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Gazette Notification on the Acceptance of 7th CPC Recommendations by the Government of India for Its Employees

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Every ten years, the Central Government of India sets up a Central Pay Commission (CPC) to revise the pay scales of its employees. Since these pay scales are largely adopted by state governments as well, they influence the income of millions of households and ultimately the living standards of the employees and their dependents. Changes in the purchasing power of these families also affects the growth and development of markets, directly and indirectly.

On September 25, 2013, Indian government formed the Seventh Central Pay Commission which reviewed and proposed a 23.55% increase in emoluments (pay, allowances and pension) of 48 lakh employees and 50 lakh pensioners. The report went to the finance ministry and was examined by a high powered committee headed by the Chief Secretary to implement the recommendations.

7th CPC: Important observations

A meeting between Union leaders of central government officials and top government officials likely to take place today i.e. 17-05-2017, according to a NDTV report.

Chronology of events:

  • 7th CPC was constituted in February 2014
  • Submitted its report on 19 November 2015
  • A committee under Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa formed in July to review the recommendations
  • Committee was asked to submit its report to the government by February 22, 2017.
  • However, it submitted its report on April 27.
  • 7th CPC has recommended slashing of HRA in Metros and bringing down the rates by 2-6% for different group of cities

Gazette Notification: Extraordinary 25th July, 2016

The Gazette of India: Extraordinary notification published on 25th July, 2016 belied all the rumors and hopes indicating that empowered committee of Secretaries processing the recommendations may suggest to double the percentage of pay hike (23.55%) recommended by the 7th CPC and a hike of 30 percent in basic pay was supposed to be recommended by the government as per the media reports.

Government has recommended to ensure that the actual rise in pay of Doctors and Railway employees at the time of initial pay fixation must be about 14.29 percent. If we look back at the events that followed implementation of 6th CPC in 2008, pay hike on basic pay was revised to 40 percent at the time of implementation from the original recommendation of 20 percent by the 6th CPC.

Central government employees have raised the demand to revise the minimum pay to Rs.26,000 per month from Rs.18,000 as recommended by 7th CPC. However, government has accepted the 7th CPC and kept the minimum pay at Rs 18000 only.

Amidst the speculations of modifications in fitment factor, government has accepted the recommendation of uniform fitment factor of 2.57 for all its civilian employees. However, fitment factor of 2.57 has been altered for Level 13A (Brigadier) in Defence Pay Matrix and appropriate addition of three stages in Levels 12A (Lieutenant Colonel), three stages in Level 13 (Colonel) and two stages in Level 13A (Brigadier) is accepted.

Pay Fixation: The existing pay (Pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay) in the pre-revised structure as on 31st December 2015 shall be multiplied by a factor of 2.57. Amount so arrived at is to be located in the Level corresponding to Pay band and Grade Pay in new Pay Matrix. If an equal amount is not available, amount shown in next cell will be considered revised pay.

Immediate next cell to revised pay will be used for subsequent increment. Unlike 6th Pay revision, there shall be two increment dates (1st January/1st July) and either one of these two dates will be used as increment date depending on the date of appointment or grant of promotion.

Important: An employee appointed or promoted during the period between the 2nd day of January and 1st day of July (both inclusive) shall be granted increment on 1st day of January and the increment in respect of an employee appointed or promoted between 2nd day of July and 1st day of January (both inclusive) shall be granted increment on 1st day of July. (F. No. 4-21/2017-IC/E.III(A), dated 31-7-2018).

A Committee comprising Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Personnel and Training, Posts and Chairman, Railway Board as Members shall look into the recommendations on Allowances (except Dearness Allowance) and submit its report within a period of four months and till then all Allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure.

Government has accepted "Very Good" instead of "Good" as benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion.

Pay Fixation in the New Pay Structure

Step 1: What is the Basic Pay in the pay band plus Grade Pay?

Assume an employee id presently drawing Basic Pay of Rs. 55,040 (Pay in the Pay Band IV {(Rs 37400-67000) Rs. 46340 + Grade Pay Rs. 8700 = Rs. 55040)}. Fitment factor as per 7th CPC pay matrix is 2.57 that has to be used to multiply pay being drawn presently i.e. Rs 55,040. Hence, out come of the same would be Rs 55,040 x 2.57 = Rs 141,452.80 and rounding off of it would result to Rs. 1,41,453.

Step 2: The grade pay of Rs 8700 corresponds to level 13 as shown in matrix table. If figure obtained in step 1. is compared with the figures provided in the column of the given level 13, the closest figure is Rs. 141,600 in the column under level 13 in the new pay matrix and the same figure would be the newly fixed figure in 7th CPC.

Entry Pay

A. Example 1:

  • The entry pay for new or direct recruits takes into consideration the weightage given to qualifying service whereas those reaching the grade through promotion the pay is fixed at the minimum of the pay band plus grade pay corresponding to the new grade.
  • The entry pay is different for direct recruited and promoted. In the new pay matrix, it is proposed that direct recruits start at the minimum pay corresponding to the level to which recruitment is made, which will be the first cell of each level.
  • For example a person entering service as a direct recruit at level 3 will get a pay of ₹21,700, at level 8 of ₹47,600, at level 10 of ₹56,100 and so on. For those who have been promoted from the previous level, the fixation of pay in the new level will depend on the pay they were already drawing in the previous level. For instance, if a person who was drawing ₹26,000 in level 3 gets a promotion to level 4, his pay fixation will be as illustrated in Table.

