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New Pay Band of Defence Force Officers: Sixth Pay Commission

The Government of India has come out with the guidelines relating to the grant of New Pay Band of Defence Force Officers. In the article below, we aim to provide the same guidelines as per the New Pay Band of Defence Force Officers for Central Government Servants. Wikipedia has the following article on the Sixth Pay Commission of India.
New Pay Band of Defence Force Officers Sixth Commission Government SalaryBelow is the text that appears in the official Memorandum from the Joint Secretary and has been sent to all Ministries/Departments for their perusal.

Recommendation of Sixth Central Pay Commission - Decision of Government relating to the New Pay Band of Defence Force Officers to the Central Government Servants - Revised Rates (All Salaries quoted in Indian Rupees).


Post Pay Band Grade Pay Military Service Pay #
Lieutenant / equivalent 15600-39100 5400 6000
Capt / equivalent 15600-39100 6100 6000
Major / equivalent 15600-39100 6600 6000
Lt. Col / equivalent 15600-39100 7600 6000
Colonel/equivalent @ 37400-67000 8700 6000
Brigadier/equivalent @ 37400-67000 8900 6000
Major Gen/equivalent 37400-67000 10000 Nil*
Lt Gen / equivalent 37400-67000 12000 Nil
Vice Chiefs and Army Cdr / equivalent 80000 (Fixed) Nil Nil
Service Chiefs 90000 (fixed) Nil Nil


# No arears on account of Military Service Pay shall be payable.

* The element of Military Service Pay shall be taken on account for purposes of fitment at the time of promotion from Brigadier/equivalent to Major General / equivalent.

@ Colonels and Brigadiers to be placed in the Revised Pay Band IV (Rs. 37400-67000/-)

State Wise Salary Hike details are covered in the links of the article: State Wise Salary Hike Details of Sixth Pay Commission. Please refer to the article and click on your respective state wise link for news and other information.

Link To: Dearness Allowance: Sixth Central Pay Commission Recommendation

Link To: Revised Pay Scales, New Pay Bands Finalized by the Government

Links To: Sixth Pay Commission: Perks, Arrears, Increments & Key Points
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Anonymous said...(on 5 September 2008 at 09:58 )  

Government servants falling in the PB 3 are the worst victims of the new pay bands. Why no body is raising voice against this injustice and anamoly. The gap between PB 3 and PB 4 is very high and beyond comprehension. The Govt should look into this anamoly immediately and rectify it by either revising the PB 3 upwardly, say to 25600 - 49100 or creating a new pay band with the same range for Dy Secretary, Director,DIG grade/Lt.Col, Col,Brigadier

Anonymous said...(on 8 September 2008 at 19:22 )  

There is a feeling that MSP is not effective from 01 jan 2006 to deny the pension benefits to old pensioners.
It will be considered for pension purposes for the new pensioners.

Anonymous said...(on 19 September 2008 at 01:15 )  

It is high time for the powers that be to do justice to the cutting edge of Indian Army, i.e. Majors and Lt Cols, the ones who bear the biggest brunt in all operations. A frustation in this faction can be disastrous to the entire country!

krishanlaljaspal said...(on 22 September 2008 at 01:40 )  

