7th Pay Commission – Check Calculation, Pay Scale and Benefits

A Pay Commission is set up by the Government of India and it recommends the changes in the salary structure of central government employees. The 7th Pay Commission was to be implemented in January 2016. However, it had to be delayed.

Millions of government employees are waiting for the 7th Pay commission to be implemented as it will increase their allowances, salary, and other benefits. What is a Pay Commission? The Government of India set up the Pay Commission to recommend changes in salary structure of central government employees. So far, seven pay commissions have been set up since India received its independence to review and recommend changes on pay structure of all civil and military servants of the Government of India. P. Chidambaram, the then Finance Minister announced that the 7th Pay Commission was approved by the then Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh and that it will be implemented by January 2016. However, due to some obstacles, the 7th Pay Commission was not implemented by the recommended date of implementation.

In the month of July, 2016, AK Mathur headed the Seventh Pay Commission and submitted a report on it to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The report suggested a 23.55% hike in pay and allowances of government employees. If the 7th pay commission is implemented, government employees will benefit from a pay hike and other benefits. The Government of India is planning to implement the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations by January 2017. Uttar Pradesh has already approved the 7th Pay Commission and have announced that it will be implemented by January 2017.

7th Pay Commission
7th Pay Commission

Highlights of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission:

Recommended minimum pay for government employees: The minimum pay of a newly recruited government employee at entry level is increased from Rs.7,000 to Rs. 18,000 per month. For a newly recruited Class I Officer, the minimum salary is increased to Rs.56,100 per month.

Recommended maximum pay for government employees: The 7th Pay Commission also recommends to increase the maximum pay for government employees to Rs.2.25 lakhs per month for Apex Scale and Rs.2.5 lakhs per month for Cabinet Secretary and others working at the same level.

Pay Matrix: Considering the issues that exist in the Grade Pay Structure, the 7th Pay Commission has recommended a new pay matrix. Once the 7th Pay Commission is implemented, the status of a government employee will not be decided by Grade Pay but by the level in the new Pay Matrix.

New Pay Structure: Ever since Central Government employees heard about the Pay Matrix system, they have questions about their grades and levels. The New Pay Structure recommended by the 7th Pay Commission have included all existing levels and have not introduced any new levels.

Work Related Illness and Injury Leave(WRIIL): The Pay Commission recommends full pay and allowances to be granted to all employees who are hospitalised due to WRIIL.

Fitment: The 7th Pay Commission recommends a uniform Fitment Factor to eliminate partiality and discrimination in the system. The Pay Commission has recommended a uniform Fitment Factor of 2.57 for all employees.

The fitment factor pertaining to the 7th Central Pay Commission is likely to be set at 3.00 times from an earlier 2.57 times. However, in contrast with the recommendations made by the 7th CPC, the employees are currently demanding a hike of 3.68 which essentially increases the fitment factor by three times.

Dearness Allowance: In what came as a huge relief to government employees, the Dearness Allowance witnessed a hike of 2% recently. This move/act by the Union Cabinet is said to benefit more than 50 lakh Central Government employees and around 55 lakh pensioners and staffers. This hike was mostly focused on Central Government employees as they are most likely to bear the brunt of factors such as inflation. The raise went straight off to 7% from an earlier 5%.

Annual increment: The Pay Commission has suggested to retain the annual increment of 3% p.a.

Modified Assured Career Progression(MACP): The 7th Pay Commission aims at improving the quality of services offered by the Government of India and thereby focuses on individual performance. According to the report, performance benchmarks of MACP has been altered and made stricter. They have made the performance indicator stricter by adding “Very good” performance level which was “Good” before. The report goes on to recommend that no annual increments should be given to employees who do not meet their performance level and no promotions will be given if MACP is low for the first 20 years in service.

Military Service pay(MSP): The 7th Pay Commission recommends MSP to be paid for Defence Personnel only. MSP is the compensation paid to people offering military service in India. MSP will be payable for all ranks inclusive of Brigadiers and people at the same level.

Allowances: The Cabinet has examined a total of 196 allowances which are currently present and have abolished 51 allowances, retaining 37 allowances.

House Rent Allowance: As the 7th Pay Commission aims at increasing the basic pay of government employees, the Pay Commission has recommended that the House Rent Allowance also increase by 24%. The Commission also states that HRA will increase to 27%, 18%, and 9% when DA (dearness allowance) crosses 50%. HRS will further increase and will be paid at 30%, 20%, and 10% when DA crosses 100%.

Advances: Apart from Personal Computer Advance and House Building Advance, 7th Pay Commission has abolished all non-interest bearing advances. It is also noteworthy that House Building Advance has been increased from Rs.7.5 lakhs to Rs.25 lakhs.

