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                                                  New Pay Scales of Defence Forces Officers

The Ministry of Defence has notified the new paybands along with grade-pay and Military Service Pay for Defence Forces Officers following the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.

(in Rs.)

Post Pay Band Grade Pay Military Service Pay #
Lieutenant / equivalent 15600-39100 5400 6000
Capt / equivalent 15600-39100 6100 6000
Major / equivalent 15600-39100 6600 6000
Lt. Col / equivalent 15600-39100 7600 6000
Colonel/equivalent @ 37400-67000 8700 6000
Brigadier/equivalent @ 37400-67000 8900 6000
Major Gen/equivalent 37400-67000 10000 Nil*
Lt Gen / equivalent 37400-67000 12000 Nil
Vice Chiefs and Army Cdr / equivalent 80000 (fixed) Nil Nil
Service Chiefs 90000 (fixed) Nil Nil

# No arears on account of Military Service Pay shall be payable.
* The element of Military Service Pay shall be taken on account for purposes of fitment at the time of promotion from Brigadier/equivalent to Major General / equivalent.
@ Colonels and Brigadiers to be placed in the Revised Pay Band IV (Rs. 37400-67000/-)