CDS Salary: CDS Officer Salary Perks, Allowances & Career Growth
Combined Defence Services Examination is conducted twice every year for the recruitment of officers in army, navy and air force defence services by Union Public Service Commission. Graduates from all over the country within the age limit apply for the CDS exam in the hope of getting selected for the prestigious government post. To work in the defence services as officers and serve the nation is a proud moment for aspirants. Now the question is- what is the salary of CDS officers? What is the CDS Salary for cadres recruited in defence forces? What are the benefits, perks and allowances one gets after getting recruited via CDS examination? Although you don’t need any particular reason to work in defence, we are highlighting all the benefits that make it worth it.
UPSC CDS Salary and Career Growth For Army Ranks
Indian army officers recruited through the CDS exam are posted to the rank of Lieutenant at level 10. The UPSC CDS salary of a Lieutenant is in the pay scale of Rs 56,100 -1,77,500. The Lieutenant are promoted to the post of Captain after 2 years of service. Check out the further ranks and pay scale of Indian Army:
|Army Rank||Level||CDS Officer Salary (In Rs)|
|Lieutenant||Level 10||56,100 -1,77,500|
|Captain||Level 10 B||61,300- 1,93,900|
|Major||Level 11||69,400 – 2,07,200|
|Lieutenant Colonel||Level 12A||1,21,200 – 2,12,400|
|Colonel||Level 13||1,30,600-2, 15,900|
|Major General||Level 14||1,44,200-2,18,200|
|Lieutenant General HAG Scale||Level 15||1, 82, 200-2,24,100|
|HAG+Scale||Level 16||2,05,400 – 2,24,400|
|VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)||Level 17||2,25,000 (fixed)|
|COAS||Level 18||2,50,000 (fixed)|
CDS Officer Salary for Navy Ranks & Career Growth
UPSC CDS Salary 2020: Indian Naval officers recruited through the CDS examination are posted to the rank of Sub- Lieutenant at level 10. The CDS salary of a Sub- Lieutenant in Navy is in the pay scale of Rs 56,100 -1,77,500. The Sub-Lieutenant is promoted to the post of Lieutenant after 2 years of service. Check out the further ranks and pay scale of Indian Navy:
|Pay Scale of Officers : CDS Officer Salary|
|CDS Navy RANK||LEVEL||PAY BAND (in Rs.)||MSP|
|VICE ADMIRAL AND EQUIVALENT||16||205400-224400||NIL|
|VCNS / C-IN-C/ EQUIVALENT||17||225000||NIL|
|CNS / EQUIVALENT||18||250000||NIL|
CDS Salary & Career Growth For Air Force Ranks
CDS Air Force Officer Salary: Indian Air Force officers recruited through the CDS examination are posted to the rank of Flying Officer in the pay band 3. The CDS salary of a Flying Officer is in the pay scale of Rs 15600-39100 in the grade pay 5400. The Flying Officer is promoted to the post of Flight Lieutenant after 2 years of service. Check out the further ranks and pay scale of Indian Air Force:
|Sr.No.||Air Force Rank||Pay/Band
|7.||Air Vice Marshal||Pb-4||37400-67000||10000|
|9.||Chief Of Commands||Apex Scale||80000||–|
|10.||Chief Of Airforce||Chief||90000||–|
CDS Allowances, Perks and Other Benefits
1. Dearness Allowance (DA)
It is admissible at the same rates as applicable to the civilian personnel from time to time.
2. Transport Allowance
For pay level 9 and above, Rs 7,200+DA thereon for Higher TPTA Cities and Rs 3,600+DA thereon for other places per month.
CDS officers are given accommodation by the government or the house rent allowance as per the norms.
4. Uniform Allowance
In the newly proposed allowances, Uniform allowance of Rs 20,000 per year has been included for the defence officers.
5. Children Education Allowance
Children Education Allowance are given to officers with children and are admissible from Nursery to Class 12.
6. High Altitude Allowance
Officers risking their lives at high altitude are provided high altitude allowance in addition to other allowances according to the areas they are posted.