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS): The Pay Commission has made some changes to Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme. The recommended rates are as follows:

Level of employee Present monthly deduction in Rupees Present insurance amount in Rupees Recommended monthly deduction in Rupees Recommended insurance amount in Rupees
10 and above Rs.120 Rs.1,20,000 Rs.5000 Rs.50,00,000
6 to 9 Rs.60 Rs.60,000 Rs.2500 Rs.25,00,000
1 to 5 Rs.30 Rs.30,000 Rs.1500 Rs.15,00,000

Medical changes: The 7th Pay Commission has recommended a Health Insurance Scheme for Central Government employees and pensioners. The report also recommends cashless medical benefit for pensioners outside CGHS area.

Pension: The Commission suggests a revision in the current pension scheme. They recommend a revised pension formulation for civil employees including CAPF and Defence Personnel who have retired before 01.01.2016. The new formulation will focus on bringing parity between existing pensioners and current retirees. The new pension will be calculated by placing the past pensioners on the new Pay Matrix system. Later, the pension amount will be arrived at by adding the number of increments a pensioner has earned in that level while in active service at the rate of 3% p.a. 50% of the so arrived amount will be the new pension. A pensioner will get a multiple of 2.57 times the current basic pension.

Gratuity: The Commission recommends the ceiling of gratuity to be increased from the current Rs.10 lakh to Rs.20 lakh. They further recommend that the ceiling on gratuity may be raised by 25% when the DA rises by 50%.

Disability Pension for Armed Forces: Instead of the current percentile based disability pension regime, The Commission has recommended to implement a slab-based system for disability element.

7th Pay Commission pay scale for Central Government employees

Pay scale for Indian Air Force

According to the recommendations made in the 7th Pay Commission, the pay scale for Indian Air Force employees will be based upon the officer's rank, area of posting, branch, and designation. The below table shows the detail pay structure:

Pay structure Amount payable
Minimum grade pay for Indian Air Force employees Rs.5,400
Pay band Rs.15,600
Military service pay Rs.6,000
Kit maintenance Rs.500

They have also revised the allowances paid to Indian Air Force employees. The revised allowance structure is as follows:

Allowance type Amount
Dearness Allowance (Which is usually 80% of Gross Emoluments) Rs.21,600
Flying Allowance (Which is payable for officers in flying branch) Rs.11,250
Travel Allowance Rs.3,200 in metro cities and Rs.1,600 for other cities and towns
Technical Allowance (Which is payable for officers in technical branch) Rs.2,500

Monthly salary of Indian Air Force employees based on their rank

Rank Monthly salary amount
Flying Officer Rs.11,250
Air Commodore Rs.13,125
Flight Lieutenant Rs.13,750
Squadron Leader Rs.17,500
Captain Rs.17,500
Wing Commander Rs.17,500

Perks enjoyed by Indian Air Force employees

Those working in the Indian Air Force enjoy several perks like pension, accommodation facility, a vehicle depending on the rank, education concessions, travel allowances, quality medical services free of cost, and loans at low interest rates.

Pay scale for Anganwadi Workers

Malnutrition among kids is one of the pressing issue in India. To put an end to malnourishment among children, the Government of India recruited local workers to work closely with children and ensure that the government-provided food reaches them. The pay scale for anganwadi workers is the lowest in the government pay structure. They do not have a grade pay system in many states in India apart from Tamil Nadu. However, they receive allowances like:

Allowance Amount
Festival allowance Rs.450-Rs.500
HRA Rs.120-Rs.500
Dearness Allowances Rs.350-Rs.720
Fixed medical allowances Rs.200

Apart from the above allowances, they receive certain benefits like 15 days of summer holidays, pension, and PF, depending on the state they are working in. As the pay scale for anganwadi workers differs from state to state, a universal amount cannot be mentioned. Few states that have announced the pay scale of anganwadi workers are Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. The pay scale mentioned by them are:

State Salary for helpers Salary for anganwadi workers
Kerala Rs.7,000 Rs.10,000
Telangana Rs.4,500 Rs.7,000
Andhra Pradesh Rs.4,500 Rs.7,000

Pay Scale for Army and Defence Personnel

The pay structure for civil services and defence services differ widely. Revisions have been made to the Indian Army pay scale after the 7th Pay Commission was passed. The pay scale for defence personnel depends on rank and experience. Also, a new 15-scale pay structure has been introduced, eliminating the previous grade pay system. The pay scale for Indian Army and defence personnel are as follows:

Rank Pay scale Grade pay Comments
Lieutenant Rs.15,600-Rs.39,100 Rs.5,400 Please note that this amount will be paid on commission
Major Rs.15,600-Rs.39,100 Rs.6,100 Please note that this is applicable after completing 2 years
Captain Rs.15,600-Rs.39,100 Rs.6,600 Please note that this is applicable after completing 6 years
LT Colonel Rs.37,400-Rs.67,000 Rs.8,000 Please note that this is applicable after completing 13 years
Colonel Rs.37,400-Rs.67,000 Rs.8,700 NA
Brigadier Rs.37,400-Rs.67,000 Rs.8,900 NA
Major General Rs.37,400-Rs.67,000 Rs.10,00 NA

