The life of an Assistant Commandant who cleared the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) depends on what force you choose. There are five branches of CAPF which are Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force(CISF), Indo‐Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). With the choice of force, the Salary Structure, Perks, Additional Benefits, Career Growth, and Promotions change.
The following tabular contains the basic salary structure of Assistant Commandant of CAPF:
|Title of Salary||Amount|
|Basic Pay||INR 15,600|
|Grade Pay||INR 5,400|
|Dearness Allowance (DA)||INR 26,250|
|In hand Salary||INR 44,135|
Aspirants who are applying for UPSC CAPF always want to get a good idea of how smooth life will become and what they will achieve from their service period. Here is a list which will enlighten your salary as per the designation of officers of CAPF :
|Rank||Pay Scale||Pay Band|
|Director-General||INR 2,25,000||Apex Fixed|
|Additional Director General||INR 1,82,200 to INR 2,24,100||HAG|
|Inspector General||INR 1,44,000 to INR 2,18,000||Pay Band 4|
|Deputy Inspector General||INR 1,31,000 - INR 2,15,900||Pay Band 4|
|Sr. Commandant||INR 1,31,000 - INR 2,15, 900.||Pay Band 4|
|Commandant||INR 78,800 - INR 2,09,200||Pay Band 3|
|Deputy Commandant||INR 67,700 - INR 2,08,700||Pay Band 3|
|Assistant Commandant||INR 56,100 - 1,77,500||Pay Band 3|
With the job of Assistant Commandant in the Central Armed Police Force of UPSC, there comes a lot of perks and benefits. Here we are mentioning some of the perks and additional benefits that officers of each rank receive:
The Assistant commandant of UPSC CAPF throughout their journey will receive many opportunities to get promoted. Salary and additional benefits also depend on your promotion. As your post increases the salary will also increase. The promotion also relays on your experiences, years of services and availability of vacancy, and more. For better understanding, the sequence of promotion has been enlisted.
The Central Armed Police Force does everything to keep our nation safe to breathe and live. They face the toughest challenges, takes the situation in hand and are often pressed into various security operations. Here are some most important responsibilities to be considered :
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An AC commands a company of 120 men. He'll generally have all logistics for a reasonably good stay anywhere. In addition, an officer gets all the training and privileges and power. In summary, it is an unsettling life. An AC officer takes on the responsibilities like the royal tiger and roams his territory to protect.
Ques. Does CAPF AC get a pension?
Ans. For CAPF, the Seventh Pay Commission has advocated one-rank one-pension formula. The panel also recommended 'martyr' status for any officers of CAPF who die in the line of duty, on par with the armed forces, and their families will now get ex-gratia of Rs 25-45 lakh.
Other than a pension, the pay panel suggested a uniform retirement age for all paramilitary forces personnel at 60 years.
Ques. Which force is the best in CAPF?
Ans. Central Reserve Police Force – CISF is known as the best force among all under CAPF branches. Before it was known as Crown Representative's Police. It became CRPF after the enactment of the CRPF Act on 28 December 1949.
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