Latest Indian Army Officers Salary, Payscale and Allowances 2022-23


The Indian Army has a better life for you if you dare to join the Indian Army. The pay scale of an Indian army officer increased after the 7th pay commission. It is not only the pay scale but there are also multiple allowances for Indian army officers. As a matter of fact, the starting CTC for a Lieutenant would be approximately Rs. 70,000 – 90,000/- per month. Here in this article, we will get to know the complete details about the Indian Army Officers’ Salary and allowances for 2022-23 etc.

Latest Indian Army Officers Salary, Payscale and Allowances 2022-23:

The 7th Central Pay Commission award, in many ways, has been revolutionary due to the active involvement of the environment. This was for the first time when we transited from Pay Bands to a Pay Matrix system. The method of awarding increments has been modified to a pre-calculated stage system in the Defence Pay Matrix, thereby ensuring uniformity. Several old allowances have been merged, some allowances abolished and new ones have been granted.

There are considerable changes in the payment structure after the 7th pay commission, as mentioned below. Being a Lieutenant in the Indian army at the age of 21 is a dream job for many. Let’s have a look at the pay scale of Indian army officers.

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Non-Officers and Officers Pay Scale 2022-23 on a promotional basis:

Post  Pay Scale Grade Pay Army Service Pay Total IN HAND Cash (Salary)
Sepoy 5200-20200  1800 2000 25,000
Lance Naik 5200-20200  2000 2000 30,000
Naik 5200-20200  2400 2000 35,000
Havaldar 5200-20200  2800 2000 40,000
Naib Subedar 9300-34800  4200 2000 45,000
Subedar 9300-34800  4600 2000 50,000
Subedar Major 9300-34800  4800 2000 65,000
Lieutenant 15600-39100  5400 6000 68,000
Captain 15600-39100  6100 6000 75,000
Major 15600-39100  6600 6000 1,00,000
Lieutenant Colonel 37400-67000  8000 6000 1,12,000
Colonel 37400-67000  8700 6000 1,30,000
Brigadier 37400-67000  8900 6000
Major General 37400-67000  10,000  –  –
Lieutenant General 37400-67000  –  –  –

Indian Army Officer’s Pay Scale & Allowances (OLD)

The promotion from Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel is on a time scale basis and thereafter on a selection basis subject to fulfilment of requisite service conditions. The Indian Army officers salary, pay scale and promotion criteria are as follows: –

LIEUTENANT PB-3/15600-39100 5400 6000
CAPTAIN PB-3/15600-39100 6100 6000
MAJOR PB-3/15600-39100 6600 6000
LT COLONEL PB-4/37400-67000 8000 6000
COLONEL PB-4/37400-67000 8700 6000
BRIGADIER PB-4/37400-67000 8900 6000
MAJOR GENERAL PB-4/37400-67000 10000 NIL
67000 – (annual
increment @ 3%) –
HAG + Scale *
*Admissible to
1/3rd of total
strength of Lt Gens
75500 – (annual
increment @ 3%) –
VCOAS / Army
Cdr / Lt Gen (NFSG)
80000 (fixed) NIL NIL
COAS 90000 (fixed) NIL NIL

Indian Army Officers Allowances as applicable:

This is the Indian Army Officers Salary 2022. The rates of allowances applicable to officers are as under:

Allowances To Whom Applicable Rates
Field Area Allowance Officers Posted to Fd Area Rs. 4200/-PM
High Altitude/ Uncongenial
Climate Siachen
Officers Posted in High
Officers Posted in Siachen
Rs. 11200
  • Rs.14000/-PMFlying PayOfficers Posted as Army Aviators9000PM Parachute Pay Officers Posted in Active Parachute BNS/Regt1200PM Special Forces Allowance Officers posted in Special Forces 9000 PM Transport AllowanceOfficers Posted in Peace Stations Rs3200/-+DA PM in A1/A cities.
  • Rs 1600+DA PM at other places house Rent AllowanceTo officers not provided Govt. Accommodation10-30% of Basic Pay (Pay Band + Grade Pay + MSP) Kit Maintenance AllowanceAll officers400/-PM’ Uniform Allowance
    (Outfit Allowance)All officers Initial 14000/-
  • 3000/- every Three YearsQualification Pay/ Grant for Service CoursesAll officers undergoing specified courses 6000 to 20000/-Instructional AllowanceAll Officers Posted as Instructors1800/-

NOTE: In the case of allowances specific to Defence Forces, the rates of this allowance have been further enhanced by 25% as the Dearness allowance has gone up by 50%.

Cost to Company [CTC]: The CTC for a Lieutenant would be approximately Rs. 65000/- per month. This includes 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.

This is the complete Indian Army officer salary and allowances that one gets in the Service. It keeps on changing after every 3-5 years. Hope this article was helpful to you.

FAQs For Indian Army Officer’s Salary

Can I switch to officer entry after joining the army as a Soldier?

Yes, there are many ways to join the Indian Army as an officer after joining as a soldier. Click here to know more about this.

Are there any travel allowances given to Army Soldiers?

Yes, there are travel allowances for the Indian Army Soldiers as per the Government norms.

What is the minimum age limit to become an officer in Army?

A candidate must be at least 21 years old to join the army as an officer. The NDA is the only option to become Officer in Army at early age.

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