UPSC CDS Recruitment 2021

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Feb 7, 2021

Apr 7, 2021

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As per the course that is chosen in an application and performance in SSB interview along with the marks scored in the written exam, the aspirants will be assigned duties in the Army. Payscale, allowances and facilities available that apply to the respective posts should be considered by the candidates attempting the CDS Examination.

Generally, 61 varieties of facilities, benefits, and allowances are offered to the Army in general on an Average. After 6th and 7th pay commission, pay scale offered initially will be increased. We will cover the pay scale, grade pay and several benefits and allowances offered to top officers in INA, IMA and AFA in this article.

Here you can know about 

  • CDS Entry-level Officer Payscale
  • Rank wise Grade Pay
  • All type Allowances
  • Benefits

(A). Payscale of Army Officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy:

Rank

Level

Payscale

Lieutenant

10

INR 56100- INR 177500

Captain

10

INR 61300- INR 193900

Major

11

INR 69400- INR 207200

Lieutenant Colonel

12 A

INR 121200- INR 212400

Colonel

13

INR 130600- INR 215900

Brigadier

13 A

INR 139600- INR 217600

Major General

14

INR 144200- INR 218200

Lieutenant General HAG Scale

16

INR 182200- INR 224400

HAG+Scale

16

INR 205400- INR 224400

VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)

17

INR 225000(fixed)

COAS

18

INR 250000(fixed)

(B). Military Service Pay to the officer is as follows:

Rank

Pay

Lieutenant to Brigadier

INR 15500 p.m. (fixed)

(C). Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training:

Rank

Pay

Stipend to male and female candidates during IMA and OTA training period

INR 56100 p.m (fixed)

UPSC CDS 2021 Allowances:

(A). Flying allowance: The Pilots and Corps serving in the Airforce receive a flying allowance as under:

Rank

Level

Pay

Lieutenant and above

Level 10

INR 25000 p.m (fixed)

(B). Other Allowances:

Allowance

Pay

Dearness Allowance

At the same rates as civilian allowance

Kit maintenance or Dress Allowance

INR 20000 p.a.

(C). Field Officer Allowance: Allowances for those who are working in field areas are:

Rank

Level

HAFA

Field Area

MoD Field Area

Lieutenant and above

Level 10 and above

16900

10500

6300

(D). High Altitude Allowance: Allowance for Officers who work in high altitude areas are:

Rank

Level

CAT-I(PM)

CAT-II(PM)

CAT-III(PM)

Lieutenant and above

Level 10 and above

3400

5300

25000

(E). Siachen Allowance: Siachen Allowance will be INR 42,500/- per month.

(F). Transport Allowance: The following transport allowance is provided:

Pay Level

Higher TPTA Cities(INR Per month)

Other Places(INR Per month)

9 and above

INR 7200+DA thereon

INR 3600+DA thereon

(G). Children Education Allowance: INR 2250/- per month per child for two children only CEA is admissible from Nursery to 12th Classes.

UPSC CDS 2021 Service Conditions & Career Prospects as Per Course:

(A). Indian Military Academy, Dehradun: Candidates selected will undergo a course of training for about 18 months.

  • Posting: Army officers are liable to serve anywhere in India and abroad.

  • Promotion: The following are the service limits for the grant promotion to higher ranks:

Rank

Service Time

Lieutenant

On completion of Training

Captain

2 years

Major

6 years

Lieutenant Colonel

13 years

Colonel (TS)

26 years

Colonel

15 years

Brigadier

23 years

Major General

25 years

Lieutenant General

28 years

General

No Restrictions

(B). Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala: Candidates that are selected will undergo training in the Graduate Cadet Special Entry Scheme (GSES) Course.

  • Probation: The candidates shall remain under probation until completion of initial training which is as follows:
Training course and Period

Training Course

Period

Naval Orientation Course at INA, Ezhimala

44 weeks

Officers Sea Training at Training Ship

06 months

Sub-Lieutenant Afloat training

06 months

Sub-Lieutenant (Technical course)

32 weeks

Full Naval watch-keeping Certificate

06-09 months

(C). Air Force Academy, Hyderabad: The approximate duration of training for Flying Branch (Pilots) at the Air Force Academy will be 74 weeks and pass out to the rank of Flying Officer.

  • Promotion: Promising officers have a fair chance of getting higher promotions to air ranks—Air Commodore, Air Vice Marshal and Air Marshal.
CDS Officers Rank

RankCDS Officers Rank

Service Time

Flight Lieutenant

2 years

Squadron Leader

6 years

Wing Commander

13 years

Group Captain

26 years

Note: Grant of Group Captain (select) and higher 43 ranks is only by selections

(D). Officer's Training Academy, Chennai: Candidates selected will undergo a course of training at the Officers’ Training Academy, for an approximate period of 49 weeks.

  • Probation: The probationary period for an Officer is 6 months from the date they receive their commission.

  • Posting: Personnel granted Short Service Commission is liable to serve anywhere in India and abroad on selected appointments as decided by IHQ MOD (Army) from time to time.

  • Promotion: The male and female candidates in the Short Service Commission will be eligible for promotion as under:

CDS Officers Rank

Rank

Service Time

Captain

2 years

Major

6 years

Colonel

13 years

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