Indian Army Salary 2022 Pay Scale Ranks Pay Matrix Allowances

Indian Army is the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces and it is a land based branch. Getting a job in Indian Army is the dream of young candidates. Indian Army fills the vacancies of various posts from time to time as per requirement. 
Various Posts are filled through Recruitment Rally, JAG Entry Scheme, TGC, TES, Short Service Commission etc. Here you can check Rank-wise Salary of All Regular Posts with Pay Scale, Allowances, Defence Pay Matrix Table etc. details. You can read the information given here for details.

Check Indian Army Salary 2022 Pay Scale Ranks Allowances Pay Matrix

Indian Army has three categories of ranks i.e. Commissioned Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks.

1. Commissioned officers :
  • Lieutenant
  • Captain
  • Major
  • Lt Colonel
  • Colonel (TS)
  • Brigadier
  • Major General
  • Lt General
  • VCOAS
  • COAS / General

2. Junior commissioned officers(JCO):
  • Naib Subedar
  • Subedar
  • Subedar Major

3. Non commissioned officers (NCO):
  • CQMH
  • Havildar
  • Naik
  • Lance Naik

4. Sepoy (Soldier)
 
JCO ranks are Subedar Major, Subedar and Naib Subedar equivalent to Group B (Gazetted) posts. JCOs are promoted from Non-commissioned officers.


Indian Army Rank-wise Salary / Pay Scale of posts filled through Recruitment Rally, JAG Entry Scheme, TGC, TES, Short Service Commission

Below you can check Indian Army Rank-wise Level-wise Pay Scale Salary table for posts on regular basis.
 

Rank in Indian Army

Level in Pay Matrix

7th CPC Pay Scale

Starting Basic Pay

Starting Total Salary

Sepoy (Soldier), Lance Naik

Level 3

21700-69100

21700

21700+Allowances

Naik, Steno Grade II

Level 4

25500-81100

25500

25500+Allowances

Havildar

Level 5

29200-92300

29200

29200+Allowances

Naib Subedar

Level 6

35400-112400

35400

35400+Allowances

Subedar

Level 7

44900-142400

44900

44900+Allowances

Subedar Major

Level 8

47600-151100

47600

47600+Allowances

Lieutenant

Level 10

56100-177500

56100

56100+Allowances

Captain

Level 10B

61300-193900

61300

61300+Allowances

Major

Level 11

69400-207200

69400

69400+Allowances

Lt Colonel

Level 12A

121200-212400

121200

121200+Allowances

Colonel (TS)

Level 13

130600-215900

130600

130600+Allowances

Brigadier

Level 13A

139600-217600

139600

139600+Allowances

Major General

Level 14

144200-218200

144200

144200+Allowances

Lt General

Level 15

182200-224100

182200

182200+Allowances

VCOAS

Level 17

225000 (fixed)

225000

225000+Allowances

COAS (Chief of Army Staff) / General

Level 18

250000 (fixed)

250000

250000+Allowances


Indian Army Ranks and Grade Pay:

Rank

Pay Band

Corresponding 6th CPC Pay Scale

Grade Pay

Sepoy, Lance Naik

PB-1

5200-20200

2000

Naik, Steno Grade II

PB-1

5200-20200

2400

Havildar

PB-1

5200-20200

2800

Naib Subedar

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

Subedar

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

Subedar Major

PB-2

9300-34800

4800

Lieutenant

PB-3

15600-39100

5400

Captain

PB-3

15600-39100

6100

Major

PB-3

15600-39100

6600

Lt Colonel

PB-4

37400-67000

8000

Colonel (TS)

PB-4

37400-67000

8700

Brigadier

PB-4

37400-67000

8900

Major General

PB-4

37400-67000

10000

Lt General

HAG+ Scale

 

 

VCOAS

Pay Level 17

 

 

COAS

Pay Level 18

 

 

Indian Army Officer Pay Scale and Ranks:
 

Allowances & Benefits:
Other than Dearness allowance and HRA (House Rent Allowance), Army personnel are also given several allowances mentioned below (as applicable). Allowances depends on post rank and place of posting of candidate.
Dearness Allowance: 34% of basic pay as applicable for the post
HRA : 9% to 27% of basic pay depending on posting city class
Transport Allowances (TPTA) :
  • Rs.  1800-3600 + DA for Pay Level 3 to 8.
  • Rs. 3600-7200 + DA for Pay Level 9 and above.
 
Allowances for Officer Posts: 
  • Military Service Pay (MSP) (applicable to the officers from the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier) : Rs. 15,500/- p.m. fixed.
  • Flying Allowance (for Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in Indian Army Aviation Corps: Rs. 25,000/- p.m. fixed (R1H1 of Risk and Hardship Matrix)
  • Dress Allowance (Kit Maintenance Allowance, Uniform Allowance Subsumed in Dress Allowance): Rs. 20,000/- per year
  • Siachen Allowance: Rs. 42,500/- per month.
  • Risk and Hardship Allowance as applicable
  • Field Area Allowances (For Lieutenant and above posts): Rs. 6300-16900 per month
  • High Altitude Allowances (for Lieutenant and above posts): Rs. 3400-25000 per month
  • Other allowances as applicable.
 
Indian Army Allowances

Benefits:
  • 20 days Casual Leaves
  • Encashment of Leaves
  • Study Leaves
  • Retirement Gratuity
  • Lifetime Pension

Pension after retirement:
@50% of the Salary / emoluments last drawn or average of last 10 months emoluments drawn, whichever is more beneficial.
 

Pay Matrix of Defence Forces:

Below you can check Pay Matrix of Defence Forces with Starting and Last Basic Pay of all level of posts with Pay Scale and Grade Pay.

Defence Forces Pay Matrix Levels

Indian Army Salary of Various posts:
Total Salary is the sum of basic pay and allowances. Below you can check Starting Total salary of various posts for new appointments.
The starting basic pay of Sepoy (Soldier) / Jawan in Indian Army will be Rs. 21700 per month (Pay Scale Level 3). Total Salary of Sepoy will be Rs. 21700/- plus allowances. 
Naik Pay Scale is PB-1 Level 4 in 7th Defence Pay Matrix with starting basic pay Rs. 25500. Starting Total Salary of Naik will be Rs. 25500 plus applicable allowances. 
Pay Scale of Havildar is PB-1 Level 5 with starting basic pay of Rs. 29200. Havildar Starting Total salary will be Rs. 29200 + allowances.
Pay Scale of Naib Subedar is PB-2 Level 6 with starting basic pay of Rs. 35400. Naib Subedar Starting Total salary will be Rs. 35400 + allowances.
Pay Scale of Subedar is PB-2 Level 7 with starting basic pay of Rs. 44900. Starting Total salary of Subedar will be Rs. 44900 + allowances.
Pay Scale of Subedar Major is PB-2 Level 8 with starting basic pay of Rs. 47600. Starting Total Salary of Subedar Major will be Rs. 47600 + allowances.
Pay Scale of Lieutenant Officer posts is PB-3 Level 10 with starting basic pay of Rs. 56100. Starting Total salary will be Rs. 56100 + allowances.
You can check above given table for other officer posts pay scale and salary.

Promotion criteria:
Indian Army Promotion Criteria

Other Posts Pay Scale:

Post Name

Level in Pay Matrix

Pay Scale

MTS

Level 1

18000-56900

LDC, Cook

Level 2

19900-63200