Allowance paid to Indian Army Officers

Allowance Type Paid to Amount
Hard areas allowance Applicable only to people who are posted in hard areas 25% of the overall basic pay or Rs.6,750 per month
Kit maintenance allowance Applicable to all officers Rs.400 per month
High altitude climate allowance Applicable to officers who are posted in high altitude Rs.11,200-Rs.14,000 per month
House Rent Allowance Applicable to officers who do not avail government accommodation facility 10-30% of the basic pay of the officer
Siachen Applicable for officers who are posted in Siachen borders Rs.11,200-Rs.14,000 per month
Transport Allowance Applicable to all officers For A1 cities and towns, Rs.3,200 is paid and for all other cities and towns, Rs.1,600 will be paid
High Active Field Area Allowance Applicable for officers who work in high-active field area Rs.6,780-Rs.4,200 per month
Special forces allowance Applicable to officers who work in special forces Rs.9,000 per month
Modified field area allowance Applicable to officers who are posted in modified field areas Rs.1,600 per month
Flying parachute pay Applicable to officers who work as aviators of the army Rs.9,000-Rs.12,000 per month

Pay Scale for Assistant Professors

7th Pay Commission has made sure that every Central and State Government employee gets a salary hike irrespective of their post. Assistant professors also get a salary hike. The pay scale for Assistant Professors according to the upcoming 7th Pay Commission are expected to range anywhere between Rs.46,800 to Rs.1,17,300. The grade pay is expected to be set at Rs.19,800. Previously, in the 6th Pay Commission, the pay scale of Assistant Professors was between Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 and the grade pay was Rs.6,600. There is no changes made to entry level pay in the 7th Pay Commission. It remains at Rs.25,530 per month.

Apart from the above changes, other changes have been made to the allowances received by Assistant Professors. The HRA has been increased based on the city they work in. The hike in HRA can be 24%, 16%, or 8% depending on the DA of the employees. The employee is eligible for HRA if the DA crosses 50% and 100%.

Pay scale for Assistant Station Master

Assistant Station Master earns a decent salary in the Indian Railway System as they play a crucial role in managing the railway station. The grade pay for Assistant Station Master has been changed as per the recommendations made under the 7th Pay Commission but their basic pay remains the same. The grade pay of Assistant Station Masters is Rs.2,800 per month currently. 7th Pay Commission has recommended the grade pay of Assistant Station Masters to Rs.4,200 per month. However, as there is a debate about eliminating the role of Assistant Station Masters as they do the same job as Station Masters, the revisions suggested is put on hold. For now, they will reap the benefits of the 6th Pay Commission which are as follows:

Details Amount
Pay Scale Rs.5,200 to Rs.20,200
Average Basic Pay Rs.8,560
Grade Pay Rs.2,800
Allowances and benefits HRA, Transport Allowance, and Pension

Pay scale for Associate Professor

The pay scale for Associate Professor will change from 1st January 2017 with the implementation of 7th Pay Commission. Associate Professors are eagerly waiting for the 7th Pay Commission to be implemented in the beginning of 2017 as it will bring a great difference to their pay scale. Previously, the Associate Professor’s salary slab was between Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 and their grade pay was Rs.8,900 per month. If the 7th Pay Commission is implemented, the salary slab of Assistant Professors will be between Rs.1 lakh to Rs.2 lakh and their grade pay will be Rs.27,000 per month. According to reports, around 47 lakh Assistant Professors and about 52 lakh pensioners will benefit from this plan.

Pay scale for Bank Officers

Pay scale for each employee is different as it depends on their post and designation. While an ordinary bank clerk draw a basic monthly salary of Rs.11,765, bank managers draw a monthly salary of Rs.45,000.

Pay scale for Probationary Officer

Currently, a Probationary Officer in a bank draws a base salary of Rs.14,500 per month apart from the Dearness Allowance of Rs.12,781 and House Rent Allowance of Rs.1,087. Going by this calculation, the total salary earned by a Probationary Officer is Rs.28,368 per month. If the 7th Pay Commission is implemented, the pay scale of a Probationary Officer will be as follows:

Base salary Rs.27,865
DA Rs.10,839
HRA Rs.2,786
Total monthly salary Rs.41,490

Please note:

  • SBI pays Probationary Officers four increments during the first few years. For this reason, the starting salary in SBI still remains to be Rs.6,000.
  • The salary for a Probationary Officer depends on the post and the place they work in and hence can vary from one employee to another.

