PAY, PERKS AND ALLOWANCES

by Uday Kumar on March 30, 2009

PAY STRUCTURE, ALLOWANCES, BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS

AFTER SIXTH PAY COMMISSION IN ARMED FORCES

The sixth pay commission has actually come in the right time when the global economy was in a downfall. The cries of the defense forces have been addressed to. Though not fully satisfied with the outcome of the pay commission implementation, still the faujis are happy for whatever they have got. Unlike companies and other government organizations the armed forces cannot strike for increase in wages at any point of time. It is the pay commission which fixes their salary once in 10 years and it increases with increase in DA every time the DA increases. Since I received some queries relating to the pay and perks in the forces I thought that it would be beneficial if I put the pay structure of officers…

PAY STRUCTURE

The rank structure is of army followed by navy and then by the air force.

SR.NO.

RANK

PAY/

BAND

SCALE

PAY BAND/SCALE

GRADE

PAY

MSP

1.

LIEUTENANT,

SUB LIEUTENANT,

FLYING OFFICER

PB-3

15600-39100

5400

6000

2.

CAPTAIN,

LIEUTENANT,

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT

PB-3

15600-39100

6100

6000

3.

MAJOR,

LT.COMMANDER,

SQN.LEADER

PB-3

15600-39100

6600

6000

4.

LT.COLONEL,

COMMANDER,

WING COMMANDER

PB-4

37400-67000

7600

6000

5.

COLONEL,

CAPTAIN,

GROUP CAPTAIN

PB-4

37400-67000

8700

6000

6.

BRIGADIER,

COMMODORE,

AIR COMMODORE

PB-4

37400-67000

8900

6000

7.

MAJ.GENERAL,

REAR ADMIRAL,

AIR VICE MARSHAL

PB-4

37400-67000

10000

6000

8.

LT.GENERAL,

VICE ADMIRAL,

AIR MARSHAL

PB-4

37400-67000

12000

6000

9.

CHIEF OF COMMANDS

APEX SCALE

80000

-

-

10.

CHIEF OF ARMY, NAVY,AIRFORCE

CHIEF

90000

-

-

I thought that putting the pay scale will also enable me to pen down the rank structure in the armed forces which every Indian must be well verse with. But sadly in our country these things are not emphasized on. Recently I met my 12 year old niece from the UK and to my astonishment she was very much aware of the rank structure in all the three forces in UK. I thought it is a must know information which we must be aware and also educate our young ones further on to these topics. So my endeavor in this aspect stands succeeded.

ALLOWANCES

All allowances are non taxable …

a) FLYING ALLOWANCE: 14,000

b) SUBMARINE ALLOWANCE: 14,000

c) HARDLYING AREA ALLOWANCE: 14,000

d) LADAKH AND HIGH ALTITUDE ALLOWANCE: 14,000

e) DIVERS ALLOWANCE: 7000

f) OBSERVERS ALLOWANCE: 14000

g) ANDAMAN &NICOBAR ALLOWANCE: 7000

h) TECHNICAL ALLOWANCE: 5000

i) SAILING ALLOWANCE: 5200

j) COMMANDO ALLOWANCE:14,000

k) TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE:3200+DAthereon (A class cities)

1600+DAthereon (B class cities)

l) MARINE COMMANDO ALLOWANCE: 18000

m) OUTFIT ALLOWANCE

n) HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE

o) NAVIGATORS ALLOWANCE

p) PARACOMMANDO ALLOWANCE

BENEFITS

It is needless to say about the various benefits that a defense officer avails in his life but I thought it would be nice to bring out some of the salient ones in order to tell the budding aspirants that they will have a wonderful life ahead. It is said that the person who enjoys the maximum from the various benefits that a defense officer gets are his wife and his dog. It is just to put across the point in a hilarious way that lots of facilities are available for enjoyment in life of an officer.

a) The residential areas of the defense forces are in the heart of the city where ever they are. The quarters that they get are some of the best planned and built in a serene atmosphere. I can give you this much of assurance that it will be located in a silent, pollution free, with sports field, with school and with a park/common garden.

b) The swimming pools present in defense establishments are some of the nations best and available free of cost for all personal and families. And it is a matter of fact that every residential area has got a minimum of one pool.

