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UPSC CDS Officer Salary | 2018 Starting Salary Per Month, Entry level Pay Scale

UPSC CDS Officer Salary

If you are the one who want to serve the nation in three titles NAVY, ARMY, AIRFORCE then you have to qualify CDS Exam. Although UPSC CDS Officer Salary attracts many people but having these three signature tags give goosebumps to anyone. 

This will amaze you to know that there has been lot of changes made in Starting Salary Per Month of Combined Defence Officers after the commencement of 7th Pay Commission. However the changes made are quite beneficial at Entry level Pay Scale.

UPSC CDS Officer Salary 2018- Check Changes

When the 7th Pay Commission came into action on 1 January 2016, then the central government made changes in the CDS Officers pay scale. So Willing candidates who are desirous to get recruited for the post of Combined Defence Service Officers must check the latest revised CDS salary structure

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UPSC CDS Officer Salary

Candidates can check the new revision made in pay scales of Government employees after the implementation 7th Pay Commission, on the below section we have structured the table showing CDS officers pay scale Rank wise. Have a careful glance on it

CDS Officer Salary Rank Wise

RankPay Band
Lt. to Major15,600-39,100 (PB-3)
Lt. Col. to Major 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)75,500/- (annual increment @ 3%) – 80,000
VCO / AS / Army Cdr / Lt Gen (NFSG)80,000/- (Fixed)
COAS90,000/- (Fixed)

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CDS Officer Grade Pay Rank Wise

The increment in salaries were not similar it varies for different post holders. We have provided here detailed salary scale according to the designation of Civil Defence Officers, Candidate can rank wise CDS officers Grade Pay.

RankPay Bands/ScaleGrade PayMSP
Lt ColonelPB-4/37400-6700080006000
Major GeneralPB-4/37400-6700010000NIL

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CDS officers Allowances:

  • Uniform allowance:

The uniform allowances is provided for one time kit Rs. 14,000/- and Rs. 3,000/-  for the duration of three years.

  • Transport allowance:

Transport allowances is given Rs. 3,200/- + DA thereon p.m. in A-1/A class cities and 1,600/- + DA thereon p.m.

  • Dearness Allowances

These allowances are applicable to Civilian Gazetted Officers and are admissible for same conditions.

  • Maintenance allowance:

Rs. 400/- p.m. is given for kit maintenance allowance.

  • Children Education Allowance

Children education allowance is given as per the norms.

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Field Area Allowance

Officers posted to Field Areas receive highly active Field Area Allowance at the rate of Rs. 6,780/- to Rs. 8,400/- p.m. depending upon the post. Compensatory Field Area Allowance at the rate of Rs. 4,200/- to Rs. 5,200/- p.m. and Compensatory Modified Field Area Allowance at the rate of Rs. 1,600/- to Rs. 2,000/- p.m

Additional Allowances:

Those officers who are posted to the area of height of 9,000 ft and above are provided with High Altitude Allowance in the range of 1,060 p.m. to 11,200 pm depends on area and rank.

Siachen Allowance

Beside Compensatory Field Area Allowance 14,000/- per month is admissible to all officers at different ranks but these are not applicable to conjunction with High Altitude / Uncongenial climate allowance. Beside these allowances all the officers are given free rations.

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CDS Officers Allowances

Army Aviation Corps candidates will be granted with the below stated CDS Officers Training Academy Salary and allowances:

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

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CDS officers Qualification Grant Pay

Candidates who got selected for the post of CDS officers are granted with qualification grant as prescribed, however the qualification grant varies for different qualifications we have given here the description of Officers Qualification Grant on the basis of Rank. Candidates can check the below given table to get it clearer.

Master Aviation Instructor Rs.500/ p.m.
Senior Aviation Instructor Class I – Rs.400/ p.m.
Aviators holding Master Green Card – Rs.400/ p.m.
Senior Aviation Instructor Class II – Rs.280/ p.m.
Aviators holding Green Card – Rs.280/ p.m.

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CDS Officers Allowances

Army Aviators (Pilots) are provided the following allowances:

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

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Do You Know?

The facilities and benefits which are provided Combined Defence Service Officers by the Central Government of India is undoubtedly impressive. Many of the aspirants have fantasies to enjoy these facilities but to reach that place, there requires efforts which are not too easy. Candidates are required to qualify two stage selection process that is Stage I and Stage II. Those who are declared qualified in Stage I they will be called for Stage II which is followed by the interview. And lastly, the union government selects only eligible candidates for the post of CD officers

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  1. Which officers having great salary???
    NDA officers or CDS officers?

    • Hii Mangesh Mangate,
      Both starting with nearly same pay scale. but in CDS major position, the pay scale is more than NDA Major Officer.

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