Indian Army Recruitment 2021: Salary, Grade Pay, Allowances as Per Rank

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Mar 31, 2021

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Indian Army releases recruitment notifications every year to recruit eligible candidates for various vacant posts. Candidates who are appointed for any posts the Indian Army Recruitments are offered a good salary, however, Army pay grade varies from the army base to that of a military officer pay. 

The Indian Army Salary depends upon the trades or the ranks of the candidates who hold a post in the Indian Army. Those candidates who are holding a post in the Indian Army get a decent salary with various allowances.

Therefore, being an army officer in the Indian Army has its own perks. Indian Army is one of the largest branches of the Indian armed forces. It is responsible for land-based military operations. 

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Indian Army Salary, Allowances, & Pay Scale 

Check the table below to know the salary, pay scales, and allowances received by the candidate holding a post in the Indian Army.

Rank  Pay Scale  Grade scale  Army service pay  Total hand cash (Indian Army salary per month) 
Sepoy 5200-20200 (Level 3) 1800 2000 25,000
Lance Naik 5200-20200 2000 2000 30,000
Naik  5200-20200 (Level 4) 2400 2000 35,000
Havaldar  5200-20200 (Level 5) 2800 2000 40,000
Naib Subedhaar  9300-34800 (Level 6) 4200 2000 45,000
Subedaar  9300-34800 (Level 7) 4600 2000 46,000
Subedar Major 9300-34800 (Level 8) 4800 2000 65,000
Lieutenant 15600-39100 (Level 10) 5400 6000 68,000
Captain 15600-39100 (Level 10 B) 6100 6000 75,000
Major 15600-39100 (Level 11) 6600 6000 1,00,000
Lieutenant Colonel 37400-67000 (Level 12) 8000 6000 1,12,000
Colonel 37400-67000 (Level 13) 8700 6000 1,30,000
Brigadier 37400-67000 (Level 13A) 8900 6000 -
Major General 37400-67000 (Level 14) 10,000 - -
Lieutenant General 37400-67000 - - -

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The Indian Army Pay Scale

Indian army provides a decent and lucrative salary package and remuneration benefits to the employees. However, the Indian army salary in India depends upon the trades or ranks of the Army personnel.

What is Grade Pay & Basic Pay in the Indian Army?

Indian Army Grade Pay  Indian Army Basic Pay 
It is the amount which the employees working in the government sector receive depending upon the class, category, and pay band of the employee It is the basic income of an employee which comprises 35-50% of the total salary of the Indian army. It's a fixed amount that is paid before any reduction or increase due to bonus overtime or allowances. Starting salary is determined based on the designation of the employee 

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Indian Army Salary: Allowances

Several other allowances and perks are received by the Army Personnel, which are mentioned below:

  • Lifelong Pension
  • High Altitude Allowances
  • Annual Leave of 2 Months
  • Casual Leave of 20 Days
  • Parachute Pay
  • Kit Maintenance Allowances
  • Field Area Allowances
  • MBA Program for Retired Officers
  • Transportation Allowances
  • Dearness Allowances
  • Encash of Leave up to 300 Days of Last Pay Drawn
  • Study Leave of up to 2 Years with Full Pay and all Benefits
  • Special Forces
  • Housing Allowances
  • Death Cum Retirement Gratuity and Foreign Postings

Other Indian Army Payments

Additionally, an Indian Army personnel receives multiple benefits such as 

  • Air/Rail Travel Concession
  • Low-Interest Loans
  • Canteen Facilities, 
  • Free Hospital Facilities
  • Rations, etc.

Indian Army provides the best of all in everything from medical facilities to social interactions. Moreover, the salary of the Indian army officers and their pay scale depends on the time, duration, location of their service. 

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