Combined Defence Services Examination I – UPSC CDS Exam I 2014 Pay Scale

Combined Defence Services Examination I – UPSC CDS Exam I 2014 Pay Scale

Pay Scale of Army Officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy :

(i) Pay :

(a) RankPay Band ( Rupee )
Lt. to Major15,600-39,100 ( PB - 3 )
Lt. Col. to Maj Gen.37,400 - 67,000 ( PB - 4 )
Lt. Gen. HAG Scale67,000 - ( annual increment @ 3% ) - 79.000
HAG Scale* ( * Admissible to 1/3rd of total strength of Lt. Gens ) 75,000 - ( annual increment @ 3% ) - 80,000
VCOAS / Army Cdr / Lt. Gen80,000/- ( Fixed )
( NFSG ) COAS90,000/- ( Fixed )
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(b) In addition to pay, Grade Pay will also be given as under :

Lt.Rupee5400/-
CaptRupee6100/-
MajRupee6600/-
Lt. ColRupee8000/-
Col.Rupee8700/-
Brig.Rupee8900/-
Maj. Gen.Rupee10000/-

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Due to restructuring of the officer’s cadre, on recommendations of AVS committee, promotion period has been reduced and Time Scale promotion has been increased upto the rank of Col ( equivalent ) and rank of Lt Col ( TS ) has been abolished. Col ( TS ) ( equivalent ) is entitled to Grade pay of Rupee8,700/- P.M.

(c) A Fixed sum of Rupee6,000/- PM is also payable as Military Service Pay ( MSP ) to the officers from the rank Lt. to Brig.

(d) Stipend during training at Service Academies : Fixed Stipend Rupee21,000/- per month ( Rupee15,600/- as pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay of Rupee5,400/- ) for the entire duration of UPSC Combined Defence Services I training.

(ii) Qualification Pay and Grant.

Officers possessing certain prescribed qualifications are entitled to lumpsum Qualification Grant of Rupee6,000/-, 9,000/-, 15,000/- or 20,000/- based on the qualification held by them.

The Indian Army Aviators ( Pilots ) serving in Army Aviation Corps are entitled to the Qualification Pay, based on the Qualification held by them as under :

  1. Master Aviation Instructor – Rupee500/- p.m.
  2. Senior Aviation Instructor Class I – Rupee400/- p.m.
  3. Senior Aviation Instructor Class II – Rupee280/- p.m.
  4. Aviators holding Master Green Card – Rupee400/- p.m.
  5. Aviators holding Green Card – Rupee280/- p.m.

The Indian Army Aviators ( Pilots ) serving in the Army / Aviation Corps are entitled to flying allowance as under :
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(a) Brig. and aboveRupee10500/-
(b) Maj to ColRupee14000/-
(c) Capt and EquivalentRupee11000/-
(d) Lt and EquivalentRupee9000/-

Other Allowances :

a. Dearness Allowances are admissible at the same rates and under the same conditions as are applicable to the Civilian Gazetted Officers from time to time.

b. A kit maintenance allowance of Rupee400/- p.m.

c. Depending upon the rank and area of posting, officers posted to field areas will be eligible for compensatory highly active Field Area Allowance at the rate of Rupee6,780/- to Rupee8,400/- p.m., Compensatory Field Area Allowance at the rate of Rupee4,200/- to 5,200/- p.m. and Compensatory Modified Field Area Allowance at the rate of Rupee1,600/- to Rupee2,000/- p.m

d. In addition to the Compensatory Field Area allowance, officers posted to areas situated at a height of 9000 ft and above are entitled for High altitude allowance in the range of Rupee1,060/- PM to Rupee11,200/- PM depending upon rank of the officer and place of posting.

E. Siachen allowance at the rate of Rupee14000/- per month will be admissible in addition to Compensatory Field Area allowance to officers of all ranks. This allowance is, however, not admissible in conjunction with High Altitude / Uncongenial climate allowance.

F. Uniform Allowance : Initial allowance for a one time kit at the rate of Rupee14,000/- and Rupee3,000/- for every three years.

g. Free rations are provided to all officers.

h. Transport Allowance : Transport allowance @ Rupee3,200/- + DA thereon per month in A – 1 / A Class cities and Rupee1,600/- + DA thereon per month at other places shall be admissible to officers.

i. Children Education Allowance.

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

A) For candidates joining the Indian military academy, Dehradun :

1. Before the Candidate joins the Indian Military Academy.

a. He will be required to sign a certificate to the effect that he fully understands that he or his legal heirs shall not be entitled to claim any compensation or other relief from the Government in respect of any injury which he may sustain. In the course of or as a result of the training or where bodily infirmity or death results in the course of or as a result of a surgical operation performed upon or anaesthesia administrated to him for the treatment of any injury received as aforesaid or otherwise.

b. His parent or guardian will be required to sign a bond to the effect that if for any reason considered within his control, the candidate wishes to withdraw before the completion of the course or fails to accept a Union Public Service Commission if offered; he will be liable to refund the whole or such portion of the cost of tuition, food, clothing and pay & allowances, received as may be decided upon by Government.

2. Candidates finally selected will undergo a course of UPSC Combined Defence Services I training for about 18 months. Candidates will be enrolled under the Army Act as gentlemen cadets. Gentlemen cadets will be dealt with the ordinary disciplinary purposes under the rules and regulations of the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.

