UPSC CDS Officer Salary | Starting Pay Scale after 7th Pay Commission, Allowances & Perks in Rank Wise

UPSC CDS Officer Salary

UPSC CDS Officer Salary varies on various pay scales in each Defense wing. Applicants who want to raise their career in defence sector then must apply for UPSC CDS notification. Apart from its being well reputed job, it all provides impressive pay scale per month, allowances & perks according to rank wise after implementation of 7th Pay Commission. Candidates who will be appointed after qualifying CDS exam will also receive suitable salary even in starting training period. To know UPSC CDS Officer Salary as per the rank must check below equipped page. 

7th Pay Commission was introduced from 1 January 2016, and this brings a new change in UPSC CDS Officer Salary. Since seventh pay commission came into force not only pay scale increases but also grade pay, allowances and other incentives/ benefits are also increased. All relevant details related to the UPSC CDS Officer Salary, grade pay and other allowances as per their rank is provided on this page, so have a glance at beneath segment which is well furnished by the team members of

UPSC CDS Officer Salary

UPSC CDS Officer Salary Structure:

Good news!!! Contenders, who will be able to qualify the Combined Defence Service Examination, will get impressive and attractive pay scale as 7th Pay Commission came into force. UPSC CDS Officer Salary after 7th Pay Commission has been revised and it brings a good change in pay scales of Government employees included officers appointed by passing CDS exam. Now the employees are enjoying 7th Pay commission benefits which are applicable. We have discussed pay band of the appointed candidates as per their rank, check below discussed CDS Qualified Officer Salary Rank Wise-

Rank Pay Band
Lt. to Major 15,600-39,100 (PB-3)
Lt. Col. to Major Gen. 37,400-67,000 (PB-4)
Lt. Gen. HAG Scale 67,000/- (annual increment @ 3%) – 79.000
HAG Scale* (* Admissible to 1/3rd of total strength of Lt. Gens) 75,500/- (annual increment @ 3%) – 80,000
VCO / AS / Army Cdr / Lt Gen (NFSG) 80,000/- (Fixed)
COAS 90,000/- (Fixed)

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UPSC CDS Officer Grade pay

Applicants are informed that after getting appointed for the respective post will get impressive grade pay as per the rank of the posts. When 7th Pay Commission came into force, grade pay is also increased along with pay scale. Check below given CDS qualified officer grade pay.

Rank Pay Bands/Scale Grade Pay MSP
Lieutenant Rs. 15600-39100/- 5400 6000
Captain Rs. 15600-39100/- 6100 6000
Major Rs. 15600-39100/- 6600 6000
LT Colonel Rs. 37400-67000/- 8000 6000
Colonel Rs. 37400-67000/- 8700 6000
Brigadier Rs. 37400-67000/- 8900 6000
Major General Rs. 37400-67000/- 10000 NIL

Military Service Pay (MSP):

Applicants who were appointed at the rank position from Lieutenant to Brigadier will get fixed amount of Military Service Pay (MSP) of Rs.6000/-.

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Training Service pay:

CDS qualified officers will also get impressive pay scale even in the training period of Rs. 21,000/- per month (Rs. 15,600/- as Pay Band plus Grade Pay of Rs. 5,400/-)

Annual Increment:

As CDS in the government service so as every other government employees got annual increment of 3% at their pay scale, also CDS qualified candidates will get 3% annual increment 3% of their current pay scale.

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Promotion Criteria:

Promotion is of two types-

  • First promotion of the candidates is based on their ability of work, if applicant is able to fulfill all required condition of service they will be promoted at higher level.
  • Promotion will also be given to the candidates according to time spent by the candidates on each post

UPSC CDS Qualification Pay and Grants:

Applicants who are more qualified and got appointed as CDS officer will get lump sum amount of qualification grant-

Officers will get Rs.6000/-, 9000/-, 15000/- or 20,000/- as UPSC CDS Qualification grant applicable as per qualification.

Qualification grant given to officers as per their ranks are given below…. Must check-

  • Master Aviation Instructor Rs.500/- pm
  • Senior Aviation Instructor Class I – Rs.400/- pm
  • Senior Aviation Instructor Class II – Rs.280/- pm
  • Aviators holding Master Green Card – Rs.400/- pm
  • Aviators holding Green Card – Rs.280/- pm.

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CDS Qualified Officers Allowances:

Army Aviators (Pilots) and serve the Army Aviation Corps will get allowances as given below-

  • Brigadier and above Rs. 10,500/-
  • Major to Colonel Rs. 14,000/-
  • Captain and Equivalent Rs. 11,000/-
  • and Equivalent Rs. 9,000/-

Officers Allowances:

Dearness Allowances (DA):  Appointed will get same Dearness Allowances as Civilian Gazetted Officers.

Kit maintenance allowance:  Rs. 400/- per month is given to the officers.

Siachen Allowance:  Rs. 14000/- pm will be granted to the officers of all ranks. but this allowance  is not admissible for those who are posted at High Altitude / Uncongenial climate.

Uniform allowances: Rs. 14000/- and Rs. 3,000/- in every three years, they will also get free rations.

Transport allowance:  For A-1/A class cities applicants Rs. 3,200/- + DA thereon p.m. and for other places transport allowances are Rs. 1,600/- + DA thereon p.m. for every candidates.

Children’s Education Allowance: Government will also pay children education allowance as per the norms

Field Area Allowance: Allowances and perks will be given to the officer on the basis of field area.

  • Highly active field allowance rates: Rs. 6,780/- to Rs. 8,400/- p.m.
  • Compensatory Field Area Allowance rate: Rs. 4,200/- to Rs. 5,200/- p.m.
  • Compensatory Modified Field Area Allowance rate: Rs. 1,600/- to Rs. 2,000/- p.m.

However, officers who will be posted at area having height of 9,000 ft. or above will be given more rate of allowances amounting Rs. 1,060 p.m. to Rs. 11,200 pm. Amount may also depends on the officer rank and posting place.

After checking pay scale of CDS exam qualified candidates after 7th pay commission those who are satisfied must apply for UPSD CDS exam notification and grab respective job and then you can also enjoy the benefit of Pay Scale after 7th pay commission.


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