Indian army is the proudest job for a patriotic candidate in India. Candidates join the Indian army to serve their motherland and nation. However, the Indian government also takes care of their economic side by providing decent and lucrative salary packages along with other allowances and benefits.
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Indian army has a unique ranking system for the officers. Starting from the lowest rank of Sipahi to the highest of Field Marshal, the insignias of army officers are described in the image below.
The lowest rank in the Indian army is of Sepoy/Sipahi (Sainik), what the highest one is Field Marshal. The post-wise salary of Indian army officers is provided in the table below.
|Rank||Pay Scale||Grade Pay||Army Service Pay||Total In-hand Cash (Indian Army Salary Per Month)|
|Indian Army Sepoy Salary||5200-20200 (Level 3)||1800||2000||25,000|
|Indian Army Lance Naik Salary||5200-20200||2000||2000||30,000|
|Indian Army Naik Salary||5200-20200 (Level 4)||2400||2000||35,000|
|Indian Army Havaldar Salary||5200-20200 (Level 5)||2800||2000||40,000|
|Indian Army Naib Subedar Salary||9300-34800 (Level 6)||4200||2000||45,000|
|Indian Army Subedar Salary||9300-34800 (Level 7)||4600||2000||50,000|
|Indian Army Subedar Major Salary||9300-34800 (Level 8)||4800||2000||65,000|
|Indian Army Lieutenant Salary||15600-39100 (Level 10)||5400||6000||68,000|
|Indian Army Captain Salary||15600-39100 (Level 10 B)||6100||6000||75,000|
|Indian Army Major Salary||15600-39100 (Level 11)||6600||6000||1,00,000|
|Indian Army Lieutenant Colonel Salary||37400-67000 (Level 12)||8000||6000||1,12,000|
|Indian Army Colonel Salary||37400-67000 (Level 13)||8700||6000||1,30,000|
|Indian Army Brigadier Salary||37400-67000 (Level 13A)||8900||6000||–|
|Indian Army Major General Salary||37400-67000 (Level 14)||10,000||–||–|
|Indian Army Lieutenant General Salary||37400-67000||–||–||–|
Apart from the salary, the army officers get a lot of other benefits such as Air/Rail Travel Concession, Free Hospital Facilities, Low-interest Loans, Canteen Facilities, etc.
The Indian army officers are provided with lots of allowances and perks apart from the salary. A few of them are given below.
Thus, the Indian army provides candidates with satisfactory salary packages and also provides extra perks.
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