Step 1: The pay increases to ₹26,800 in level 3 itself after grant of one increment in level 3 .
Step 2: Next higher or equal amount in level 4 in this case is ₹27,100.

  • Hence the new pay on promotion from level level 3 to level 4 will be fixed at ₹27,100.
  • In case of a direct recruit to level L4 the entry pay will be fixed at the start of the level L4 i.e., at ₹25,500.

B. Example 2:

A person drawing ₹40,400 as Basic Pay in level L5 is promoted to L7:

Step I: first add one increment within level L5 to arrive at ₹41,600,

Step 2: then fix the pay at ₹44,900 in level L7 as ₹44,900 is the nearest, next higher figure to ₹41,600 in the column of figures for level L7.

Step 3: Under conditions of situation arising for bunched together more than two stages, one additional increment equal to 3 percent may be given for every two stages bunched, and pay fixed in the subsequent cell in the pay matrix.

  • if two persons drawing pay of ₹53,000 and ₹54,590 in the GP 10000 are to be fitted in the new pay matrix, the person drawing pay of ₹53,000 on multiplication by a factor of 2.57 will expect a pay corresponding to ₹1,36,210 and the person drawing pay of ₹54,590 on multiplication by a factor of 2.57 will expect a pay corresponding to ₹1,40,296.
  • Revised pay of both should ideally be fixed in the first cell of level 15 in the pay of ₹1,44,200 but to avoid bunching the person drawing pay of ₹54,590 will get fixed in second cell of level 15 in the pay of ₹1,48,500.

Salient features of 7th CPC proposals

Percent Hike: As per the reports available in the media and announced on news channels on the occasion of report submission, it was revealed that hike in basic salary has been recommended to be 16%, while that of housing rent allowance, other allowances and pensions are 138.71%, 49.8% and 23.63% respectively.

Minimum & Maximum salary: Salary to be paid in the lowest ladder would be Rs 18000 and the maximum is fixed at Rs 2,50,000 per month. A minimum increment of 3% has been recommended to be fixed after completion of each year in the service by an employee.

Parity between IAS & Other Civil Services: Differences emerged in the opinion of members of pay commission on the vexed issue of parity of pay scales for officer from the IAS and other civil services and the issue remain unchanged due to lack of unanimity among various members.However, pay commission passed on the opportunity to provide a mechanism from private sector to the government for lateral entry.

OROP: As per the report published in the Business Standard, One Rank One Pension has been recommended by 7th CPC for central government employees and employees retiring from armed forces. Other media reports however suggested that 7th CPC recommended a revised pension formulation for the central government employees, including para-military personnel as well as for defence staff who have retired before January 1, 2016 without terming it one-rank-one-pension (OROP).

Pay Band & Grade Pay Abolition: The pay band and the grade pay system has been suggested to be abolished by the 7th CPC.

Fitment factor: A fitment factor of 2.57 is recommended for using uniformly to all employees.

Retirement Age: The age of superannuation for all central armed forces personnel is recommended to be raised to 60 years from current 58 years,though it was confronted by a pay commission member 'Vivek Rae'. However, this recommendation was assumed to bring parity between past pensioners and current retirees for the same length of service in the pay scale at the time of retirement.

Increase in Gratuity: The ceiling of gratuity has been recommended to be raised from the existing Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh and the same is recommended to be raised by 25 per cent with 50% increase in DA.

Seniority: The grade pay is suggested to be subsumed in the pay matrix and the status of the employee will now be determined by the level in the matrix.

Health Insurance: A health insurance scheme for employees and pensioners has been recommended and CGHS has been suggested to impanel already impaneled hospitals under CS(MA)/ECHS for catering to the medical requirement of these pensioners on a cashless basis who are outside the CGHS area.

Group Insurance: The rates of contribution under the central government employees group insurance scheme as well as insurance coverage have now been enhanced suitably from Rs 120 per month to Rs 5,000 and insurance cover from Rs 1.2 lakh to Rs 50 lakh for senior most level. For lower grade employesss it has been raised from Rs 30 per month to Rs 1,500 and the cover has been hiked from Rs 30,000 to Rs 15 lakh.

Advances: Abolition of all non-interest bearing advances has been recommended for the abolition and the limit for interest-bearing advances for buying home has been increased from Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 25 lakh.

Child Care Leave: As per HT news, 7th CPC has recommended to make single male parent entitled for availing child care leave (CCL) to take care of minor child upto the age of 18 years. Till date female employees were granted fully paid CCL for a max8imum period of two years during their entire service.