c) The golf courses available for officers are of highest standard and they are available free of cost.

d) Tennis courts and squash courts membership are given freely and compulsorily to all officers and families.

e) The CSD canteen facility is one of the salient features of the armed forces which nobody in the country are blessed with. All household items are available at a subsidized rate, well below the MRP.

f) Military hospital and command hospitals are present to take care of the personal and their families. All kinds of treatment and surgeries are conducted for service personal and their dependents free of cost.

g) Army schools, navy schools, air force schools and kendriya vidyalaya are present in each and every unit to impart education to wards of service personal. The fees here are too little.

h) Free Air fare for officers and families for traveling are provided twice a year. Free railway warrants are admissible in AC 2 and 3 tier for all personal twice a year and at half rate at 6 times in a year.

i) 60 days of annual leave, 20 days of casual leave and 30 days of furlough leave are available every year. Study leave of 2 years and sick leave are also admissible.

j) Opportunity to do courses and even post graduation in foreign countries are available to officers.

THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL THE BENEFITS OR PERKS WHATEVER YOU MAY CALL IS THE JOB SATISFACTION AND SELFESTEEM THAT YOU GET OUT OF THE SERVICE.

ONE LAST IMPORTANT THING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU IS THAT IT IS NOT A JOB- IT IS A SERVICE TO THE NATION.

{ 89 comments… read them below or add one }

1 TVSSAN Murthy April 21, 2009 at 5:35 am

LtCol grade pay and band pay are not yet finalised. It is good if you can give correct information after offcial announcement

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2 Kumar April 21, 2009 at 8:45 am

Mr.Murthy , i was happy to see the keen interest with which you have gone through my blog. in replying to your comment i would like to clarify that “the pay band and grade pay of lt.col is finalised”. i had clarified and confirmed with various sources that the pay band of lt.col remains to be in PB-3 until 15years of service and later on becomes PB-4 after 15 years. since an officer can become lt.col after 13years(minus seniority) of service he will remain in PB-3 until 15 years of service and switch over to the basic pay of PB-4 after 15 years in the same rank. “but the grade pay will be of a lt.col right from the day he becomes a lt.col(13 years)”. so i think i have answered your question…

3 Venu April 22, 2009 at 3:04 am

Hi,
That was very informative. Could you please provide an update on the delay in actually giving the PB-4 salaries to Lt-Cols?

regards

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4 Kumar April 22, 2009 at 8:21 am

Mr.Venu, thank you for your regards. i would like to tell you right from the beginning as to why this thing happened. in the 4th pay commission the armed forces officers were kept in a pay scale that was greater than that of civil gazetted officers (civil services). in the 5th pay commission this changed and the armed forces officers and civil services officers were kept in the same pay scale. but in the 6th pay commission this changed, the armed forces officers were kept in a pay band lower than that of civil services by the time they reach 15years of service .because after 15 of service a civil services officer jumps to PB-4 but a Lt.col remains to be in PB-3 until he becomes a Col (min 18 years). this thing was taken seriously by the service chiefs and after lot of negotiation, the govt has agreed to place Lt.col in pay band-4(PB-4) after 15 years of service.hence the delay. chief of naval staff Adm.Sureesh Mehta has played a vital role in ensuring that armed forces officers get their bit.

5 jago re! April 22, 2009 at 11:58 am

Officers always lament just for their problems and not even talk about PBORs who have got similar problems.

Here are some examples which shows that PBORs too have been given less grade pay and placed in lower pay bands as compared with their civilain counterparts:

1. LAC Group X, old scale 4025-60-4925 Grade pay 2000.
Corporal Group X, old scale 4150-70-5200 Grade pay 2400.
Station Officer in Fire fighting staff old scale 4000-100-6000 grade pay 2800.

2. Sergeant Group X (Diploma Scale), old scale 5000-100-6500 Grade pay 2800.
Head Clerk/Assistant Gr II/Steno/Primary Teacher Gr III old scale 4500-7000 Grade pay 4200 (PB2).

3. JWO Group X, old scale 5770-140-8290 Grade pay 4200.
Primary Teacher Gr II old scale 5500-9000 Grade pay 4600.

4. Warrant Officer Group X old scale 6750-190-9790 grade pay 4600.
Primary Teacher Gr I old scale 6500-10500 Grade pay 4800.

