Indian Army Officers Salary Structure – SSB Indian Army Pay Scale

This article is dedicated to the candidates who are trying to get the job in Indian Army from SSB. So here I am going to tell you about the Salary structure of Indian Army officer. Here you will know about pay scales or pay bands, grade pay and MSP of Indian army officers who enters through SSB. The official website of SSB is

Indian Army is one of the best Army in the world. In fact Indian Army is the third largest Army in the World. There are frequent entry in the Indian Army through SSB for men & women. There are so many SSB aspirants who are trying to get a job in Indian Army through SSB. The number of attempt to go in SSB is unlimited until your maximum age is over. For the encouragement of candidates there is no limit for a candidate to appear in the SSB. This article is dedicated to all the SSB aspirants who are trying to clear SSB. After reading this article you will be able to know the pay band & the incentives that an officer in Indian Army enjoys.

This will be a motivational stuff for you . After you finish you will get to know the pay scale & the allowances that you will get after getting selection in the SSB.

Check SSB Indian Army Pay Scale

Indian army has a lot more to give if you are selected into it. The candidates who gets the selection in the Indian Army will be provided so many allowances other than pay. So if you are willing to join Indian Army then there are so many things that are waiting for you. So get up & know what are incentives you will get in department.

Indian Army Officers Salary Structure

Indian Army Officers Salary Structure

After 7th pay commission there are so many increment in Indian Army. The CTC of an officer in Indian Army is 80,000 per month.

The Ministry of Defence the new salary structure of Indian Army. The pay & allowances of Indian Army is one of the best as compared to any Indian Government department. In fact Indian Army is the only department where you will get the pension after retirement. Now after OROP(One Rank One Pension) . OROP means a Army person who retire at a post will get the pension same as other officer on same rank no matter he retires on any time.

As you know there are so many rank in Indian Army. if you will be selected in Indian Army then you will get so many opportunities to be a better person in society. There are so many steps in the stair in which you can climb to the success & growth. We have written all of them so that you get the exact limit where you can reach if you are selected in Indian Army.

Lieutenant rank

Lieutenant rank is the first rank that is given to a candidate who completes the training in the Training Institute. The pay scale of Lieutenant rank is 15600 – 39100 who lies pay band 3. The grade pay of Lieutenant is 5400 per month. The Military Service Pay or MSP is Rs. 6000 payment. After the allowances in the payment are added , the cash in hand is given as 80,000 per month.

Captain rank

After a Lieutenant serves in Indian Army for two years he gets a promotion to captain in Army. An Army person of captain rank gets a pay scale of 15600 – 39100 which changes as the 7th pay commission has been granted by the budget. A captain receives 7000 rupees grade pay, 1000 rupees more than a lieutenant. Military Service Pay of a captain is 6700 rupees per month.

Major rank

After a captain is promoted , he is named as major in Indian Army. A major in Indian Army gets pay scale of 15600 – 39100. The grade pay is 6600 . The Military Service Pay of a Major is 6000 rupees per month. The total cash in hand for a major is one lakh rupees per month.

Lieutenant Colonel rank

Major is promoted to Lieutenant Colonel rank after the few years of service. The pay band 4 for Lieutenant Colonel rank is 37400-67000 rupees. Now Lieutenant Colonel gets eight eight thousand rupees per month and six thousand rupees. So a Lieutenant Colonel gets two lakh rupees in hand in the lieu of his service.

Colonel rank

Lieutenant Colonel is promoted to Colonel. The pay scale or pay band of Colonel is 37000-67000 rupees. A colonel in Indian Army gets a pay band of  8700 rupees grade pay and 6000 rupees as MSP  on monthly basis. The cash in hand that comes in hand is 2 lakh to 3 lakh rupees.

Brigadier rank

The further promotion that is given to a Colonel after some years of service is Brigadier. The pay scale of Grade pay is 8700 rupees and 6000 rupees as MSP. The cash in hand that comes in hand is 2 lakh to 3 lakh rupees.