Pay scale for other bank employees

Post Pay scale
Bank Clerk Rs.1,18,663 to Rs.3,23,034 per year
Bank Officer Rs.1,77,812 to Rs.6,23,164 per year
Assistant Bank Manager Rs.2,38,423 to Rs.6,25,725 per year
Bank Manager Rs.3,29,734 to Rs.10,71,284 per year

Pay scale for BPCL employees

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited(BPCL) is an Indian state-owned oil refining and distributing company in India. BPCL operated two large refineries in Mumbai and Kochi. It is also listed in the Fortune Global 500 of the world’s biggest corporations in the year 2016. BPCL employees are paid according to their post and contribution. The pay scale for an executive, who is the lowest in rank and order can range anywhere between Rs.24,900 to Rs.50,500 per month which is an handsome pay for the last level in the management. On the other hand, Managing Director draws about Rs.80,000 to Rs.1.25 lakhs per month.

It is a misconception that BPCl employees fall under the government's salary norms. 7th Pay Commission does not affect the pay structure of BPCL employees. A separate pay revision committee decides the pay scale of BPCL employees. Currently, the pay scale for BPCL employees are as follows:

Post Pay scale
Executives/Engineers/Officers Rs.24,900 to Rs.50,500
AM/Senior Officer/Senior Engineer Rs.29,100 to Rs.54,500
Deputy Manager Rs.32,900 to Rs.58,000
Manager Rs.36,600 to Rs.62,000
Senior Manager Rs.43,200 to Rs.66,000
Chief Manager Rs.51,300 to Rs.73,000
Deputy General Manager Rs.51,300 to Rs.73,000
General Manager Rs.51,300 to Rs.73,000
Executive Director Rs.62,000 to Rs.80,000
Director Rs.75,000 to Rs.1 lakhs
C & MD Rs.80,000 to Rs.1.25 lakhs

Pay scale for Border Security Force (BSF) :

7th Pay commision will be implemented for BSF personnels, too. Currently, pay scale for BSF is according to the 6th Pay Commission. From BSF constables to Assistant Sub Inspectors, all employees under BSF gets paid as per pay band 1. The salary scale in pay band 1 ranges from Rs.5,200 to Rs.20,200 per month and the grade pay ranges from Rs.1,800 to Rs.2,800 per month. Refer to the below table for the difference in pay scale for various posts in BSF according to the 7th pay commission:

Post Current pay scale 7th Pay Commission pay scale
Constables/Assistant Constables/Assistant Sub Inspector Pay Band 1- Rs.5,200 to Rs.20,200 per month Grade Pay- Rs.1,800 to Rs.2,800 per month Pay Band 1- Rs.15,600 to Rs.60,600 per month Grade Pay- Rs.5,400 to Rs.8,400 per month
Servicemen/Servicewomen/Sub Inspector/Major Pay Band 2- Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month Grade Pay- Rs.4,200 to Rs.4,800 Pay Band 2- Rs.29,900 to Rs.1,04,400 per month Grade Pay- Rs.12,600 to Rs.16,200
From Assistant Commandant up to the rank of Second in Command Pay Band 3- Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month Grade Pay- Rs.5,400 to Rs.7,600 Pay Band 3- Rs.46,800 to Rs.1,17,300 per month Grade Pay- Rs.19,800 to Rs.22,800
From Commandant up to the rank of Special Director General Pay Band 4- Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 per month Grade Pay- Rs.8,700 to Rs.10,000 per month Pay Band 4- Rs.1,12,200 to Rs.1,00,100 Grade Pay- Rs.26,100 to Rs.30,000

Apex Pay Scale of BSF

BSF Officers who are of the rank of Deputy General were getting paid according to the Apex Scale and drew a monthly salary of Rs.80,000. The 7th Pay Commission has revised the Apex Scale and have increased it to about Rs.2.4 lakh.

Pay Scale for BSNL employees

BSNL employees get paid based on their role and designation. Number of years in the service also matters. BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is one of the largest telecommunications companies in India employing millions of employees all over the country. Unfortunately, BSNL employees will not benefit if the 7th Pay Commission is implemented as BSNL has flat-out refused to increase the salary of their employees. However, they have increased their House Rent Allowance by 10% to 20% depending on the area they work. Currently, the pay scale of BSNL is as follows:

Post Grade Pay
Executives Officers Minimum pay for Grade A Executives- Rs.12,000 Maximum pay for Grade A Executives- Rs.24,500 Minimum pay for Grade B Executives- Rs.9,850 Maximum pay for Grade B Executives- Rs.18,250
Grade A Senior Admin and Junior Admin Officers(Finance Department) Minimum salary- Rs.22,400 per month Maximum salary- Not available
Level 3 Executive Officers- Grade A (Admin and Finance) Minimum pay- Rs.12,000 per month Maximum pay- Rs.24,500 per month
Non-executive officers Minimum pay- Rs.4,720 per month Maximum pay- Rs.11,175 per month
Junior Account Officers Minimum pay- Rs.4.2 lakhs per year Maximum pay- Rs.8 lakhs per year
Junior Telecom Officer Minimum pay- Rs.4.5 lakhs per year Maximum pay-Rs.6 lakhs per year
Telecom Technical Assistant Minimum pay- Rs.2.9 lakhs per year Maximum pay- Rs.3.5 lakhs per year

However, the 7th Pay Commission has revised the pension rules for BSNL employees. Addressing the concern among pensioners and their families who retired before June 2013, the 7th Pay Commission Committee has stated that 50% Dearness Allowance will be extended to these pensioners along with their basic pension amount.