5. MWO Group X old scale 7400-200-10200 Grade pay 4800.
Section Officer/PS in Secretariat old scale 6500-10500 Grade pay 4800 on completion of 4 years 5400 (upgraded to PB3).

These are just some examples more can be seen at http://india.gov.in/govt/studies/revised.pdf. I know Grade pay have been determined by taking the higher limit of old scale, but this rule itself is at fault and increases the disparity between soldiers and civilians. In Vth pay CPC increments of PBORs were lesser as compared to civilians, making the higher limit of scale less. The structure old scales of PBORs were different when compared with civilianian counterparts. So they cannot be compared with higer scale of old pay. If some comaprison is to be made it must be on the basis of task they undertake. (A Technician doing the maintenance & servicing on highly sofisticated aircrafts cannot be kept below fire station officer or primary teacher.)

SO OFFICERS PLEASE DON’T EXPRESS THE PROBLEM OF GRADE PAY ONLY AS YOURS, BEACAUSE IT IS THE PROBLEM OF WHOLE SERVICE. JUST TRY TO LOOK INTO THE PROBLEMS OF YOUR SUBORDINATES IN TURN YOU WILL GAIN SOMETHING.

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6 Kumar April 22, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Mr.Disha, i fully agree to your argument. i am in similar thinking as yours. but before giving any comment on your point let me get back with some more analysis and research on your arguments and what the services have done about it…

7 Sanjeev Raghav July 6, 2009 at 10:52 am

THANK YOU FOR GIVING A EDUCATIVE SUMMARY REGARDING RANK AND FILE OF DEFENCE WITH LATES PAY STRUCTURE.

CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT IS THE RETIREMENT AGE OF OFFICERS EMPLOYED IN THE EDUCATION WING OF IAF. SAY IF SOMEONE HAS JOINED EDUCATION WING OF IAF IN 1981-82 WHEN HE WILL RETIRE AND AT WHAT RANK.

WITH GOOD WISHES
SANJEEV

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8 Kumar July 6, 2009 at 1:14 pm

sanjeev i am glad that you are thinking of retirement at this level only. let me first tell you that in the armed forces there are two types of entry for education branch. that is permanent commission and short service commission. in the ssc an officer can serve for a maximum of 13 years only. in the case of permanent commission the age of retirement varies with rank in which the officer is at the time of retiring. if the officer retires as a wing commander then he will retire at the age of 52. if he retires as a group captain then 54. like wise with higher rank the age of retirement increases. this is only to ensure that one officer does not work under his juniors who is in a higher rank.

9 Sanjeev January 18, 2010 at 8:39 am

thanks Kumar for updating regarding the retirement age of officers serving in the education branch of Armed forces.
What is the retirement age for the officer if he holds a rank of Air commodore.
Sanjeev

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10 Sanjeev February 9, 2010 at 8:49 am

thanks Kumar for updating regarding the retirement age of officers serving in the education branch of Armed forces.
What is the retirement age for the officer if he holds a rank of Air commodore.
Sanjeev

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11 Akash March 27, 2010 at 8:47 am

Mr.kumar. The allowances which you say are non taxable. Is it excluding the pay or including it?

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12 Kumar March 29, 2010 at 3:37 am

DEFINITELY THE PAY IS TAXABLE BUT ALLOWANCES ARE NON TAXABLE TO A CERTAIN EXTENT ONLY…THE ALLOWANCES IS EXCLUDED FROM THE PAY…

13 Akash March 27, 2010 at 8:51 am

Example in I.A.F. The flying allowance would b excluding d basic pay, grade pay and M.S.P. Right?

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14 Kumar March 29, 2010 at 3:40 am

YES THE ALLOWANCES ARE DIFFERENT FROM PAY…THE BASIC PAY, MSP AND GRADE PAY ARE ALL DIFFERENT FROM ALLOWANCES…THE FLYING PAY IS EXCLUDED FROM THE BASIC ,GRADE AND MSP.IN ADDITION TO BASIC PAY, GRADE PAY AND MSP THE FLYING ALLOWANCES ARE ADMISSIBLE TO PILOTS ONLY!!!