Major General Rank

The promotion of Brigadier is for Major General Rank. The grade pay of Major General Rank is ten thousand rupees. The basic pay of Major General rank is 37400 – 67000 rupees.The cash in hand that comes in hand is 4 lakh rupees.

Lieutenant General rank

The pay scale of Lieutenant General rank in Indian army has a pay band of 67000 – 79000 rupees. There is no  grade pay or MSP for a Lieutenant General rank. The total monthly payment of a Lieutenant General rank is four and half lakh rupees.

General rank

This is the highest rank in Indian Army. The pay band is fixed on ninety thousand rupees per month. The total monthly payment of a Lieutenant General rank issix to seven lakh rupees per month.

Indian Army Officers Salary Structure

To be selected as a lieutenant is one of the dream job for many people. The minimum age for a candidate for Lieutenant is 21 years of age. Here I am going to tell you the pay scale of officers.

 LIEUTENANT PB-3/15600-39100 5400 5400
 CAPTAINPB-3/15600-391006100 6000
 MAJORPB-3/15600-39100 6600 6000
 LT COLONEL PB-4/37400-67000 8000 6000
 COLONELPB-4/37400-67000 8700 6000
BRIGADIERPB-4/37400-670008900 6000
 LT GENERAL 67000 – (annual
increment @ 3%)
HAG + Scale 75500 – (annual
increment @ 3%)
 HAG + Scale 75500 – (annual
increment @ 3%)
  Lt Gen80000 NIL NIL


  • Field Area Allowance : This changes to the area where you are posted. The minimum allowance for anybody is Rs. 4200/-PM.
  • High Altitude :- The officers who are posted in High Attitude/Uncongenial ,Climate
    Officers Posted in Siachen. The officer gets 11200 per month.
 Allowances Applicable for which rank Rates
 Hard AreaPosted in Hard Area 25% of Basic Pay
 High Altitude/Uncongenial Climate SiachenPosted in High Altitude/Uncongenial Climate Officers Posted in Siachen11200/-14000/-PM
Highly active Field Area Allowance Field Area Allowance Modified Field Area AllowanceHighly Active Field Area Officer Posted at Field Area Officer Posted at Modified Field Area6780/-PM, 4200/-PM, 1600/-PM
 Flying Pay Parachute PayArmy Aviators Officers Posted in Active Parachute BNs/Regt9000/-PM, 1200/-PM
 Special Forces AllowanceOfficers posted in Special Forces 9000/- PM
 Transport Allowance All Officers Rs. 3200/-+DA PM in A1/A cities and Rs 1600/-+DA PM at other places
 House Rent Allowance officers without accommodation 10-30% of Basic Pay
 Kit Maintenance AllowanceAll Officers  400/- PM
 Uniform Allowance (Outfit Allowance) All Officers14000/- and 3000/- every Three Years
Qualification Pay/Grant for Service Courses All Officers undergoing specified coursesRs. 6000/- to 20000/-
Instructional AllowanceOfficers Posted as Instructors in SiachenRs. 1800

How to Apply for SSB Indian Army

As you are a SSB aspirant you need to make a habit to visit the website of SSB. The various job notification are provided in the official website of SSB. You have to apply for it as soon as you will be seeing any of them.

  1. Open the official website of SSB i.e.
  2. As you will open the website , you will see a link that is for recruitment.
  3. Now you will be directed to a new page which will show you the recruitment links.
  4. Download the official notification & read it carefully.
  5. After you finish reading your doubts about the recruitment process will be cleared.
  6. After this click on the Apply Online link.
  7. A form will be opened on the screen.
  8. Fill all the details in your form.
  9. Submit the form by clicking on the submit button.
  10. Now download a acknowledge for the future use.
  11. Check the important dates useful in the process.

After you applied for the SSB. You will receive a call letter from a SSB center. This SSB center will conduct the test for you. After you start the journey, you need to check the details that are needed to appear in SSB.

Army Service Selection Board Pay Chart

The summary for all the article is written here with small information.

  • Name of the Organisation: Services Selection Board
  • Name of the Post: Officer in Indian Army
  • Category: Pay Scale
  • Job Location: Anywhere in India
  • Official Site:

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