UPSC CDS officer salary and other Allowances (Army, Navy, Airforce)

Indian Army and Allied forces are the most thrilling places in India to work with. Serving your Country as an Army Officer is one the greatest act of optimism. An Army officer is responsible for maintaining the national securities and other work-related to national integrity. If you too willing to apply for the job then keep in mind that the notification for filling up of 500 UPSC CDS officers has been released. Throughout the article, every aspect related to UPSC CDS officer Salary and Job profile and other allowances will be discussed.

UPSC CDS Exam

UPSC CDS Exam

As the notification for the UPSC CDS 2 Recruitment 2017 has just been published, aspirants are starting their conversation about How much the job will pay us? and What are the benefits and allowances for the job Profile like questions? This article will let you know about the UPSC CDS Officer Salary and Job Profile.

UPSC CDS Officer Salary and Job Profile


Before we discuss the pay band for the job, let us have a look at the Job Profile and Promotions as a CDS Officer.

Rank and Promotions 

Rank Promotion Criteria
Lieutenant On completion of training
Captain 2 years commissioned service
Major 6 years of commissioned service
Lieutenant Colonel 13 years of commissioned service
Colonel (TS) 16 years of commissioned service
Colonel 15 years of commissioned service
Brigadier 23 years of commissioned service
Major General 25 years of commissioned service
Lieutenant General 28 years of commissioned service
General No restrictions

Now have a look at the Grade pay and estimated monthly salary for the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force Officer.

Indian Navy & Air force officer Expected Salary

Rank Pay Band (Expected Salary)
Lt. to Major Rs 15,600-39,100 ( PB-3 )
Lt. Col. to Major Gen. Rs 37,400-67,000 ( PB-4 )
Lt. Gen. HAG Scale Rs 67,000/- ( annual increment @ 3% ) – 79.000
HAG Scale* (* Admissible to 1/3rd of total strength of Lt. Gens) Rs 75,500/- ( annual increment @ 3% ) – 80,000
VCO / AS / Army Cdr / Lt Gen ( NFSG ) Rs 80,000/- ( Fixed )
COAS 90,000/- ( Fixed )

Indian Army Officer Expected Monthly Salary

RANK            PAY BANDS GRADE PAY MSP
LIEUTENANT PB-3/15600-39100 5400 6000
CAPTAIN PB-3/15600-39100 6100 6000
MAJOR PB-3/15600-39100 6600 6000
LT COLONEL PB-4/37400-67000 8000 6000
COLONEL PB-4/37400-67000 8700 6000
BRIGADIER PB-4/37400-67000 8900 6000
MAJOR GENERAL PB-4/37400-67000 10000 NIL

Other Facilities

  • Apart from the above-mentioned grade pay a fixed sum of Rs 6000/- per month is also payable as Military Service Pay ( MSP )
  • Aspirants will get a fixed Stipend of Rs 21,000/- per month ( Rs15,600/- as pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay of Rupee5,400/- ) during the entire training duration.
  • Not only that an officer possessing certain prescribed qualifications are also entitled to an average Qualification Grant. It may vary to Rs 6,000/- Rs 20,000/- (based on the qualification held by the officer).

UPSC CDS Officer other Allowances 


  • Transport allowance: Rs 3,200/- + DA there on p.m. in A-1/A class cities and Rupee1,600/- + DA thereon p.m. at other places shall be admissible to officers.
  • Dearness Allowances(DA): Admissible at the same rates and under the same conditions as are applicable to the Civilian Gazetted Officers from time to time.
  • Highly Active Field Area Allowance:  Rs 6,780/- to Rs 8,400/- p.m.
  • Compensatory Field Area Allowance:  Rs 4,200/- to Rs 5,200/- p.m.
  • Compensatory Modified Field Area Allowance: Rs 1,600/- to Rs 2,000/- p.m.
  • High Altitude Allowance (Above 9000ft): Rs 1,060 p.m. to Rs 11,200 pm (depending upon rank of the officer and place of posting.)
  • Siachen Allowance: Rs 14,000/- per month ( in addition to Compensatory Field Area Allowance to officers of all ranks. not admissible in conjunction with High Altitude / Uncongenial climate allowance.)
  • Kit Maintenance Allowance: Rs 400/- per month.
  • Uniform allowance: Initially for one time kit @ Rs 14,000/-  (Rs 3,000/- for every three years).
  • Apart from that, all officers are entitled to have free rations.
  • Force also allows a special Children Education Allowance to all its officers.

Important Links

Aspirants May Also Check these Important links related to CDS 2 2017 Recruitment Notification.

Subject Description
Combined Defence Services 2017 Notification Click Here
CDS 2 2017 Exam (November) Admit Card Click Here
CDS-II 2017 Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure Click Here
Download CDS Exam Syllabus (Written Test & Interview Procedure) Click Here
UPSC CDS Previous Year Question Papers (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014) Click Here
Recommended Books for CDS 2017  Exam Click Here
UPSC CDS Exam Eligibility (Age, Nationality, Qualification) Click Here
CDS Exam Cut-off Score (Expected & previous Year Cutoff Score) Click Here

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