  • Single mothers would also be allowed to take CCL in six spells (in place of existing 3 spells for other mothers) in a calendar year. CCL would be granted at 100% of the salary for first year and 80% for next year.
  • Demand to increase the length has been rejected. Women will continue to get leave upto 180 days for pregnancy, male employees with less than 2 surviving children will be granted 15 days leave during confinement of his wife, upto 15 days before or six months from the date of delivery of child.

Gist of dissent: Points of contention

  • 7th CPC will be implemented w.e.f. 01.01.2016 as against the demand of JCM staff Side of 01.01.2014
  • JCM (SS) demand Rs 26000 to be fixed as minimum pay whereas 7th CPC fixed it at Rs 18000/-
  • 7th CPC proposed fitment factor as 2.57 against the JCM's demand of 3.7
  • One increment in old pay proposed by CPC against the demand of 2 increments
  • 3% increase as annual increment proposed against the demand of 5%
  • "Very Good" benchmark grading proposed for promotions at 10, 20 and 30 years instead of 5 promotions as demanded on basis of "Good" benchmark
  • Matrix based open ended pay structure recommended abolishing grade pay and pay band.
  • 14.29% maximum pay increase proposed against the 40% increase demand by JCM
  • Ratio between minimum and maximum pay widened to 1:11.4 against the JCM demand of 1:8
  • CPC recommended abolition of 52 allowances
  • HRA reduced to 26, 16 and 8% for 'X', 'Y' and 'Z' cities against JCM demand of increasing to 60, 40 and 20%, respectively
  • HBA ceiling is raised to 25 lakhs
  • No increase in casual leave
  • Full pay proposed for child care during 1st year and 80 percent in next year
  • No hike in transport allowance - only 125% merger proposed (Pay Level Higher Transport Allowance cities (A, AI) Other places 9 and above 7200 + DA 3600 + DA 3 to 8 3600 + DA 1800 + DA 1 and 2 1350 + DA 900 + DA)
  • Splitting of Home Town LTC for employees Posted in North East, Laddakh, Andaman & Nicobars and Lakshdweep allowed.
  • Performance related pay linkage proposed in all government departments and bonus payment also proposed to be linked to productivity.
  • 7th CPC has proposed for compulsory retirement and reintroduction of efficiency bar in case of failure to get required benchmark for promotion within the first 20 years of service
  • Pay anomaly between new recruits and direct promotee removed
  • Time taken in cadre review should be reduced and the process needs to be hasten
  • New pension scheme to continue
  • CEA to be proposed for students @ Rs. 2250/- PM and increased by 25% increase when DA crosses 50%. Hostel subsidy @ 6750and increased at 25% when DA increases 50%
  • Changes in monthly contribution for group insurance scheme proposed by CPC for changes such as: ( Level 1 to 5: Monthly Contribution 1500, Insurance Amount15 Lakhs; Level 6 to 9, Monthly Contribution 2500, Insurance Amount 25 lakhs; Level 10 and above Monthly Contribution, 5000, Insurance Amount50 lakhs)
  • Arevised Pension Formulation for Civil employees and Defence Personnel who have retired before 01.01.2016. (expected date of implementation of seventh CPC recommendations) recommended by the commission. This formulation will bring about complete parity of past pensioners with current retirees.
  • Minimum pension of Rs. 9000/- is recommended (50% of the minimum pay recommended by the 7th CPC)
  • Gratuity ceiling raised to 20 lakhs and 25% automatic increase with 50% increase in DA.
  • Fixed medical allowance of Rs 500/- kept unchanged
7th cpc matrix table 2

7th cpc matrix table 2

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2012 Crusader


IQBAL BHASIN on November 16, 2018:

While fixing the pension of a regular permanant commissioned officer of the rank of captain the pension is fixed equal to a jco of the rank sub.major granted hony rank of capt ain.Equalisation ofpension of PRC rank to the hony rank is absolutely incorrect and needs review.In other words PRC rank has been downgraded to Hony rank.

Ghanshyam talpada on September 27, 2018:

I have completed my 5 years fix period on 30 the June 2013 & fixed in 6th pay .l offered 7th pay .so 6th pay LF sticker required or not.please ! Send me a important notification or gr

Crusader (author) on August 16, 2018:

Article shared below provides few important tips to manage tax after retirement.

Crusader (author) on May 17, 2017:

Fate of allowances due to Central govt. Employees is likely to be decided today as a meeting between the union leaders and senior government officials may result in the form of announcement of important decisions on HRA, TA, CEA etc..

Binu on August 30, 2016:

One anomaly I noticed after pay fixationis that, in every level employess completed five years (got five increments) and two years (got two increments) in the same grade get fixed in the same stage. For example, an employee who got promoted to G.P. 7600 in 2011 and another employee who promoted to G.P. 7600 in 2014 (after three years) get fixed in Level 12 at Rs. 91400. This means all employees promoted in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 will get fixed at same stage, i.e., Rs. 91400 in Level 12

airman's wife on July 15, 2016:

its too hurting

Ravi raj on June 29, 2016:

I hate difence personnel status especially from the depth of heart of a military jawan......

So sorry!

