UPSC CDS Salary 2022 Pay Scale, Allowances, Promotion in IMA INA AFA OTA

UPSC CDS 1 Admit Card 2022 Released. UPSC CDS 1 2022 Exam on 10th April 2022. Check Salary, Allowances, Promotion Scale for Officers recruited through Combined Defence Services (CDS) in Indian Army, Navy & Air Force. 

UPSC CDS Salary 2022 Pay Scale, Allowances, Promotion in IMA INA AFA OTA
UPSC CDS Salary 2022 Pay Scale, Allowances, Promotion in IMA INA AFA OTA

UPSC CDS 2022 Salary: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting the Combined Defence Services (1), 2022 Written Exam on 10th April 2022 for admission of 341 vacancies in the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) (both Men & Women). UPSC CDS 1 Admit Card 2022 is available for download from 14th March 2022 to 10th April 2022. UPSC CDS 2022 Online Registration ended on 11th January 2022 at 6 pm. In this article, we have shared the UPSC CDS 2022 Salary, Pay Scale, Allowances, Promotion Scale for the Officers inducted in the IMA, INA, AFA, OTA.

UPSC CDS 2022 Important Dates

Event

Date

Last date of Application Process

11th January 2022 Till 6 pm

Withdrawal of applications

18th January to 24th January 2022 till 6 pm

UPSC CDS 1 2022 Admit Card Release

14th March 2022 to 10th April 2022

UPSC CDS 1 2022 Exam Date

10th April 2022

Release of UPSC CDS 1 2022 Result

May 2022 (Tentative)

UPSC CDS (1) 2022 Salary & Perks

Payscale of Army Officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy

Rank Level (Pay 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
Brigadier  Level 13A 1,39,600-2,17,600
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)

MSP to CDS Officer

Military Service Pay(MSP) to the officers from the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier Rs 15.500 p.m. fixed 

Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training

Stipend to Gentlemen or Lady Cadets during the entire duration of training in Service Academies i.e.during the training period at IMA and OTA.  Rs 56,100/-p.m.* (Starting pay in Level 10)
Cadets are authorized fixed stipend during the training at AFA  Rs 21,000/- per month (Rs 15,600/- pay in the pay band and Rs. 5,400/-as grade pay)

UPSC CDS Allowances & Perks for IMA/INA/OTA/AFA

Flying Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, High Altitude Allowance, Siachen Allowance, Uniform Allowance, Free Rations, Transport Allowance, Children Education Allowance, Medical Aid, Annual Leaves (60 days a year), Casual Leaves (20 days a year). The officers and their families are entitled to free medical aid, accommodation on concessional rent, group insurance scheme, group housing scheme, family assistance scheme, canteen facilities, etc.

Allowances

Details

Flying Allowance

Rs 25,000/- per month fixed (R1H1 of Risk and Hardship Matrix) Lieutenant and above (Level 10 and above)

Dearness Allowance

Admissible at the same rates and under the same condition as are applicable to the civilian personnel from time to time

Kit Maintenance Allowance

Included into the newly proposed Dress Allowance of Rs 20,000/-per year

Field Area Allowance

Rs 10,500 per month (R2H2) Lieutenant and above (Level 10 and above)

Highly Active Field Area Allowance

Rs 16,900 per month (R1H2) Lieutenant and above (Level 10 and above)

Modified Field Area Allowance

Rs 6,300 per month (60 per cent R2H2) Lieutenant and above (Level 10 and above)

High Altitude Allowance

Lieutenant and above (Level 10 and above)

Category-I - Rs 3,400 per month (R3H2)

Category-II - Rs 5,300 per month (R3H1)

Category-III - Rs 25,000 per month (R1H1)

Siachen Allowance

Rs. 42,500 per month

Uniform allowance

Included into the newly proposed Dress Allowance of Rs 20,000/-per year

Free Ration

Officer in Peace & Filed Areas get Free ration

Transport Allowance (TPTA)

Higher TPTA Cities: Rs 7,200 + DA per month

Higher TPT Cities (UA) include Hyderabad, Patna, Delhi, Ahmadabad, Surat, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kozhikode, Indore, Greater Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Kolkata.

Other Places: Rs 3,600 +DA per month

Officers in Pay Level 14 and above, who are entitled to use an official car, will have the option to avail official car facility or to draw the TPTA at the rate of Rs. 15,750+DA per month.  

Physically disabled service personnel will continue to be paid at a double rate, subject to a minimum of Rs. 2250 + DA per month

Children Education Allowance (CEA)

Rs. 2,250 per month per child for only the eldest two eldest surviving only. CEA is admissible from Nursery to 12th classes.

