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7th pay commission for paramilitary forces Pay scale | Grade Pay | Salary | Allowance
The pay scales of the paramilitary forces depend on the current pay commission under the central govt. guidelines. The paramilitary forces are units of Indian Defence mechanism where there are seven such units who are assigned with several duties. Some are responsible to assist the Indian Army in the border areas, some are active in providing urban security to important institutions while some are for law and order duties. The pay scales of the officers and subordinates of these paramilitary units of India are determined as per their rank and the ongoing pay commission implemented by the centre. The Units referred to as paramilitary forces in India are CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF, Assam Rifles, SSB and NSG. Below are the pay scales of these paramilitary forces as per current CPC:
|Sl. No.||Paramilitary force rank||Pay Band||Grade Pay|
|1||Constable||Rs. 5,200 – Rs. 20,200||Rs. 2,000|
|2||Head Constable||Rs. 5,200 – Rs. 20,200||Rs. 2,400|
|3||Asst. Sub Inspector||Rs. 5,200 – Rs. 20,200||Rs. 2,800|
|4||Sub Inspector||Rs. 9,300 – Rs. 34,800||Rs. 4,200|
|5||Inspector||Rs. 9,300 – Rs. 34,800||Rs. 4,600|
|6||Subedar Major||Rs. 9,300 – Rs. 34,800||Rs. 4,800|
|7||Assistant Commandant||Rs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,100||Rs. 5,400|
|8||Deputy Commandant||Rs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,100||Rs. 6,600|
|9||Commandant||Rs. 37,400 – Rs. 67,000||Rs. 8,700|
|10||Deputy Inspector General||Rs. 37,400 – Rs. 67,000||Rs. 8,900|
|11||Inspector General||Rs. 37,400 – Rs. 67,000||Rs. 10,000|
|12||Asst. Director General||Rs. 67,000 – Rs. 79,000||–|
|13||Director General||Rs. 80,000 Fixed||–|
Paramilitary forces Grade Pay
At present, the Grade Pay of the forces and officers of the Paramilitary units of India are given as per the recommendations of the 6th central pay commission. The grade pay is added along with the pay band of the paramilitary forces, which pay an important decisive factor in their overall monthly salary. The range of grade pays of the paramilitary forces starts from Rs. 2,000 for the ranks of constable and the highest grade pay received by the high ranked officers like the Inspector General is Rs. 10,000. But there is no provision of grade pay for the highest ranked officers like Director General of the Paramilitary forces. They receive a fixed salary of Rs. 80,000 per month.
Paramilitary forces Salary
The overall monthly salary of the members of paramilitary forces is a combination of the pay band and the grade pay which depends of the rank of the officers and forces. The pay band starts from Rs. 5,200 to Rs. 20,200 for the constables. Also the grade pay starts from Rs. 2,000 which is added with the pay band. The addition of pay band and grade pay is termed as the basic pay of the employees of paramilitary forces. These rates are as per recommendations of the present 6th pay commission. Another major factor influencing the net salary of the paramilitary forces is the Dearness Allowance (DA) provided by the central government. The present DA rate is 125 per cent of the basic salary. Several other allowances and paramilitary pay are added with the salary. However, the highest rank of the paramilitary force units i.e. the Director General (DG) get a monthly remuneration of Rs. 80,000 which is fixed.
Paramilitary forces types with pay scale
The Indian paramilitary forces are broadly divided into seven units namely the CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF, Assam Rifles, SSB and NSG. The rank division of these paramilitary forces of India are almost the same, which starts from constables and goes up to Director General rank. The pay scale of the rank of Director General (DG) is Rs. 80,000 which is fixed monthly remuneration. Currently the pay scales of these forces are as per the 6th pay commission, which will be revised soon after the full implementation of the 7th pay commission.
Paramilitary forces pension
After long struggle between the Govt. authorities and the units of paramilitary forces, the pension benefits for the forces serving in the paramilitary units were given. The retirement age of the paramilitary forces is fixed to 60 years after which they will become eligible to get pension benefits. The monthly pensions will be calculated as per the last withdrawing salary during retirement. The pension amount will also get affected by the annual regular increment and the dearness allowance percentage.
Paramilitary forces benefits under 7th pay commission
There are several recommendations mentioned in the new 7th central pay commission to improve the pay structures and other benefits provided to the members of the paramilitary forces in India. The implementation date of the 7th CPC is 1st Jan 2016. The pay bands and grade pays of the paramilitary forces will be hiked according to the calculation of fitment factor. It is expected to have a fitment factor of 2.57 after the full implementation of 7th CPC. Several other allowances will be added to the paramilitary forces like improved medical allowance, hard area allowance, etc. The Govt. has also agreed to revive the rates of paramilitary service pay. Also there is a recommendation on one rank one allowance for the forces.
It cannot be denied that a huge number of central government employees, military, and paramilitary forces have been waiting for a long time to gain clear insight about the recommendations for 7th pay commission. Not only the central government but also the state government employees have been looking up for the final approval of 7th pay commission from the Ministry of Finance. And according to the reports, it has been observed that there is a complete new matrix formation for risk and allowance for defense forces and security personnel. It also states that the top grade Military Service pay (MSP) will be granted solely for defense forces.
The risk and hardship allowance issue
A new “nice cell risk and hardship matrix” shall be formed along with one extra cell which will be specifically for the army troops that are deployed along Siachen Border. This is definitely justified since it is the world’s highest and coldest battlefield. Now, this allowance for Defense personnel has raised issues since this is not allotted for paramilitary personnel also. Regarding this issue, the paramilitary forces have called for a meeting with Central Armed Police Forces. The meeting is regarding the demand of paramilitary personnel for the 7th pay commission to allow them a paramilitary service pay (PSP) identical to MSP.
Compensation for Paramilitary forces
It needs to be remembered that paramilitary forces like BSF, CRPF, CISF, SSB and ITBP incorporate different retirement ages that vary from 57-60 years. The panel of 7th pay commission has suggested a separate package of for lateral entry of retired personnel or the decommissioned defense personnel within the forces apart from any other services. But that does not offer the proper allowances provided in MSP. Seeking to include more young blood within the armed forces it has been recommended by 7th pay commission that Short Service Commission (SSC) shall be entitled to a complete funding of one year course within a premier institute of higher learning.
- The issue still continues
The primary objective of offering allowance and revised pension formula for defense forces is nothing more than enhancing the morale of these forces. The commission has also proposed a hike in ex-gratia lump sum compensation for the next kin of troops when they sacrifice their lives in line of duty. But one good thing is the commission finally has decided to attempt a longtime issue for granting Non Functional Upgradation (NFU) for the officers. But the “risk and hardship issue” still remains constant because MSP shall be payable for all ranks but this scenario is not similar incase of paramilitary forces. They raised issue since the paramilitary forces feel that their services are being ignored by the Central Government and 7th pay commission.
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