One is the most important point that in Defnce Army one is the most important Trade TTC. But still the same is not in X group on June 19, 2016:


Dr.C.V.Krishnaiah on June 01, 2016:

I have gone through the above comments. I find they are all very sensible, justifiable. You forward them, ( without considering silly) to the competent authority and put up a note to the Defence Minister to take up the issue before the cabinet for final decision.

Please take out print and send to Hon'ble Defence Minister immediately.

JAI HIND And Bharat Mata ki Jai

JOSEPH OV on May 20, 2016:

While asking more pay, one should just think over people struggling to live, they find it very difficult to meet both ends. What ever, is given is adequate and self-contentment is important.

G.D.Gupta on May 06, 2016:

6th and 7th cpc is somewhat satisfactory in comparison to earlier pay commission report.

Even if one is not promoted for 15 to 20 years, there is no stagnation and one will continue to receive next increment according to work performance.iIn 5th cpc people got stagnated even after 12 to 15 years and there was no scope of promotion for the well performing and efficient employee.6 th pay commission was not at all satisfactory for pre-2006 retiree, there was no fit-ment table for the pre-2006 pensioner and the implementation was not uniform through out the entire nation, why there is disparity among states and central govt employee. Govt can fix the accountablity of the employee or stop the increment depending upon their work, but there should not be difference in the pay scale and DA admissible for state and central employee.In higher education an assistant prof. Is promoted to associate prof.after 12 years of good work, but there is no promotion for associate prof. To professor even after 15 to 20 years, particularly in degree college even if one is duly qualified with PhD , good academic record, number of research publication and good service record.Deserving and efficient employee must get promotion after every 10 years of good service record, which was not in the previous pay commission.Pensioners both pre and post 2016 should be given equal

Benefit of service towards fixation of their Basic pay, pensioner get only basic pay and DA , no other allowances are admissible them. Keeping in view of the service record incompetent official may be fired in the interest of quality and quantity work both in the offices.

sk tripathi on December 26, 2015:

Sir, msp same for all def forces all rank same

Ani on November 30, 2015:

No one is going to listen PBORs...

Just wait and watch....

This time MNS and officers will gaurd the border...

Crusader (author) on November 26, 2015:

7th cpc may not have benefited all the employees hugely and equally but employees getting promoted from PB III AFTER SERVING IN PB III in 15600-39100 in the grade pay of Rs 7600/8000 for 3 years - as per the promotion conditions- are gaining rs 60000-70000 pm benefit on being placed in PB IV OF Rs 39400-67000 and grade pay of Rs 8900/9000 as per 6th CPC. THIS IS INJUSTICE REALLY WITH OTHER EMPLOYEES WHO ARE GAINING JUST 10000-20000 AS A RESULR OF 2.57 MULTIPLICATION FACTOR. THINK OVER IT. THIS IS THE SAME PAY SCALE THAT WAS UPLIFTEED BY EARLIER UPA GOVT. FROM PB III TO PB IV DESPITE BEING PLACED IN PB III BY 6TH CPC. GROUP A OFFICERS AVAIL THIS GRADE BENEFITS.

sanjay yadav on November 15, 2015:

Sir when jawan and officers going same field than enemy bullet not ask who is jawan and who is officers but jawan and officers getting difference msp Both serves for nation I think they are officers so that his grade pay and basic are different from jawan but msp different is not good. it should be same for both please do needfully.

Crusader (author) on November 14, 2015:

#7thcpc CG employees expecting 2.86 -3.0 times increase in their salary are expecting than the permissible limits as per the administrators' wish. Read the link to know the real story -

Rajesh taneja on October 23, 2015:

Pay increase in totality will be from 3.5 to 4.5 times.

Rajesh Taneja on October 23, 2015:

All these grade pay and msp were introduced to make your BASIC PAY INCREASE FROM 3 TIMES TO 3.5 TO 4 TIMES. SEE your 5cpc pay band and see your 6cpc bay band. Ab calculate karo entry level 5cpc ki 2250 aur entry level 6cpc ki 5200 + 1800+2000=9000 to tankah 9000/2250= 4 times ho gayee. Kyon grade pay or msp ko ro rahe ho. Msp service ke hisab se badegi bharti hote hi poori msp nahi milegi. Naukri karoge acchha kaam karke promotion logo to msp bhi badegi. Generals ko msp nahi milti hay iske barey mein to koi bhi nahi bol raha. Haan takleef hay kuch ko ki Officers ko msp jyada kyon. Yeh bhi basic pay badane ki liye kiya hay. Unki bhi grade pay or msp badahi gahi par jyada phaida jawans ko mila hay aur 7cpc mein bhi unhiko milega. Jawan ki tankah 30000 se bhi jyada bad sakti hay aur msp bhi alag se milega 30% basic pay ka yanni tankah 33000 hone ki ummeed.officers ki kam badotaei ka anumaan upar se bahut INCOME TAX dena par sakta hay. Kam se kam 20000 se 30000 har mahine. Agar pay parity 1:10 rakhtey hain to asal main INCOME TAX DENE PAR WOH APNE AAP HI 1:8 AA JAYEGI. SUBEDAR SAHIB KO BHI ACCHHA INCOME TAX LAGEGAaur officers to tax jo ki 34% tak hay uska bhugtaan ke baaren mein sochna padega. Unless govt tax rebate dey kewal faujio ke liye nahi to jyada fark nahi padega pay commission se. Pension bhi govt ko last pay drawn se 50% badakar 60% - 70% kar deni chaiye kyonki bacchon ki padayee unki shaadi ghar banana aadi bahut si jarroratein hain. Jawan ko entry level main kam se kam 33000 to denahi chaiye. Accha ho agar 35000 de 40000 mile mehangayee ko dektey huye.