15 Akash March 27, 2010 at 8:56 am

I had just visited the websites of I.A.F. and army they hv totally different information about the pay offered compared to yours. Pls could u assure that what you have sourced is the latest one?

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16 Akash March 31, 2010 at 10:21 am

May i know the eligibility criterion for joining the armed forces after 10+2.
!’ve just finished my 12th grade and awaiting results. What is the minimum percentage required for joining either of the three forces?

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17 Kumar April 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm

DEPENDS ON WHAT ENTRY YOU WANT TO JOIN…I HAVE SPECIFIED IT IN MY ARTICLES EARLIER

18 Akash April 23, 2010 at 5:18 am

Sir, I’ve finished my 10+2 with pcm, I’m plannin to take up b.com in degree. Is there a possibility of joining the air force?

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19 Kumar April 23, 2010 at 11:02 am

the only possibility lies to join as logistics officer on completing mba…that too if i am not wrong…but if you want to become a pilot then no chance in airforce!!! but there are ample chances in coast gaurd to become a pilot…so have your horizon wider ..you can even join navy as a logistics officer

20 vivek April 27, 2010 at 7:32 am

hi sir approximately how much hours(flying)we can gain in that 10 years.they will allow as to fly in fixedwing or rotarywing..

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21 Kumar April 29, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I THINK THIS QUESTION IS OUT OF MY SCOPE OF REACH…YET I WILL GET YOU THE ANSWER IN A FEW DAYS….

22 Arjun May 2, 2010 at 6:17 am

May I know what is the work of a logistics officer?

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23 Kumar May 3, 2010 at 2:30 pm

a logistics officer is responsible for the various accounts, purchase, provisioning, food, accommodation, pay and perks and all that are related with money

24 Arjun May 6, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Sir, I finished my 12th std but wrote supplementary exam. Can I join the forces?

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25 Arjun May 6, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I did not clear my exam in the first try.

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26 Kumar May 6, 2010 at 4:57 pm

yes, you can join the forces…the requirement is only a class 12th pass…

27 arjun May 7, 2010 at 6:15 am

sir, in my 2nd try in 12th exams i got 48.33% is it still possible because a friend of mine told me i would not get a seat for I.A.F.

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28 arjun May 7, 2010 at 6:17 am

I was told that the cut off is quite high.

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29 Kumar May 9, 2010 at 5:17 am

yes,it is!!!but still you may at least give a try …who knows you may be selected….but which entry are you talking about???

30 Akash May 8, 2010 at 2:26 am

Careerairforce.nic says that to join the I.A.F. Through C.d.s.e. Any graduate degree is accepted. But you have informed that we need a b.sc degree. Could you pls ask any of your friends in the I.A.F. To confirm and pls let me know. Thank you.

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31 Kumar May 9, 2010 at 5:26 am

what i have mentioned is for Indian navy entry only…i have not mentioned about it for the airforce

32 Akash May 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Sir, can I know whether we can apply for army and I.A.F. Or navy at the same time.

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33 Kumar May 9, 2010 at 5:20 am

yes you can apply for all the three at the same time but for different entries only….not in the same entry

34 Arjun May 9, 2010 at 7:38 am

Sir I am asking about the c.d.s.e. Entry.

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35 Akash June 17, 2010 at 6:29 am

Sir, I just heard in d news that the I.A.F. Is planning in giving pc for women. But the rules for ssc is engagement terms of 14yrs non extendable. Is it possible to get pc after 14yrs?

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36 Lokesh June 26, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Sir, i gave my 12th and secured 50.67%.. With physics n maths… I got very les marks in physics(39%) n maths(38%)… Is thre chance to become an airforce pilot?? Wil i get qualified… Kindly reply me as fast as possible

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37 Kumar July 30, 2010 at 9:16 am

NO NOT AT ALL..IF YOU DO WELL IN GRADUATION AND SECURE ABOVE 70 % THEN THERE ARE BRIGHT CHANCES

38 deepak October 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Which are the all allowances going to increase by 25% when DA crosses 50% ?

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39 Kumar October 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm

i didnot understand ur question..