Pay scale for CISF or Central Industrial Security Force

While many government employees are rejoicing over the changes made in the 7th Pay Commission, CISF is not satisfied with the outcome. Central Industrial Security Force work night and day in tense environment. From VIP arrangement and border security to Naxal operations and rescue work, they sweat a lot. However, the 7th Pay Commission has retained the pay scale of CISF the same which is equal to civil pay which is disappointing. They have offered a Apex amount of Rs.80,000 for paramilitary forces. Apart from that, they has agreed to construct 13,072 houses and more than 113 encampments in about 68 cities and towns in India. The construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. In addition, they have also made some changes to their pay structure. While the Indian Army can avail 20 days of leave and Jawans can avail 30 days of leave, paramilitary forces get only 15 days of leave. The 7th Pay Commission may increase the number for leaves for CISF.

Pay Scale for Commercial Clerks or Commercial Superintendent

Under the 7th Pay Commission, revisions has been made for employees working in the Indian Railways. As per the 6th pay commission, the pay scale for Commercial Clerks was Rs.6,500 per month and the pay scale for Commercial Superintendents was Rs. 6,500 to Rs.10,500 per month. A Senior Commercial Clerk would get anywhere between Rs.4,000 to Rs.6,000 as per the 6th Pay Commission. However, under the 7th pay Commission, Commercial Clerks will get Rs.9,300 per month, Commercial Superintendents will get Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month and Senior Commercial Clerks would get anywhere between Rs.5,200 to Rs.20,200 per month.

Pay Scale for Commercial Clerks or Commercial Superintendent in a nutshell

Post Previous pay 7th Pay Commision pay scale
Commercial Clerks Rs.6,500 per month Rs.9,300 per month
Commercial Superintendents Rs. 6,500 to Rs.10,500 per month Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month
Senior Commercial Clerk Rs.4,000 to Rs.6,000 Rs.5,200 to Rs.20,200 per month

Pay scale for CRPF

The 7th Pay Commission has increased the pay scale of CRPF employees. CRPF is one of the largest police force in central armed police forces in India. CRPF has around 15 ranks in the department and the 7th Pay Commission has agreed to increase the pay scale for all the ranks.

Post Previous pay 7th Pay Commission Pay Scale Proposed grade pay
Constable Up to Rs.20,200 per month Up to Rs.60,600 per month Rs.7,200 per month
Head Constable Rs.5,200 to Rs.20,200 per month Rs.15,600 to Rs.60,600 Rs.9,400 per month
Assistant Sub-inspector Rs.5,200 to Rs.20,200 per month Up to Rs.60,600 Rs.10,400 per month
Sub-inspector Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month Rs.27,900 to Rs.1,04,400 per month Rs.12,600 per month
Inspector Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 Rs.27,900 to Rs.1,04,400 per month Rs.13,800 per month
Subedar Major Not available Up to Rs.1,04,400 per month Rs.14,400 per month
Assistant Commandant Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 Rs.46,800 to Rs.1,17,300 per month Rs.16,200 per month
Deputy Commandant Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 Rs.46,800 to Rs.1,17,300 per month Rs.19,800 per month
Second-in Commandant Rs.39,100 per month Rs.1,17,300 per month Rs.22,800 per month
Commandant Up to Rs.67,000 per month Up to Rs.2,01,100 per month Rs.26,100 per month
DIG Up to Rs.67,000 per month Up to 2,01,000 per month Rs.30,000 per month
IG Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 per month Rs.1,12,000 to Rs.2,01,000 per month Rs.35,000 per month
ADG Rs.79,000 per month Up to Rs.2,25,000 per month NA
SDG Rs.75.500 to Rs.80,000 per month Rs.2,25,000 to Rs.2,30,000 per month NA
DG Up to Rs.80,000 per month Rs.2,50,000 per month NA

Pay scale for Gram Dak Sevak GDS BMP Employees

Currently, GDS is considered a separate agent in the postal department and are mostly located in rural areas. They work for about 4 or 5 hours in a day and are paid by Time Related Continuity Allowance. They also need a secondary job to support them. However, 7th Pay Commission has made some changes to the pay scale of BMP employees. Going forward the gross salary for 3 hours, 3 hours and 30 minutes, 4 hours, and 5 hours are Rs.6,012, Rs.7,008, Rs.8,015, and Rs.10,019 per month.

Pay scale for IAS Officers

Like many other divisions, IAS Officers will get triple the pay if the 7th pay Commission is implemented. Currently, IAS Officers get paid according to the changes made in the 6th Pay Commission. From the beginning of 2017, IAS Officers will be paid as per the recommendations passed in the 7th Pay Commission. The pay scale will increase from Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month to Rs.29,900 to Rs.1,04,400 per month. The grade pay will also be increased from Rs.5,400 to Rs.16,200 per month.