Sheya on October 22, 2015:

Hi, I am due to join as Income Tax Inspector in Nov'15. But have to serve the notice period in my existing PSU job. So I am thinking of taking an extension from IT. What will be effect on my salary if I join before 1/01/2016, ie before the 7th pay commission takes effect. I have been advised to join before 1st jan, in which case I will have to pay my notice period in the PSU. please tell me how will it be beneficial to me.

Rajesh taneja on October 22, 2015:

Brothers grade pay and msp were deliberated to make carry back home at 4 times levels than 5cpc

Chceck 5cpc entry pay was 2250. 6 cpc pay is 5200 +1800 grade pay + 2000 MSP

Totalling 9000. So 9000/2250= 4 times. This time basic will be pay in bay band + grade pay so for entry level will be 7000 and u will starting pay of 21000. In addition u will get 30%of basic pay as msp so it will be 30% of 21000 makes 21000+7000 will be 28000

So from last pay of 9000 you will get 28000 means 28000/9000= 3.1 times. But i fell withbDA at 125%on 1.1.2016 atleast 20% WILL BE ADDED TO COMPENSATE FOR COST INDEX. SO 28000 WILL BEC9ME 33000 AND EFFECTIVE INCREASE WILL BE 33000+7000 MSP WILL BE 40000. NOW 40000/9000=4ll.44 times sllo stop fighting on grade pay and msp and enjoy what u get and live happilily and ldlllllllllllll pray let othres get more than m dont look on others pay else if u have capability pls join in officers cadre and then will say jawans l8fe wqs much better. There is one COAS out of 120 billion should he be given his àudham he is your leaderm

Regarding msp it is not military pay but military SERVIVE pay. Jitne service karoge pr9notionas logon. Msp waise ilhi baregi. THANK YOU ALL MY FELLOW COUNTRYMEN

Rajesh taneja on October 22, 2015:

Msp given to army cannot be same for all ranksm it increases with service rendered and with promotions. So demamding same msp at entry levels is not correct.

T p sharma on September 11, 2015:

Air force tech quallification should be considerd . once up on a time during 1986 when i was in iaf my scale was 1460 to 2300 and sub insp police 1400 to 2300 .now that poor sgt is placed below along with ac and lac. I request that commission 6 th anomly may removed.

dp on September 06, 2015:


Sipahi or officer both services defense same risk both but when is difference MSP. Sir same services same MSP 7cpc.

Sushil on August 16, 2015:

Wages of airmen is de-moralising them . There are huge difference in wages & msp b/w officers and airmen. Both of them work for the same nation even airmen is on his front foot at the time of war then why there is so much diffrence in there pay .. Just because of this many airmen resigned their jobs after 15 year . Govt. Should think over it as soon as possible. Even airmen can't afford a house after his whole service and they are unable to provide better education to their children.

Govt. Should think over it .

Thank you .

Kishore on August 16, 2015:

IN IAF THERE r more than 12000 Nc(e)s working with different kind of trade jobs. In other defence services like indian navy, indian army has also trade job holders which are treating as a soldiers, and also getting promotion with rank and a good payment. But in indian air force they r not treating nc's as soldiers becoz they r not rifle trained what iaf is saying. Iaf can give them rifle training, and could implement d system what d co forces did. But it did't doing and lying to d govt and it's soldiers too.

himanshu pathak jee cisf on August 04, 2015:

In india capf constable rank is the most powerful rank in every forces..

All constables performs not only 24/ 7 hr duty but also his work is too dangerous. .. all constables chasing with his life.... but constable have vry few payment .. I hate this type of government rule... ...

I want to request the home ministry .. please increase the constables minimum 10000.00 in gross payment. ..

Thankew. ..

mohan Singh Bartwal on July 18, 2015:

reduse the retayarmant age .On persen give the service

s singh on May 22, 2015:

Sir, msp should be equal to all rank whether officers or PBOR because risk factor is same or you can say higher than officers because soldiers are always on the front of the border. Please look into the matter, thanks

rc on May 20, 2015:

Why officers in air force are getting three times more payment than air force technicians ? A technician in air force is having more knowledge and experience than officers about aircrafts and equipments related to flying. If any snag (problem) comes in aircraft is carried out (solved) only by the technicians .why officers ask Jwo ,WO ,sgt ,cpl ; how to carry out (solve) the snag (problem)? Then airmen tell them about the solution .but as far as payment is concerned airmen are paid one third(1/3) payment of officers which is equal to NCE and GATEMEN in air force.technicians work on aircraft but payment is paid equal to gatemen and it fare with technicians ? No sir .technicians work from morning 03:00 o clock to the night most of the time in the week .no close holiday is given to them .technicians work on holiday when .they start working in the morning 0300 hrs to whole day when 99% of government service personnel are in sleeping I request sir understand the problem and increase payment accordingly .thank you sir

ajeet maurya on April 08, 2015:

Dear sir ..i requesting about the diffence servent

I think a diffence servent warked so hard than other civil warker ..while gets payment low than other

A diffence warker get duty so away from his city n wark 24 hourse 7days no weekly rest ..yet every allouncess are much low

A diffence warker

james on April 04, 2015:

One cpl who sirving in indian air force he is become very knowledgeable after his 5 years service than who was taken grade pay 4200 in civil sectors. He is working with aircraft. .....he giving him best. He is nt less than one engineer who was taken 50 thousand payment. He is knowns better english than civil sectors persons. He is cuming is unit after 2 yers hard trainning is inof to make to him some class n he is compare with one state police constable. The pay structure should be revised after minimum 5 years service of one airmen. Tha one airmen get ready to aircraft for fly ....n he is get only 5200 basic ???

Its simply insult of defence also. He should be gets more benefits ...nt just like one labour he survived his life. That's y they leave the service after 15 yers......think abt it.

Damodar Prasad Prorvaha (DPP) on April 02, 2015:

Discussing matters here will hardly resolve the problem. Civilian IAS will never understand the real situation of defence services. They gets all ideas about defence PBOR from the gang of modern Hitlers i.e. defence officers. The concerned IAS officers are surviving in an environment bubble, knowingly or by default. The pay structure in IAF is demoralising airmen. The job demand is much higher than the pay. The role of IAF technical sergeant is more that a JE in civil. Earlier in fifth pay commission Sgt pay was equal to JE but now it is equal to a macp safaiwala. The promotion policy is also disgusting, we can find a Persian with service of 30 year is still Sgt due to less number of vacancies and self centered officers. In army the bullet never distinguish the rank but the Military Pay, which is given as a risk compensation is three times neither for all officers. It is also applicable for higher ranked officer who need not to move out from ac offices in Delhi. The rate of DA is same for all ranks, this makes rich to richer and create a huge gap between officers and non officers. This makes a newly joined officer pay is more the three times to an employee having 10 years of job. I agree that there should be a pay gap in ranks but it should not too much. Modi govt will be same because they can't see the condition directly. The beurucrates will definatly baffle them. I suggest there must be a proper audit of work in defence forces.

gaurav on April 02, 2015:

I think there wont be subs hike don't have high expectations

satyajit panda on April 01, 2015:

If we see a conductor in america his personality is equivalent to officer.but in india an officer personal equivalents to an aristocrat begger.

This not for a civil organisations but also in Iaf .

In indian air force a technicians knowledge is very very much better than an engineering officer. An engineering officer know how to harrash airman but he has no t knowledge about the aircraft.

If government gives posting an MBA person in place of engineering officer its better for IAF .

ssingh on March 30, 2015:

Sir it is felt necessary and please have a look over previous pay commissions especially 4th cpc and compare the pay differences for defence pbors. One Sgt was getting 1440 basic pay where as civil naibtehdildar was 1420. Now compare both today.

sukanta on March 15, 2015:

cpc why not for private sector ?A bill should come in parliament

ashok on March 15, 2015:

Wait & Watch

Rajesh on February 13, 2015:

sir its my opinion dat there is no any much salary difference between officers and jawans...Because jawans were working 24x7 days...but not officers...even u know dat after retirement jawan still not get to purchase to home for staying with his family...its shows dat jawan gets d salary very very less...pls increased of salary of jawans of all three defence my humble request

Neeraj on January 22, 2015:

In defence officer gets education allowance where as not airmen. It should be given to all. Like officer airmen should also get rank pay.

Sadhu on January 21, 2015:

Govt jobs are not lucrative anymore, there is no money. There is no point in clearing these tough exams like SSC/DSSSB etc and enter govt job. Even a PhD wala earns better than govt employee, gets salary revision after 4years, does nothing and swindles money from govt in the name of research...6th CPC was a disaster, so will the 7th be.

Sudhir kumar Chaudhry on January 16, 2015:

Msp should be band and grade pay should be at least three times. All allowances should be also three times increase. Age aapki marji.

saurabh kumar on December 26, 2014:

Sir, I am in airforce and working as a airmen ,my suggestion is that all personnel of forces concerned let it be crpf, bsf, state police, all should get pension after retirement, bcoz they all are the part of our country ,and they also put their life in danger, why somuch parcility with them ,plz cut our payment a little bit but they should get pension for their future. I think my point is strong and valid. Plz approve

indian on December 13, 2014:

i think we shld see all citizens of india, thare is need to enhance govt emplooyee's salery but not more than one time (2, 2.5 or 3 times is totally wrong) give more to labour or common person daily wages or grass root people so there living standerd can improve

govt employee salery enough to live prosperous life & fulfill all basic needs

so we shld think about poor person

siddharth on December 11, 2014:

sir ji capf person and deffince person same work (appx) karte hai tab diffence mai pension lago hai par capf person ke liye nahi kyio? na to capf person ko shaied ka darja bhi nahi,facility mai bhi kafi antar hai jase-csd capf person ke liye nahi hai ,15days C/L ka hona ,pay mai fark hona mera anurodh hai facilities sabhi force ko saman honi chaye pay me thoda fark hona chaye

nk on December 08, 2014:

