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Salary of Lieutenant in Indian Army

Salary of Lieutenant in Indian Army

Indian Army is one of the most Powerful and prestigious Army of the world all because of the brave soldiers who sacrifice their Day and Night in the service of the Nation and fairly India provides a very lucrative Salary and allowances to these heroes, in this article we will discuss the salary and benefits provided to the lieutenant in the Indian Army.

Before furthering into the Details of Salary , i want to quote what Field Marshal Manekshaw once said –

” You won’t be rich! You won’t have wealth, But you will have something much better, Respect in a professional army. You will be respected wherever you go” 

Indian Army Salary Composition

The salary is provided  according to the 7th pay commission and the salaries of Defence personnel fall under level 3 to level 18 of the pay matrix i.e. from INR 21,700/ to  INR 2,50,000/-

The salary of Lieutenant falls under level 10 of pay matrix i.e. INR 56,100/- – INR 1,77,500/-

The salary of Lieutenant consist of  Basic Pay, DA, Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, Tech Pay, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance. These rates are not statutory and are subject to change

Basic Pay

basic pay is the “minimum wage” which provides “not merely for the bare sustenance of life but for the preservation of the efficiency of the workers by providing some measure of education, medical requirements and amenities.” The basic pay for a Lieutenant is 15,600/-

Grade Pay

 The Range of amounts that someone can be paid when they are at a particular level in an organization or job is Grade Pay. Lieutenant are entitled to a basic pay of 5400

Military Service Pay

Military Service pay is the special allowance Military personnel are entitled to for the hardships they bear while providing their precious services to the nation. The MSP provided to a  Lieutenant is INR 15,500/-

Indian Army Salary Chart according to Rank

Rank Level Pay Scale
Lieutenant Level 10 Rs 56,100-1,77,500
Captain Level 10B Rs 61,300-1,93,900
Major Level 11 Rs 69,400-2,07,200
Lt Colonel Level 12A Rs 1,21,200-2,12,400
Colonel Level 13 Rs 1,30,600-2,15,900
Brigadier Level 13A Rs 1,39,600-2,17,600
Major General Level 14 Rs 1,44,200-2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG Scale Level 15 Rs 1,82,200-2,24,100
HAG+Scale Level 16 Rs 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCOAS/Army CDR/ Lieutenant General (NFSG) Level 17 Rs 2,25,000 (fixed)
COAS Level 18 Rs 2,50,000 (fixed)

Allowances For Indian Army Officers

Apart from the Salary the Officers are entitled to different kind of Allowances which are discussed in the table given below.

Allowances Details
Flying Allowance Pilots in Level 10 & above pay scale get Rs 25,000 per month as flying allowance
Dearness Allowance Same rates as applicable to civilian personnel
Kit Maintenance Allowance Rs 20,000 annually
Highly Active Field Area Allowance Rs 16,900 pm
Field Area Allowance Rs 10,500 pm
Modified Field Area Allowance Rs 6,300 pm
High Altitude Allowance Category-I – Rs 3,400 pm Category-II – Rs 5,300 pm Category-III – Rs 25,000 pm
Siachen Allowance Rs. 42,500 pm
Uniform allowance Rs. 20,000 pm
Free Ration Officer in Peace & Filed Areas get Free ration.
Transport Allowance (TPTA) Higher TPTA Cities: Rs 7200 + DA pm Other Places: Rs 3600 +DA pm
Children Education Allowance (CEA) Rs. 2250 pm per child for only eldest two surviving CEA is applicable from kids’ Nursery to 12th class

In Hand Salary of Lieutenant in Indian Army

So from the above information it might be clear to you that Salary of a lieutenant comprises many allowances and constituents, After adding all the components and subtracting all the deduction the In hand Salary of newly commissioned Lieutenant becomes approx around 60,000/-65,00/.

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Salary of Lieutenant in Indian Army: FAQs

Q1. What is the salary of brigadier?

Ans. Average Indian Army Brigadier salary in India is ₹ 28 Lakhs for employees with years of experience.
Q2. What is the highest level of salary in the Indian Army?
Ans. The Highest pay Level in Indian Army is Level 18.
Q3. Who Are eligible for MSP?
Ans. Cadets recruited as Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel or Brigadier in Army or equivalent posts in Air Force and Navy are offered the Military Service Pay (MSP).
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