40 krishnan November 22, 2010 at 11:03 am

hello sir,
im going to apply for permanent commissioned officer in the educational branch.my qualification is B.Tech EEE and i have scored only 59% but the eligibility
is 60%,do i hav any chance to get in?plz give me ur suggestion sir.

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41 Kumar November 28, 2010 at 10:12 am

sorry son..you may apply for some other entry..

42 Sunil January 1, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Hello Sir,
At the outset, I wish you a very happy and prosperous year 2011. Please advice me on getting a permanent commission/ SSC in “Medical Core” of Armed Forces after completing BDS (including internship).

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43 Kumar January 11, 2011 at 3:27 pm

no problem son…just lookout for call in he employment news and just apply for it…it is very process…no big ssb for medical entries

44 sudarshan February 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Dear sir, I am a fresher Aeronautical engineer who wish to join IAF under technical branch, I have done one year internship with Air India as well, in 4 different engineering departments like Major Maintenance Division, Power Plant Overhaul, Line Maintenace and Quality Control & Testing. So I wants to know what are the opportunities there for someone like me in IAF ? does these allowances and facilities are same for a fighter pilot officer and technical officer who is doing maintenance engineering job for IAF ?? also being an engineer I just cant restrict myself to maintenance stuff only, I have heard that during kargil war IAF engineers modified their bombs into laser guided bombs, i would love to use my engineering knowledge in high tech stuff like these one, so can you please throw some light on this subject as well ??

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45 sudarshan February 15, 2011 at 4:28 pm

does the officer who joins IAF under SSC gets less benefits, allowance and promotion opportunities than one who joins on the basis of permanent comission ??

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46 arvind April 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm

hi,
i read in a paper that there is shortfall of appx 14000 officers in armed forces,why is this in a country where unemployment is a massive problem,even my neighbourhood can provide them with 30/40 people.

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47 Sushant May 4, 2011 at 5:46 am

Sir i got 65% in 12th can i become air force pilot ?

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48 Prashant February 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Hello sir i am a merchant navy ofsr can i join indian navy or any armed force may be permanant or short service comission

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49 KUMAR February 10, 2012 at 7:58 am

Prashant, yes you can join. But for that you need to be a B.tech holder as per the present policy requirement.B.Sc in nautical science is no more accepted

50 akshay April 27, 2012 at 9:10 am

dear sir,
i would like to know that do we get any flying allowance for flying in indian coast guard.. if yes then how much for an hr?? also would like to know number of hrs. a pilot gets to ICG?? kindly advise..

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51 KUMAR April 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Dear Akshay, You will get flying allowance for flying in coast gaurd. But it is not based on hourly basis. It is on monthly basis.

52 shreya sharma September 6, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Sir, i am going to get married to a Lieutenant in indian navy.. he got selected through UPSC.. i want to know how long can he serve the country, and how much money will he earn monthly ( as i dont understand the pay scale ). hope you will help me.
thank you

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53 uday September 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Dear Miss. Shreya Sharma, I suggest you ask your would be hubby about it..hehehee.. Any ways he can serve the Navy if he has joined after clearing UPSC exam for minimum 20 years and maximm till he retires (after 54yrs based on rank and age)…How much will he earn monthly??? It depends on what branch he is in. If he is a pilot or a submariner or a marine commando he is likely to get 70,000. Otherwise he will get around 50,000.

Regards

54 shakti singh September 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

sir,
i hav passes 10+2 with 67% and currently i’m B.Sc. in animation 2nd year student..
i want to join indian air force as a pilot after my graduation..so am i eligible if i score more than 60% in my graduation?
cureently i’m scoring around 70s…
n which exam should i prefer CDS or AFCAT?
plzzz suggest..

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55 uday1 September 19, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Dear Shakti Singh, you must prefer CDS if you want to join as a pilot

56 shakti singh September 19, 2012 at 8:29 pm

sir,
am i eligible with B.sc. degree in animation for flying branch in air force ?

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57 shakti singh September 23, 2012 at 9:36 am

@admin..plzzz reply my ques..
“am i eligible with B.Sc. degree in animation for joining IAF flying branch “?

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58 Balaji September 25, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Sir,
I am going to attend SSB interview for the post of executive IT officer. I want to know about this post i.e what would be the role of an IT officer in navy.
thanks in advance.