Koi sunne wala nahi hai .kisko sunayen sunne wala hai lekin karta kuch nahi hai berojgari ka sabhi fayada uthate hain sabko apni padi hai.

s kuntal on November 20, 2014:

Msp should be equal for jawan and officer because they are combatant member of armed forces.grade pay should be enhance because 2000 Rs is group D' grade pay whereas jawan is come in group C'.

yashwant on November 17, 2014:

Dear sir my opinion is that there r so many differences between MSP of Airmen and officers while both r having same work to save the nation..that's why Airmen r getting frustration so much...and suicidle rate is increasing day by day..thak u sir.

sk on November 03, 2014:

As above, macp is equal for all ranks of armed forces, also allowances should be same, x group allowance enhance so that more qualified people join forces,

anonymous on November 02, 2014:

It is very sad to say that in indian armed forces were still a large diffrence is observed , from toilets to salary, we indians have gained a lot education , we have made our nation pride , but still british beurocracy is applied. It is really ahypocratic, chaunism, classes.

suny rajiyal on October 12, 2014:

Msp should be equal for all think abt the service conditions of a soldiers who stands 24 hrs on borders for us ... shame on govt nd panel members.

Big Question who represent jawans of our country. ...........

deepak arya on October 05, 2014:

msp for defence personnel should be equil for officer and men both and grade pay of men shoul be at least equl to 4600 present grade pay

yogesh dubey on September 28, 2014:

Sir ,

In 7th CPC recommendations this fact should be taken into count that the multification factors should be avoided to set up new pay scales .the ratio of min to max wages must be 1:8 .the wages should be set up considering there work perfomermed in there field .the wages should not be taken as reference of past cpc but should be in the formuleas of min to max wages.

At the other side the set up of the wages should not demorlise the morale of the defence perssonnel . bonus to the defence employees of pbor ranks should setup more than or equal to the railways employees.

Thanks for giving us a chance to comment on the above issue.

sonu on September 21, 2014:

i have gone through all above comments given by different persons

MSP is not equal for all Armed Force Personnel.......its because in free India, where everything is Indian except our TRADITIONS of running Govt. its 100% British Rule in Independence India

GRADE PAY is even lower than safaiwala......... may be this also, but did you ever think JAWANS JOIN ARMED FORCES IN A PAY BAND AND TILL HE ATTAINS PENSIONABLE SERVICE (15 YRS) HE REMAINS IN SAME PAY BAND BUT CASE IS DIFFERENT FOR officer.

hope Govt.Of India will look up this things and change traditions....................

sunil kumar yadav on September 20, 2014:

Duties of crpf personnel are more difficulties than other forces and also than army. They are giving their duties in lack of facilities in unconditional situation. They're lost their life in operations in jkd and chhatisgarh double than army but comparison that facilities from defense is nothing. Medical facilities is nothing than defense if some facilities available process is very lengthy to treatment in private Hosp. Financial benefit is very low than defense. Our jawans are living in very critical condition in Left wing extremist area but governments has never worry about that. Only operations should be happen against ante social elements. Media should be covered above problems and demand from government to solve the discrimination with in our military and paramilitary. Defense hospitals should be allowed for our paramilitary forces because they are giving their duties at the same manner...

Thanking you.....jai..hind.....jai Bharat...

Sunil on September 18, 2014:

Military service pay (MSP) should be equal for all combatant member of Armed Forces. applicability of rank from Sepoy to Major only.

mani on September 18, 2014:

The assistant professor scale again 50% lower compared to Associate Professor. The Promotion period is also 12 years for Universities. In other institutes like IIT/IIM/IISc it is only Five Years. What makes this large differences between the employes. Assitant to Associate should be made Five years if the teacher fullfill the API criteria.

Mahabubuddin Sadik on September 13, 2014:

Dear sir, I want to say that I think there r so many fault in defence salary structure.Officers r taking there won PB & GP similarly airmen r also taking there won PB & GP.we have no problem about that but there is huge different in MSP (Military Service Pay) while an airmen or a soilder also doing work in Indian Military Services.Defence persons r signed there bond for 24 hrs service in Water/Land/Air at the same time a civilian signed for 8 hrs only in there particular office which is so close to home.So I request to u that please make the MSP equal between Soilder & Officer & please make a separate PB for defence.Thank u sir.

Pankaj Kumar on September 06, 2014:


Main problems for defence personnel is MSP & their grade pay. When all are working in same organization for the nation and there are same risk for all personnel either officers or Jawans then why so much difference in MSP kindly give me answer.

