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Basic Salary Structure In Indian Army

If you are an eligible youngster who has the dream of serving the Indian Army, then you should know a few things before getting there. Many youngsters pursue their dream of joining the Indian Army because they see a safe future in it, which is totally understandable. However, you should at least have a minimum knowledge about the recruitment process and about what follows from there.

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Basic Salary Structure

Thousands of recruitment notifications are released by the Indian Army each year, and thousands of candidates apply for these recruitment drives, even without having a proper knowledge about the process. A recent study revealed that a major portion of candidates who appear for the Army recruitment rally are not aware of the starting salary, which they will get once they are selected.

Given below is the basic salary structure in the Indian Army. Note that the salary and allowances of the mentioned posts can vary depending on a number of factors such as the decision of the governing authorities and any changes in the Army structure.

Rank Pay Band/Scale Grade Pay MSP Remarks
Lieutenant PB-3/15600-39100 5400 6000 On Commission
Captain PB-3/15600-39100 6100 6000 On completion of 2 years On completion of 6 years
Major PB-3/15600-39100 6600 6000
Lt Colonel PB-4/37400-67000 8000 6000 On completion of 13 years
Colonel PB-4/37400-67000 8700 6000 On selection basis subject to fulfillment of requisite service conditions
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 113rd of total strength of Lt General 75500-(annual increment@3%) – 80000 Nil Nil
VCOAS/Army Cdr /Lt Gen (NFSG) 80000 (Fixed) Nil Nil
COAS 90000 (Fixed) Nil Nil

You must also note that the Cost to Company (CTC) of an Indian Army Lieutenant is estimated to be about Rs. 80,000 per month and it includes transport allowance, house rent allowance, tech pay, military service pay, grade pay, DA, and basic pay. In addition to that, Indian Army is also offering free medical facilities for the Army officer and his/her family, entitled ration, canteen facilities, sports/club/mess facilities, housing/car loan at subsidized rate and furnished government accommodation.



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