After this, a name list will be sent to the UPSC by the RPCS according to the satisfactory service records of the officers. After that, they will become conferred IPS. This takes a very long time of the service. Here is the promotion cycle of a DSP:
There are other ranks that a DSP can reach during his career. But, a DSP has less chances to reach the pinnacle. The promotion policy is such that it takes more years of service to reach the height and usually the DSP will be at the age of retirement by then. So, a DSP is granted two or three promotions during his service.