Perks extended to IAS Officers are:

  • HRA
  • DA
  • Travel Allowance
  • EPF
  • Government vehicle with red siren
  • Accommodation
  • Water bills
  • 2 to 4 years study leave
  • Abroad education
  • Phone and electricity bills
  • Office vehicles and more

Pay scale for IES employees

The post of Indian Engineering Service Officer is one of the most highly-paid designation in India. Currently, IES Officers are paid as per the pay scale set by the 6th Pay Commission. The pay scale however varies from one post to another. It also depends on the number of years the employee has been in service. Generally, for the entry level or for the post of Junior Works Manager, the basic monthly salary can range anywhere between Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month, depending on the role and experience. Assistant Public Prosecutor and Investigator receive grade 1 pay of Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month which is without grade pay. The basic pay for Senior Level Officers, Senior Public Prosecutor, and Deputy Superintendent earn a basic pay anywhere between Rs.15,600 and Rs.39,100 per month. If the 7th Pay Commission is implemented, IES Officers will earn 2.57 times more than their current pay. The pay scale for each post will be as follows:

Post Experience in years Pay scale (Basic+Grade Pay)
Assistant Executive Director Fresher Rs.21,000 per month
Executive Director 3 to 4 years in service Rs.22,200 per month
Joint Director 8 years in service Rs.23,200 per month
Joint General Manager 13 years in service Rs.47,400 per month
Additional General Manager 20 years in service Rs.67,000 per month
Senior General Manager 30 years in service Rs.80,000 per month
Chairman 34 years in service Rs.90,000 per month

Other perks and allowances enjoyed by IES Officers are:

  • 119% of Dearness Allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Government provided accommodation of HRA
  • Medical benefits
  • Children’s education expenses
  • Pension
  • Electricity bills, phone bills, and water bills

Pay scale for IFS Officers

Indian Foreign Service officer is one of the reputable posts in India. Their pay scale is equivalent to that of an IAS Officer. The pay for IFS Officers has been revised under 7th Pay Commission. The previous grade pay received by IFS Officials are as follows:

Post Basic salary Grade pay
Junior Time Scale Rs.8,000 to Rs.13,500 per month Rs.5,400 per month
Senior Time Scale Rs.10,650 to Rs.18,500 per month Rs.6,600 per month
Junior Administrative Grade From RS.12,750 per month Rs.7,600 per month
Selection Grade From Rs.15,100 per month Rs.8,700 per month
Super Administrative Scale From Rs.18,400 per month Rs.Rs.10,000 per month
High Commissioner or Ambassador Rs.26,000 per month (Fixed) Grade pay not applicable

Perks and allowances for IFS Officers

  • 2BHK accommodation in India
  • A car
  • If posted abroad, he/she will get a 3BHK accommodation, a car, and a minimum salary of Rs.2.4 lakhs per month
  • Medical expenses
  • Electricity, water, and phone bills
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Dearness Allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Pension and more

Pay scale IPS Officers

The salary of IPS Officers depend on the post they hold. They get paid according to the band system. The salary for Junior Time Scale who falls under Band-III is between Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,000 per month with a grade pay of Rs.5,400. Whereas, the salary for Senior Time Scale is between Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month with a grade pay of Rs.6,600. The pay scale of Junior Administrative is between Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month with a grade pay of Rs.6,600.

IPS also gets paid under the Super Time Scale depending on the post and number of years they have been in experience. There are two kinds of pay under the Super Time Scale. One is between Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 with grade pay of Rs.8,900 and the other ranges from Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 with a grade pay of Rs.10,000 per month.

IPS Officers also receive other perks like medical allowance, travel allowance, electricity bills, water bills, and accommodation.

Pay scale for IRS Officers

The salary for IRS Officers depend on the rank they hold and their experience. They get paid according to the changes made by the Pay Commission. Apart from their basic salary and grade pay, they also receive various benefits like travel allowance, dearness allowance, government provided accommodation, or house rent allowance. The basic pay for the entry level in IRS that is for Assistant Commissioners is fixed between Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month with a monthly grade pay of Rs.1,400. The basic pay and the grade pay increases for every post and the highest pay under IRS is for Principal Chief Commissioner of the IT Department who gets a fixed pay of Rs.80,000 per month. Currently, the pay scale for IRS Officers are as follows:

Post Pay scale Grade pay
Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax Department Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month Rs.1,400 per month
Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax Department Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month Rs.6,600 per month
Additional Commissioner of Income Tax Department Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 per month Rs.8,700 per month
Commissioner of Income Tax Department Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 per month Rs.10,000 per month
Principal Commissioner of Income Tax Department Rs.75,000 to Rs.80,000 per month NA
Chief Commissioner of Income Tax Department Rs.75,000 to Rs.80,000 per month NA
Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax Department Fixed salary of Rs.80,000 per month NA