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59 Arjun September 28, 2012 at 8:37 am

Hello Sir,
Now in IAF , a Pilot should serve for 14years in short service commission, so after this will he be getting any contributory pension? And at the time of his retirement what will be his rank? And what are the chances of becoming permanent after 14 years?

Thank you in Advance. waiting for the reply:)

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60 Wajahat November 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Sir, what is the duty schedule of fighter pilots in IAF

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61 Anand November 15, 2012 at 8:33 am

Sir
I’m a sailor in navy my friends r in Delhi police,they say police is better ,so I want to ask which is better service navy or police

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62 raja November 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Sir,
I would like to know whether all these benefit are enjoyed by Indian Coast Guard Officers (Technical Branch)…

I would like to know whether opportunities to pursue higher studies as you mentioned earlier and overseas training are available for these officers??

I would also like to know the career prospects of Indian Coast Guard Technical Officer and their retirement benefits(is pension available for these officers as provided for other armed force officers)??

Sir I have cleared my FSB and medical test and waiting for Merit list to join in this JAN 2013 batch and would appreciate the insights provided by you sir..

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63 Siddharth Thapa November 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Sir, i’ll be completing my M.Sc in physics by the end of april…. What all posts will be available for my qualification in Indian Navy. and plz can u also mention the salary structure…???

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64 sanjay November 26, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Dear sir,

My son is is 9th standard, can you please guide me how should i prepare him for defence services NDA exam.

Thanks,

Regards

Sanjay singh

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65 Giridhar January 21, 2013 at 9:50 am

Dear Uday Kumar,

Thanks for the providing the very good information on the payscales and other various aspects of Officers and Men.

I would like to know, if a person joins as a Techinician in IAF and gets discharged on his own request like higher educational ground after serving the 8 years, 11months and 20 days, is he eligible for any beifits like Medical and CSD Canteen facilities or not ? Any way, i know that he is not eligible for pension.
After serving approximately 9 years (of the vital age period) in the defense forces, will he be called Ex -Service man or not?

Kindly let me Know!

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66 Ashirbad Nayak February 3, 2013 at 1:09 am

Hello,
Suppose a candidate gets through a SSC entry but is desirous to have a PC in the forces. Any special methods that can be applied or does he need to apply with fresh candidates for PC entries?

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67 akshay March 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

is there any difference in salary of a naval pilot and a coastguard pilot?if so how much?

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68 ritesh March 28, 2013 at 12:21 am

Sir i would like to know about the salary of indian coast guard in details. as i have been recommended for it and i am confused about the salary and i would also like to know weather ICG gets the same benefits as other defence forces

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69 Saurabh Kumar May 11, 2013 at 12:03 am

Sir,
I am doing my B.tech in EEE stream. Presently i am in 4th year. Can i join Indian Air Force, Indian Navy or Indian Army?

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70 shashank May 26, 2013 at 4:59 pm

sir,
since you have already served, you must be well knowing about this. so thought of asking…. I am presently under training with Indian army and have friends in all the three services. With what we get to hear, it feels that there is a big anomaly between the net pay in IAF, Navy and Army. Where navy confirms to our standards… and officers gets almost equivalent to what officers in Army does (am talking about the ranks of Lt./ Sub Lt./ Flg. Ofr. ) but the case with air force seems to be totally different. Friends who are training as pilots say that they get the stipend (what we get) but while talking about the engineering officers, who join as U/T FO instead of Gentlemen Cadets like we do in Army, the salary they receive seems to be much higher. As they spoke about their salaries… they said that they do not always get almost fixed amounts and it does vary from sometimes 50-60 000 to as big as 80000. When i asked why, they said they just don’t know. But they have seen their pay slips. And it has been confirmed by multiple people.
From the sound of it, it seems, IAF gives greater salaries to it’s officers than Navy or Army, which seems a little weird. Seems, IAF has it’s own allowances and perks for it’s officers which other service don’t have. And it is evident right from the day One, when you get recommended. Army and Navy don’t give you anything while IAF sends you back with whole lot of goodies..from t-shirts ,bags ,diaries to pen and posters.