REMOVAL OF DISPARITIES OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL
1. It is submitted that the defense services officers of all the three services have been scandalously, shamefully and outrageously desecrated, disgraced, dishonored, besmirched and degraded as can be seen from the notification of 6th pay commission report. The public opinion is that this is the first time, when the defense persons have been treated so poorly. This fact can be seen from the past records of earlier pay commission reports. Therein, you will find that the Defense Services officers were given better pay, and allowances than all the Civil Services and Para Military Forces officers. Rather, this is the first time, when Civil Services, Para Military Forces officers and many others holding equivalent and/or even lower posts than their counter parts in defense services are given higher pay and allowance/Grade Pay.
2. It is needless to emphasize that the financial benefit to the defense officers definitely has to be kept in mind. This is emphatically important considering their service conditions and low retirement age. However, their prestige, dignity and honor is rather that of more importance for them, which must not be destroyed, degraded and tarnished as has been done in the notified 6th Pay Commission Report. This statement is evident from the fact the seniority and status of all the Govt. employees will be determined by the Grade Pay of all the officials in accordance with the 6th pay commission report.
3. Nevertheless, the three Chiefs of Defense Services have pointed out the degradation with vivid disparities in the Gde. Pay of some of the defense officers of the rank of Lt. Cols., Lt. Gens. and equivalent ranks of all three services, which will have adverse effects during the joint operations.
4. With due apology, I wish to mention that in addition to the above, there are still number of more grave and worst disparities in the cases of officers of the ranks of Majors, captains and Lieutenants, and equivalent ranks of all three services as well as trainees of these services.
5. You may kindly see that the pre-revised scales of pay of civil services officers falling in S-21, S-22, and S-23 were much less then the pay scale of Majors and equivalent ranks of all three services. Irrespective of this fact; in accordance with the 6th pa commission report notifications, the Civilian Officers of the categories mentioned ibid are given the Grade Pay of Rs. 7600/-, where as all officers of the rank of Majors and equivalent ranks of all three services have been given the Grade pay of Rs. 6600/- only.
6. In addition, the Chief Nursing Officers of Para Military Services, the Principals of schools, Education Officers, Assistant Directors and Managers, whose pre-revised scales were 10000-15200; all of them have now been given the Grade Pay of Rs. 7600/-, whereas, the officers of the rank of Majors and equivalent ranks of all three services, earlier drawing much higher pay scale than them, have been given the Grade pay of Rs. 6600/- only.
7. The degradation of Defense Services Officers does not end here itself. If you peruse the VI CPC report and notifications thereto, you will see, that the ‘Vice Principal Grade I’ and Post Graduate Teacher Grade I of schools whose pre-revised scale was 8000-13200 are now given the Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/-, but in the case of the officers of the rank of Captains and equivalent ranks of all three services, whose pre-revised pay was much higher than the officials mentioned above are given Grade Pay of 6100/- only. Likewise, the pre-revised pay scale of the officers of the rank of Lieutenants and equivalent ranks of all three services was starting from Rs 8250/ which is more than the officials mentioned ibid, their Grade Pay is given just Rs. 5400/- only
8. From the above, you can very well see that this the first time when the defense services officers of all the three services alone have been scandalously, shamefully and outrageously desecrated, disgraced, dishonored, besmirched and degraded.
9. Further, it may be seen that any officers or officials of Central or State Govt. join any service in any post, they start getting their full pay and allowances from the day they join the service. Rather, they are paid their full pay and allowances during their training period, irrespective of duration of their training. In the cases Officers and PBOR of Defense services, they are paid just stipend during the period of their initial training. Such a big discrimination and injustice must not be done to the defense services personnel alone.
10. The 6th Pay Commission and the Govt. has very kindly recommended and accepted the prolonged and long standing/awaited demand of Military Service Pay (‘MSP’) of defense personnel. But, it is highly unjustified as to why the MSP should not be applicable w. e. f. the day the 6th pay commission is effective. Were the soldiers not the part of defense forces and/or they have not been performing their duties since 1 Jan 2006? If they are legitimate part of defense forces and have been performing their duties since 1 Jan 2006 and the 6th Pay commission is since effective from 1 Jan 2006, the MSP must be given to them w.e.f that very date and the arrears whatever due should be paid accordingly.
11. Further, Military Service Pay is since the Pay, it is highly illogical not to considered it to calculate dearness allowance and increments on this pay. It may be noted that the Central Govt. has agreed to pay dearness allowance on the Transport Allowance. It is surprising to note that when the tpt. allowance is an allowance and not the pay, the dearness allowance is permitted on it, but the MSP is the Pay, yet, it is not considered for the purpose. Hence, the Govt. must reconsider its decision to pay dearness allowance on MSP as well as, it must be included to calculate increments w.e.f. 01 Jan 2006 please.
12. In view of the foregoing, an earnest appeal is made to the Prime Minister, Defense Minister, Finance Minister and all other authorities to do justice to the Defense Officers and PBOR of all the three services to look into the matter judiciously, restore their status and dignity and give them their due as suggested below:-
(a). In the cases of Lt. Generals, Lt. Colonels and PBOR, as taken up by the Chiefs of three Defense Services.
(b). In the case of the officers of the rank of Majors and equivalent ranks of all three services, the Grade pay of Rs. 7600/- be given.
(c). In the case of the officers of the rank of Captains and equivalent ranks of all three services, the Grade pay of Rs. 6600/- be given.
(d). In the case of the officers of the rank of Lieutenants and equivalent ranks of all three services, the Grade pay of Rs. 6100/- be given.
(e). Give full pay, allowances and Grade Pay to all the Officers and PBOR of Defense services during the period of their initial training as is being done in the case of other Central and State Govt. Officials.
13. If suggestions recommendations above are accepted, it is assured that it will have great impact to raise the morale of Defense Services Personnel and attract desired, rather better talents to join Military Services, thus huge vacancies of officers existing since long will be made up. This will prove to be in the best interest of the nation and national security.
Thanks.
Yours truly,
Kishan.