CEA is applicable from kids' Nursery to 12th class

NOTE:

(i) Qualification Grant has been abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees are to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive (HQI). The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is yet to issue the order for HQI.

(ii) In the case of allowances specific to Defence Forces, the rates of these allowances would be enhanced by 25% automatically each time the Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay band goes up by 50 per cent.

(iii) Leaves: Leaves at OTA will be admissible in accordance with the Leave Rules for the Service Vol. 1-Army as amended from time to time. For leave, officers will be governed by rules applicable to short Service Commission officers as given in Chapter IV of the Leave Rules for the Service Vol. I-Army. They will also be entitled to leave on passing out of the Officers Training Academy and before assumption of duties under the provision of Rule 69 ibid. SSC Women Officers will also be eligible for the following kinds of Leave:

(a) Maternity Leave: Woman officer of the Army – Rule 56 of Chapter-IV of Leave Rule for the Services Vol. I-Army, Fourth Edition.
(b) Child Care Leave: Woman Officers of the Army – Rule 56A of Chapter-IV of Leave Rules for the Services Vol. I-Army, Fourth Edition as amended vide GOI MoD letter No.B/33922/AG/PS-2(b)/3080/D(AG-II) dated 19 Nov 2018.
(c) Child Adoption Leave: Woman Officers of the Army – Rule 56B of Chapter-IV of Leave Rules for the Services Vol. I-Army, Fourth Edition.

(iv) Terminal Gratuity: SSCO recruited from the civil side are entitled to terminal gratuity @ 1/2 months emoluments for each completed six monthly periods of service. 

(v) Leave and Leave Travel Concession at AFA: Annual Leave—60 days a year and Casual Leave—20 days a year

UPSC CDS 2022 Related Links

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UPSC CDS SSB Interview 2022 for Male & Female Candidates

UPSC CDS Syllabus 2022  Written Exam & SSB Interview 

UPSC CDS 2022 Details of 341 vacancies in IMA OTA INA AFA

UPSC CDS Previous Year Papers PDF with Answers Keys

UPSC CDS Promotion Policy for OTA/Army/Navy/Air Force Officers

The promotion avenues are different in all the armed forces. Have a look at the promotion policies for officers recruited in Indian Military, Navy, OTA, and Air Force below:

Promotion Policy in Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA)

Rank

Promotion Criteria

Lieutenant

After completion of training

Captain

2 years of reckonable commissioned service

Major

6 years of reckonable commissioned service

Lieutenant Colonel

13 years of reckonable commissioned service

Colonel (TS)

26 years of reckonable commissioned service

Colonel

15 years of reckonable commissioned service

Brigadier

23 years of reckonable commissioned service

Major General

25 years of reckonable commissioned service

Lieutenant General

28 years of reckonable commissioned service

General

No restrictions

Promotion Policy in Air Force Academy (AFA)

Rank

Promotion Criteria

Flying Officer

On Commission

Flight Lieutenant

2 years of reckonable commissioned service

Squadron Leader

6 years of reckonable commissioned service

Wing Commander

13 years of reckonable commissioned service

Group Captain

26 years of reckonable commissioned service

Group Captain (Select)

Selection

Air Commodore

Selection

Air Vice Marshal

Selection

Air Marshal

Selection

Air Chief Marshal

Selection

Promotion Policy in Officers Training Academy (OTA)

Male and Female SSCOs who are granted with the Short Service Commission by the OTA are eligible for the following promotion avenues:

Rank

Promotion Criteria

Captain

On completion of 2 years of commissioned service

Major

On completion of 6 years of commissioned service

Lieutenant Colonel

On completion of 13 years of commissioned service

UPSC CDS 1 2022 Admit Card

FAQ

Q1 What is the starting salary of CDS Officer?

The entry level pay for officers recruited by IMA, INA, AFA or OTA is Rs 56,100 plus allowances.

Q2 What allowances do CDS Officers get?

Flying Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, High Altitude Allowance, Siachen Allowance, Uniform Allowance, Free Rations, Transport Allowance, Children Education Allowance, Medical Aid, etc.

Q3 What is the rank assigned to CDS Officer after training?

The CDS Officers after training are commissioned in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant (INA), Lieutenant (IMA), Flying Officer (AFA), Lieutenant (OTA) (both men & women).

Q4 How many vacancies are there in UPSC CDS 2022?

The UPSC CDS 2022 Exam Will Fill Up 341 Vacancies In The Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Officers’ Training Academy (Both Men & Women).

Q5 What is the UPSC CDS 1 2022 Exam Date?

The UPSC CDS 1 2022 Exam Will Be Held On 10th April 2022.
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