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Salary Structure of Central Govt Employees in India- What you haven’t known so far!

Dec 20, 2016 17:59 IST
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Why is there an undying craze for govt job in India? Why does every graduate pass out dreams of getting into a central govt job? Why is there tough competition in every govt recruitment examination? What makes the employable youth of the country get so obsessed for a Sarkari Naukri?

Social Status! Favorable working hours! ATTRACTIVE SALARY AND ALLOWANCES! Benefits, Schemes and Provisions! Chances of promotion and growth!

Govt job undoubtedly becomes the sole job opportunity for all employment seekers. Job aspirants usually have a thorough knowledge on the examinations and their patterns and least focus on the salary structure or even the allowances.

With the implementation of the 7th central pay commission there has been a major transformation in the salary structure of near about 47 lakh central government employees. With a historic rise of 23.55% in the basic salary, 7th CPC has indeed become a game changer for all govt employees.

Here’s a handy guide for all the govt job aspirants regarding the salary structure, allowances available to central govt employees in India.

Pay Band

Basic Pay+ Grade Pay (in Rs.)

Gross (in Rs.)


15,000-60,000 + 5000/ 5500/ 6500/ 7500/ 8500

18000/ 19900/ 21700/ 25500/ 29200


30,000-1,00,000 + 10000/ 13500/ 15000/ 16500

35400/ 44900/ 47600/ 53100


50,000-1,50,000 + 16500/ 20000/ 23000/

56100/ 67700/ 78800


1,00,000-2,00,000 + 26000/ 27500/ 30000

118500/ 131100/ 144200

Note: All the figures given here have been collected from trusted sources. However candidates are suggested to cross check it for their reference.

Composition of central govt salary

Central govt salary comprises of many allowances and benefits. The take-home salary of a central govt employee will comprise of basic salary, dearness allowance, house rent allowance, conveyance allowance, entertainment allowance, overtime allowance and medical reimbursement.

Allowances are usually given to employees for other requirements like house rent, commutation, leave travel, dearness allowance, phone allowance, etc. You can get more information from below:

What’s the role of Pay Commission?

Pay Commission has been set up by the Government of India, since Independence and makes changes in the pay of govt employees once-in-10-years. The Commission is involved in giving recommendations regarding the salary structure of the Central government employees working in the civil and military divisions. Till date seven pay commissions have been set up for the same purpose.

The announcement for the 7th pay Commission was made on 04 February 2014. While Justice AK Mathur was the head of the Commission, other notable members included Vivek Rae, Dr. Rathin Roy and Meena Agarwal.

The 7th CPC was announced on 29 June 2016 key highlights of which are given above.

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