John said...(on 11 October 2008 at 05:01 )  

their is very little difference between Lt and Lt Col who is serving in army for last 24 years it will be approx 3000. where as in civil same counterpart is fitted in to the PB 4( in case of LT Col especially. How could they expect that LT col will work than if he is not suitably rewarded. and last not least 1.1.2004 there is no pesion benefit is available to defence person's serving in forces as per my understanding indicated in www.finmin.nic.in more clarication is required, they are making mockery of whole defence forces

Anonymous said...(on 11 October 2008 at 05:11 )  

To Krishanlaljaspal
You have covered all the points and IF it is accepted than it will be great.

Anonymous said...(on 11 October 2008 at 05:13 )  

there is anomol in payscale of defence forces and their civil counterpart.

Anonymous said...(on 11 October 2008 at 05:35 )  

if this country cannot pay salary at par with the I.A.S & I.P.S. to its defence officers than why doesnot this government either disband the military or accept the resignations of the defence forces officers on priority. A NATION WHICH HAS NO RESPECT FOR THE DEFENCE PERSONEL MAYNOT REMAIN INDEPENDENT FOR LONG AND OUR OWN HISTORY IS THE BEST EXAMPLE OF THIS STATEMENT. secondly let our super efficient buerocrats and police force take onthe defence of this country to include rescueing children from borewells hereafter.

Anonymous said...(on 16 October 2008 at 12:00 )  

A very good job kishan I only hope the good sense will prevail and honour of our soldiers will be restored.I will request the people who matter not to play with the the sentiments of our forces. In the meantime I will request all not to unnecessary drag other services to draw any parallel or undermine their staus or utility to the nation. I fully agree with you that MSP should be effective from 01jan2006.I fully endorse your views.

Anonymous said...(on 16 October 2008 at 12:07 )  

I think the issues relating to allowances for armed forces are highlighted unnecessrily if you read between the lines all govt employees are eligible for similar or may be better allowances under different heads and categories, so it is not only the Armed Forces but holds good for all the govt employees deployed in such ares or conditios.So to single out Army for getting special privilege in terms of allowances is also not correct.

Xaviers said...(on 22 October 2008 at 23:43 )  

Where goes the ethics and honour when the defence force personnel do all law breaking acts , knowingly, for the sake of money and to project superiority - breaking rules of the land, claiming transport allowance even when travelling by Govt Vehicle always, claiming HRA when residing in Govt accomodation of parents, relatives and friends, distributing liquer to civilan people to get our things done, getting items from CSD for relatives and friends, distributing the free ration among friends and relatives and servant.....list continues.......PLEASE dont reply to this comment but do introspection

Pawan Rathore said...(on 22 October 2008 at 23:50 )  

the pay scale of a captain was more than a Assistant Commandant AC but less that Deputy Commandant DC in a paramilitary...similarly going to all scales in defence and paramilitay say Brigadiar was a scale below tha IG but a little higher that DIG....so now why do you project it in such a wrong manner....dont you feel that you are trying to hide the facts by shouting on them. Do you feel justince in your asking to make grade pay of captain equivalet to that of a DC or grade pay of Brigadier equivalent to that of an IG ??? please have a detailed knowledge of the grades of the 5th pay commission before commenting

Anonymous said...(on 25 October 2008 at 19:19 )  

Defence forces personnel are also citizen of the country. They are always ready to die ( Sole -Dier) for the country. Unfortunately God has not made different variety of man for Sole dier. They also have families to look after. May the Indian Civilian national be aware of it. If these sons of mother India are not required the finance ministry / Govt of India may issue necessary notification for laying off them. May God bless Indian babudom with anti armed forces attitude. This would certainly help many Indians to save their lives like civilians and many parents to happily live their full lives with less tensions and with their children.

k123 said...(on 25 October 2008 at 19:26 )  

Defence forces personnel are also citizen of the country. They are always ready to die ( Sole -Dier) for the country. Unfortunately God has not made different variety of man for Sole dier. They also have families to look after. May the Indian Civilian national be aware of it. If these sons of mother India are not required the finance ministry / Govt of India may issue necessary notification for laying off them. May God bless Indian babudom with anti armed forces attitude. This would certainly help many Indians to save their lives like civilians and many parents to happily live with their children who otherwise would have been soldiers living the lives of banjara *vagabonds'. GOI pl act in time before the bubble bursts and .............

Anonymous said...(on 26 November 2008 at 01:38 )  

Who is bothered about defence forces, not this Govt. If army revolts then it shall be curtains for all so let us look after them and give them what is rightfully due to them.
God save us from a demoralized defence forces

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