Pay scale for Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) :

ITBP Officers are the ones who guard about 3,488 kms of Indo-China border for the country. They are also involved in rescue operations. Most of the officers who work in this department as well-educated about living in mountains. Just like other departments, ITBP department also gets paid according to the post they hold and the number of years they have been in service. An entry level in ITBP is Constables and they get a basic pay of Rs.8,460 per month. The highest paid position in ITBP is for Director General who gets a fixed amount of Rs.80,000 per month. Under the 7th Pay Commission, the salary for ITBP is expected to increase greatly. They have also changed the retirement age from 57 years to 60 years. The 7th Pay Commission will also give more perks and allowances. Currently, according to the 6th Pay Commission, the pay scale for ITBP is as follows:

Post Pay Scale Basic Pay Grade Pay
Constable Rs.5,200 to Rs.20,200 per month Rs.6,460 per month Rs.2,000 per month
Head Constable Rs.15,200 to Rs.20,200 per month Rs.7,510 per month Rs.2,400 per month
Assistant Sub Inspector Rs.15,200 to Rs.20,200 per month Rs.8,560 per month Rs.2,800 per month
Sub-Inspector Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month Rs.9,300 per month Rs.4,200 per month
Inspector Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month Rs.12,540 per month Rs.4,600 per month
Subedar Major Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month RS.13,350 per month Rs.4,800 per month
Assistant Commandant Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month Rs.15,600 per month Rs.5,400 per month
Deputy Commandant Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month Rs.18,750 per month Rs.6,600 per month
Second-In-Command Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month Rs.21,900 per month Rs.7,600 per month
Commandant Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 per month Rs.37,400 per month Rs.8,700 per month
Deputy Inspector General Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 per month Rs.40,200 per month Rs.8,900 per month
Inspector General Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 per month Rs.43,000 per month Rs.10,000 per month
Additional Director General Rs.67,000 to Rs.79,000 per month NA NA
Director General Fixed RS.80,000 per month NA

Other perks received by ITBP are :

  • They get High Altitude Allowance
  • Admissibility, quantum, and commutation
  • Gratuity
  • Ex-gratia payment
  • Leave encashment facility
  • Dearness allowance
  • City Compensatory Allowance
  • Detachment Allowance
  • Medical Allowance
  • Travel Expense Compensation
  • Free Ration Services and more

Pay scale for High Court/Supreme Court/District Court/Civil Court Judges

Judges are very important to promote justice in a country. Day in and day out, they have to make difficult decisions to punish the offenders and to protect the righteous. As this job role requires a lot of mind work, they are expected to get paid more. However, in India, the pay scale for judges has been revised only 4 times. Currently, the pay scale for judges looks is as follows:

Post Pay Scale Grade Pay Allowances
High Court Judge Rs.26,000 to Rs.80,000 per month Rs.12,000 to Rs.20,000
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Electricity bills
  • Pension
  • Vehicle facility
  • Phone and water bills
Supreme Court Judge Rs.90,000 per month Up to Rs.20,000 per month
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Bungalow with personal security force
  • Electricity bills
  • Pension
  • Education allowance for children
  • Vehicle facility
  • Phone and water bills
District Fixed at Rs.28,000 per month No Grade pay
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Pension
  • Partial vehicle maintenance

Judge pay scale under 7th Pay Commission

Post Pay scale per month
High Court Judge Rs.80,000 per month
Supreme Court Judge Rs.90,000 per month
Chief Justice of High Court Rs.90,000 per month
Chief Justice of Supreme Court Rs.1 lakh per month
Junior District Judge Rs.12,000 per month
Senior District Judge Rs.21,000 per month
Super Time Scale District Judge Rs.24,000 per month

Pay scale for Kendriya Vidyalaya

Kendriya Vidyalaya is a Central Government school located across the country. Teachers and faculty working in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools are paid as per the government norms. The pay for these teachers depend on the post they hold, their experience in the subject, educational qualifications, and the standard they teach.

The pay scale for primary school teachers is between Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month along with a monthly grade pay of Rs.4,200. A consolidated payment will be paid to contract employees. The pay scale for post graduate teachers in KV schools range between Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month with a monthly grade pay of Rs.4,200. The pay scale for a Principle in KV school ranges between Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month. For PRT staff, the pay scale is between Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month with a grade pay of Rs.4,200. The pay scale for a Trained Grade Teacher ranges between Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month with a grade pay of Rs.4,200. The Librarians in KV schools get a monthly salary between Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 with a grade pay of Rs.4,200. A computer teacher in KV schools gets the basic pay as other teachers with a grade pay of Rs.4,200. The pay scale of Lower Division Clerk and Upper Division Clerk is between Rs.5,200 to Rs.20,200 per month with a grade pay of Rs.1,900. The pay scale for all the above posts are expected to hike under the 7th Pay Commission.

