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New Pay Scales

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/-)

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