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.
Indian Army Officer’s Pay Scale & Allowances
After the 7th pay commission, there are huge changes in the payment structure as mentioned below. 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.
|Post||Pay Scale||Grade Pay||Army Service Pay||Total IN HAND Cash (Salary)|
(OLD) Indian Army Officer’s Pay Scale & Allowances (OLD)
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|
|LT GENERAL /
|67000 – (annual
increment @ 3%) –
|HAG + Scale *
1/3rd of total
strength of Lt Gens
|75500 – (annual
increment @ 3%) –
|VCOAS / Army
Cdr / Lt Gen (NFSG)
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
|Officers Posted in High
Officers Posted in Siachen
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
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.