3. While, the cost of UPSC Combined Defence Services I training including accommodations, books, uniforms, boarding and medical treatment will be borne by Government, candidates will be expected to meet their pocket expenses themselves. The minimum expenses at the Indian Military Academy are not likely to exceed Rupee200.00 per month. If a cadet’s parent or guardian is unable to meet wholly or partly even this expenditure financial assistance may be granted by the Government.

Gentlemen / Lady Cadets undergoing training at Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy and corresponding training establishments in Indian Navy and Indian Air Force, in whose cases the income of Parents / guardians does not exceed Rupee1500/- ( under revision ) per month are eligible for financial assistance.

In case of parents / guardians whose income exceeds Rupee1,500/- ( under revision ) per month but does not exceed Rupee2000/- ( under revision ) per month, the same financial assistance will be given in respect of all the sons / wards if there are more than one son / ward simultaneously undergoing UPSC Combined Defence Services I training in one or more than one of the above institutions irrespective of the fact whether the institutions are under the same service or not.

The immovable property and other assets and income from all sources are also taken into account for determining the eligibility for financial assistance.

The parent / guardian of a candidate desirous of having any financial assistance, should, immediately after his son / ward has been finally selected for training at the Indian Military Academy, submit an application for UPSC CDS I Exam 2014 through the District Magistrate of his District who will with his recommendation forward the application to the Commandant, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.

4. Candidate finally selected for UPSC Combined Defence Services I training at the Indian Military Academy will be required to deposit the following amount with the Commandant on arrival :

TotalRupee3750.00
a) Pocket allowance for five month @ Rupee200.00 per month.Rupee1000.00
b) For item of clothing and equipmentRupee2750.00

Out of the amount mentioned above the following is refundable to the cadets in the event of financial assistance being sanctioned to them.

Pocket allowance of five Rupee1000.00 month @ Rupee200.00 per month.

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Combined Defence Services Examination I – UPSC CDS Exam I 2014 Pay Scale

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13 Responses to “Combined Defence Services Examination I – UPSC CDS Exam I 2014 Pay Scale”

  1. vipul shrivastav February 9, 2012 at 8:02 pm # Reply

    what is the difference in rank when one apply through NDA after 12th standard and through a CDSE after B.E. IN ENGINEERING.?DOES there any difference in pay scale also?

  2. shaheen February 22, 2012 at 5:14 am # Reply

    what can be the position for the candidates who are in the category of OTA?
    and is it any where related to CISF GPOs.

  3. ANIL.B June 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm # Reply

    I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXAMINATION OF SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION FOR DENTAL ARMY CROPS 2012. IS IT WRITTEN TEST/ CLINICAL TEST? PLS FURNISH THE INFORMATION.
    REGARDS,
    ANIL.B

  4. ankit June 15, 2012 at 4:24 pm # Reply

    After Clear the CDS exam can i apply for IAS or IPS ?

  5. gyan ranjan rout July 3, 2012 at 11:41 pm # Reply

    i am a student of bsc(ist) in final year and i also pass ncc “b” and in this year i will appear ncc”c” , i am intrested to join in cds ,so what shall i do?

  6. sudarshan gautam July 12, 2012 at 9:48 am # Reply

    respected sir
    my date of birth is 08/11/1990
    can i apply for cds 1st and 2nd exam

  7. ankit November 23, 2012 at 11:43 pm # Reply

    what can be the position for the candidates who are in the category of OTA? what ‘s the pay and what is the fitness demanded . i have -3.00 specs. am i eligible

    • UpscExam November 24, 2012 at 10:29 am # Reply

      Hi

      CDS Examination (I) – CDS Exam Eligibility 2012

      Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status :

      i. For IMA-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1988 and not later than 1st January, 1994 only are eligible.

      ii. For Naval Academy-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1991 ( 2nd January, 1989 in case of NCC Naval Wing ‘C’ Certificate holders ) and not later than 1st January, 1994 only are eligible.

      iii. For Air Force Academy-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1990 and not later than 1st January, 1994 only are eligible.

      iv. For Officers Training Academy – ( SSC Course for Men ) : Male candidates ( married or unmarried ) born not earlier than 2nd January, 1988 and not later than 1st January, 1994 only are eligible.

      v. For Officers’ Training Academy – ( SSC Women Non-Technical Course ) :

      Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees ( in possession of divorce documents ) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1988 and not later than 1st January, 1994.

      CDS Educational Qualifications :

      1. For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy-Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.

      2. For Indian Naval Academy : Degree in Engineering for CDSE and Degree in Engineering or B.Sc. ( with Physics or Mathematics ) for NCC entry.

      3. For Air Force Academy : Degree of recognized University ( with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level ) or Bachelor of Engineering.

      Graduates with first choice as Army / Navy / Air Force are to submit proof of graduation provisional certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB.

      Regards.

  8. Pila November 25, 2013 at 12:55 pm # Reply

    Sir,
    am having arrear in one paper in my engineering degree …. can i apply for the CDS examnination … Please explain me brief about this

  9. tushar May 10, 2014 at 5:45 pm # Reply

    i want to give exam of cds
    what should i do

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