2nd point regarding Grade Pay.... Firstly I am asking to govt that working in group 'C' class service why defence person are getting group 'D' class grade pay. The status of a govt serving personal shown by his grade pay but I don't know year what is the bloody rule of govt of India . The morale of defence personnel is going down day by day due to his grade pay & MSP because one who is working in NC(E) i.e called safaiwala or peon in civil or toilet saf krnewala bloody he is getting more grade than defence personnel it means govt compare defence personnel to NC(E) i.e safaiwala or toilet saf krnewala. Why govt don't think about this even the primary school teacher is getting 2 times more grade pay than him while he is also holding the same qualification not only that in compare to primary school teacher defence personnel are more qualified and skilled but even after he is bloody getting only 2000/ grade pay.

Not only that bloody he always live our life far from his hometown he is unable to come at the time of festival & he is doing continuous duty whether in day or night or in summer or winter season. Bloody Govt thinks that why I will take tension because he is bloody sitting in AC room and also getting 5,6 times more payment than him.

So I am requesting to India govt please think about one night for defence personnel who is working in border area to safe our nation continuously day and night if you will be in that position then what you thinks, please think about that and take decision accordingly.

slop on September 03, 2014:

does oil companies get same hike as per CPC??

gaurav sharma on July 27, 2014:

Please sir all defence persion gettting deferent msp it is requested plz all persion if he is an officer or sailor they are getting equal msp because a officer doing job in indian armed force and a sailor also doing job in armed force than why they are getting deferent msp.plz see and i request you sir plz got my ponit what i am saying to you. Thank you

Mykel Zoumi on May 18, 2014:

Corruption will lessen to a great extent if the salary increases by at least 3.5%...special mention needs to be made regarding the IAS,IRS,IPS,IFS officers.... They definitely deserve more...

Pralaya Roy on March 20, 2014:


Dear sir, I have the following few words for your kind consideration. When a young man joins in Indian Air Force then he has to study many things along with his physical and armed training. He has to study Hindi, English, General Science, Air Force rules and regulations in basic training (during first 6 months) and many many technical lessons in trade training and all these he has to learn through English medium. All instructions are given in English and to understand these is not bachcho ka khel. He has to pass exams step by step and then only he becomes a permanent staff. During doing service he has to pass different promotion exam to last in the service (service mei tike rahane ke liye) and this promotion exam is not so easy (bachcho ka khel nehi). In nutshell, when a man joins Air Force he enters in a english medium school where he has to study everything in english and has to pass all exams to be permanent staff. In other services, candidates need not study and pass hard exams to be permanent member. Such a trained man gets payment in the pay scale of 5200 rupees only. Whereas, in civil a trained man means a man who knows typing only and he need not study anything to be permanent staff of that organization. Such a man gets 5200 or more scale. Is it not a whimsicality ? I request pay commission to evaluate job of air force and fix starting pay scale little bit higher than present scale. I suggest to make scale at least 7200—25400 (as per present scale) for air force staff (from rank AC to MWO). Please refer comment of Air Chief Marshal Latif about “What should be payment of airmen of Indian Air Force”.

“Duniya se samyabaad ubharti ja rahi hai”…..this slogan is liked by most of the people in India. It indicates that most of the defence personnel also like this slogan. It indicates that they do not want equality and if so then everyone should get their right as per their qualifications and quality. Payment of airmen should not be equal to army personnel as army personnel do not want equality in soceity. In all civil services, whose pay scale falls between 5200-20200 for them, no study and no passing of exams are required to make their job permanent. They get the job and start working. But for airmen of Indian Air Force, they have to study a lot and pass all exams and then they become permanent member (yeh bachcho ka khel nehi). You can go to training center and can see what are the things they have to study along with their physical and armed training. In other service, people get smile on joining the service and executes love and conjugal life but on joining air force, a man becomes sorrow by seeing the study material and syllabus that he has to study and pass to become permanent member. Therefore, I request to change pay scale from 5200-20200 and upgrade scale at least 7200-25400 for airmen of Indian air force. It is harder to become an airman than becoming a teacher, a state govt. officer and many more like these. After becoming permanent staff also airmen do not get increment till they pass first promotion exam (I,e LAC/CPL Leading Aircraftsman). They get increment after clearing first promotion exam and one need to get 70% marks to pass the exam (yeh bachcho ka khel nehi). Therefore, I request to do job evaluation of airmen of Indian Air Force and fix scale accordingly.

raghu on February 06, 2014:

Pay will rise about 2.3-2.5 times on 1-1-2016 and author has projected an increase of just 2.5 times in the new or 7th pay package. If it is so then there is no use of formation of a pay commission. In my opinion, pay must be revised at least 2.75 or 3 times of 6th pay. Anyone in my support?

Anonymous on July 15, 2013:

All Group-III(4)Concerned : 7th Pay Commission Projected Pay Scale-Cntrl Govt. Emplys-- In the Grade Pay 5400 - this is the only starting PB which is not changed according to other PBs. this should actually start with a higher PB scale like -PB-3--15600-39100--5400--21000--46800-117300--19800--76590.

Pls check for GP 5400, PB scale is not changed. Please check on this to get it justified.

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