Would like to see your view on this. Is it really going out there? such difference in net pay?
please do reply…

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71 shashank May 26, 2013 at 5:03 pm

PS- i am not comapring the salary of U/T FO with a cadet. infact comparing it with an average army officer at LT. rank in same fields like engineering.. with avg. allowances.

72 Pradeep Bhattarai July 31, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Flying Allowance received by Navy Pilots are taxable or exempted…pls help me out from this confussion..????

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73 saurabh nikam August 4, 2013 at 2:02 am

Greetings sir,
Myself SAURABH NIKAM,i am pursuing B.E.(electronics and telecommunication) and in 3rd year with 63%aggregate.i want to join armed forces and want to know the salary and other oppurtunities. i have small problem of eyesight and need suggestion!
please do reply sir

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74 Sandeep September 19, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Hi Sir, I just want to know about job nature of YANTRIK in coast guard. and what is the inhand salary of this YANTRIK post? and how much time it normaly takes to become officer from YANTRIK to officer,
And what is the actually drawbacks in this job?
Please Suggest.
Thanks

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75 Hemant Dubey October 21, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Hello Sir,
I am 22 year old guy, working in Genpact and getting appox.15k inhand and my father is in defence and he is about to retire from Sub.Maj. Now he is forcing me to join the defence but I am worry about my age. I have completed my graduation in 2010 and its been almost 3 yrs. So could you plz clear my hesitation regarding the age and also wanna know about the total salary of an officer.

Regards
Hemant Dubey

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76 Uday Kumar October 22, 2013 at 10:54 am

Do you really want to serve in the armed forces? If yes, salary and age is not a thing to worry about. If you don’t want to serve then DO NOT. If you do it to please your father, you will hate your dad for it and also hate your daily routine. Be strong about what you want in life. Don’t yield to others expectations. Your dad doesn’t own you. You own your life. Disappoint him in this matter. It’s your life! Not his.

77 ashish October 26, 2013 at 6:16 pm

sir plz may i know that whether flying allowance is taxable or not and if not then under which clause??

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78 saran November 7, 2013 at 11:41 am

sir
i had been short listed for navik gd in indian coast guard but i would like to join in indian navy..sir can u tell me how can i join from indian coast guard to indian navy..is there is any possibilities…hope u will reply

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79 OMESH November 7, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Dear sir i had a small chip size fracture in my left foot. will it create any problem?

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80 OMESH November 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Dear sir i had a small chip size fracture in my left foot and my weight is not according to my height. will it create any problem?

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81 OMESH November 8, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Sir, i received a call letter(email) for ssb interview for ssc(logistics)in bhopal at 2 december 2013 this email also contains the name of other candidates. There are total 84 names(including me) in this email, is this a total no. of candidates appearing for ssb interview at bhopal, if yes than how many candidates will be selected for this entry. Sir, i am reading the book of SSB interview by M.L.Batura(Ex AEC), is this book is useful for me.

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82 raj November 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm

hello sir,
i applied to officer (it) as my grudation is BCA and got 65% and will i get interview call ?

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83 Arun December 10, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Sir,
Could you please post some info about coast guard too. I’m blank about the force & the perks it offers. I also want to know the adventurous things in it & hard areas & Peace areas.
Thanks & Regards,
Arun

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84 raj kumar January 21, 2014 at 10:24 pm

how much is the pay difference between coast guard and navy officer?and comparing to life difiiculties and other benifits is coastguard a good carrer or navy???

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85 dillip mohanty April 9, 2014 at 12:43 pm

sir what is the promotion structure of the indian navy?? i m concerned because i don”t want to serve at a particular rank for many years?

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86 vedant April 27, 2014 at 6:33 pm

sir
i am pursuing my diploma in cse, i am in 2nd semester and want to join navy at officers rank what should i do?your help would be extremely useful

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87 PM MENON May 28, 2014 at 9:46 am

Hi All,

Does anybody know if the Rank pay arrears for 1986-92 paid recently after a SC order etc is subject ti Income Tax and if so did the Navpay deduct the tax at source?

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88 S.D.Hegde July 13, 2014 at 8:34 pm

May I know the under what law of IT act the Flying Allowance is non taxable.

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89 S.D.Hegde July 13, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Under What rule Flying Allowances given to Pilots is non taxable

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