Indian Army Officer’s Pay Scale & Allowances

Indian Army has a better life for you if you dare to join the Indian Army. After the 6th pay commission, the pay scale of an Indian army officer has increased. Not only pay scale, there are multiple allowances for Indian army officers. As a matter of fact, the CTC for a Lieutenant would be approximately Rs. 65000/- per month.

UPDATEDIndian Army Pay and Allowances

Indian Army Officer’s Pay Scale & Allowances

Being a Lieutenant in India army at the age of 21 is indeed a dream job for many. Let’s have a look at pay scale of Indian army officers.

Indian Army Officer's Pay Scale & Allowances

Indian Army Officer’s Pay Scale & Allowances

The promotion from Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel is on time scale basis and thereafter on selection basis subject to fulfillment of requisite service condition. The pay scale and promotion criteria is as follows: –

RANK PAY BANDS/SCALE GRADE PAY MSP
LIEUTENANT PB-3/15600-39100 5400 6000
CAPTAIN PB-3/15600-39100 6100 6000
MAJOR PB-3/15600-39100 6600 6000
LT COLONEL PB-4/37400-67000 8000 6000
COLONEL PB-4/37400-67000 8700 6000
BRIGADIER PB-4/37400-67000 8900 6000
MAJOR GENERAL PB-4/37400-67000 10000 NIL
LT GENERAL /
HAG SCALE
67000 – (annual
increment @ 3%) –
79000
NIL NIL
HAG + Scale *
*Admissible to
1/3rd of total
strength of Lt Gens
75500 – (annual
increment @ 3%) –
80000
NIL NIL
VCOAS / Army
Cdr / Lt Gen (NFSG)
80000 (fixed) NIL NIL
COAS 90000 (fixed) NIL NIL

Allowances as applicable

The rates of allowances applicable to officer are as under:

Allowances To Whom Applicable Rates
Field Area Allowance Officers Posted to Fd Area Rs. 4200/-PM
High Altitude/ Uncongenial
Climate Siachen
Officers Posted in High
Attitude/Uncongenial
Climate
Officers Posted in Siachen
Rs. 11200

Rs.14000/-PMFlying PayOfficers Posted as Army
Aviators9000PMParachute PayOfficers Posted in Active Parachute BNs/Regt1200PMSpecial Forces AllowanceOfficers posted in Special Forces9000PMTransport AllowanceOfficers Posted in
Peace StationsRs3200/-+DA PM in A1/A cities and
Rs 1600+DA PM at other placesHouse Rent AllowanceTo officers not provided
Govt. Accommodation10-30% of Basic Pay (Pay Band + Grade Pay + MSP)Kit Maintenance AllowanceAll officers400/-PMUniform Allowance
(Outfit Allowance)All officersInitial 14000/- and
3000/- every Three YearsQualification Pay/ Grant for Service CoursesAll officers undergoing specified coursesRs 6000 to 20000/-Instructional AllowanceAll Officers Posted as
Instructors1800/-

NOTE: In the case of allowances specific to Defence Forces, the rates of these allowance have been further enhanced by 25% as Dearness allowance has gone up by 50%.

Cost to Company [CTC]: The CTC for a Lieutenant would be approximately Rs. 65000/- per month. This includes Basic Pay, DA, Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, Tech Pay, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance. These rates are not statutory and are subject to change.

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  • Ashish Asane

    can I go through ssb in Air
    Force on technical basis

    • DAWN

      Yes…
      If you have B.Tech with 60 % aggregate & spealised in MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL

      • Ashish Asane

        I apply fo TES interview exam in our college….held by Indian Army .but still didn’t get any reply…….can you tell me where should i Get result…

        • DAWN

          PLease quote all the the details, and promptly address Indian Army Hd Qurt. Ask for the require info, definitely they will help you out.

          Other wise you can approach your Training & Placement Officer of your Campus, He will suggest you with any IDEA…

          • MITHIN

            HAI.. I HAV M.COM WITH 60 % MARKS , IS I AM ELIGIBLE FOR NDA OR SSB

          • Desikan Sampath

            Yes you are eligible for SSB through Direct Entry Scheme. Ofcourse, you cannot join NDA. You can join NDA after Higher Secondary School or in the first / second yr of your college if within the age limit..

        • Punit Dubey

          No

    • Punit Dubey

      Never

  • ankit grewal

    Sir can you tell me about various entries through which i can become an army officer as i am a conference out in tes 32

    • Punit Dubey

      No chance

  • GAUTAM

    sir, what qualities are required to get into the INDIAN ARMY ?

    • Punit Dubey

      Just keep your mouth shut !!!!

  • ASHWANI YADAV

    How much % I should have in graduation(b.a) to apply for cds or any other exams through which I can get into indian army?

    • sanjay saket

      no such %defined, u hv to simply pass

  • Muttu Patil

    Hello boss prasanna indrajith take your comment back …..ask for a excuse now, do u know about any one of army person and his life
    They are giving their todays for our better tomorrow’s
    In kargil the most of people died are not corporates ..they are our soldiers man…..