Pay scale for Lawyers

Though lawyers play a major role in establishing justice in the country, they get paid lower than other departments. 7th Pay Commission may eliminate grade pay system for lawyers and increase their basic salary. Currently, the pay scale of lawyers in India is as follows:

Post High court lawyers Supreme court District court lawyers
Criminal Rs.15,000 per month Rs.20,000 per month Rs.10,000 per month
Corporate Rs.20,000 per month Rs.27,000 per month Rs.15,000 per month
Civil Rs.20,000 per month Rs.20,000 per month Rs.10,000 per month
Family and divorce Rs.15,000 per month Rs.15,000 per month Rs.10,000 per month

Pay scale for Librarians/Deputy Librarian/Lab Assistant/Coordinator Computer Centre

There are changes made to the pay scale of Librarian, Deputy Librarian, Lab Assistant, and Coordinator Computer Centre. Some of the changes made are:

  • College librarians who were drawing a salary between Rs.8,000 to Rs.13,500 per month will now attract pay grade of Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month.
  • The pay scale for assistant/college/deputy librarian will be retained at Rs,15,400 to Rs.39,100. If they complete 5 years of service, they can be promoted to the post of deputy librarian and earn extra grade pay of Rs.8,000 per month.
  • Junior lab assistants will get a grade pay of Rs.4,600 per month.
  • The grade pay for senior technical assistant or lab assistant is Rs.4,200 per month.
  • For laboratory assistants, grade pay of Rs.2,000, Rs.2,400, and Rs.2,800 per month is fixed.
  • The grade pay for coordinator and computer personnel is not released yet.

Pay scale for Lower Division Clerks

7th Pay Commission has revised the pay scale for Lower Division Clerks. There are a lot of benefits that are extended for them, too. The exact salary hike for Lower Division Clerks is not declared yet. However, under the 7th Pay Commission, there are number of categories that are clubbed together into a single category. Now, Lower Division Clerks who were in lower grades have been promoted to higher grades so that they can avail the benefits which were earlier received only by clerks at a higher level.

Pay scale for MTNL employees

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited or MTNL is a telecommunications organisation owned by the government. They offer a wide range of mobile and internet services in India. With its headquarters in New Delhi, MTNL is known for their fair pay scale. The pay scale of an MTNL employee depends on the post they hold and the number of years they have working in the government sector. Currently, the pay scale of MTNL is as follows:

Post Pay scale
Management Trainee Rs.29,100 to Rs.54,000 per month
Deputy General Manager Rs.36,600 to Rs.62,000 per month
General Manager Rs.62,000 to Rs.80,000 per month

Allowance and perks for MTNL employees:

  • Pension
  • Full medical coverage after retiring on completion of 50 years
  • Bonus in frequent intervals
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Dearness Allowance
  • Transport facility

Changes made to the pay scale of MTNL employees under the 7th Pay Commission

Under the 7th Pay Commission, the basic salary of MTNL employees is expected to be doubled. Another change that has been made to the pay structure of MTNL employees is the Dearness Allowance has been added to the basic salary increasing the overall take home amount.

Pay scale for Indian Navy

Indian Navy is one of the largest armed forces in India. With millions of people working in Indian Navy, it is the fifth largest armed force in the world. Changes have been made to the pay structure of Indian Navy under the 7th Pay Commission. Like any other government job, the pay scale for people working in Indian Navy depends on the post they hold. The lowest pay in Indian Navy is Rs.15,600 per month which is paid to an entry level Lieutenant. The highest paid position in the Indian Navy is Admiral who gets a fixed basic pay of Rs.90,000 per month. Grade Pay is paid to all positions that falls between the rank of Sub Lieutenant to Rear Admiral Officers. The grade pay may vary between Rs.5,400 to Rs.6,500 per month depending on the post.

Indian Navy allowances and perks

  • Canteen facility
  • Free medical facility
  • Government provided accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Leave encashment facility and more

Changes made to Indian Navy pay structure under 7th Pay Commission

Addressing the issue that Indian Navy Officers presented, 7th Pay Commission has made some changes to their pay structure. Indian Navy Officers are posted in dangerous places and endure many hardships and hence they expect to be paid higher than ordinary hardship allowances. Also, the retirement age for Indian Navy Officers is extended under the 7th Pay Commission. Currently, the pay scale is as per the 6th Pay Commission and is as follows:

Post Pay scale
Sub Lieutenant Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month
Lieutenant Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month
Lieutenant Commander Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month
Commander Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 per month
Captain Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 per month
Commodore Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 per month
Rear Admiral Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 per month
Vice Admiral Rs.67,000 to Rs.80,000 per month
Admiral Fixed pay of Rs.90,000 per month

Pay scale for government nurses

Nurses are paid as per the 6th Pay Commission currently. However, the pay structure for government nurses will be revised under the 7th Pay Commission. Generally, Central Government nurses fall under group B employees in the hierarchy. They get their salary and incentives as per pay band 2 of the previous commission. Basic salary depends on the post they hold and their experience. Their salary varies from Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month. This amount includes a grade pay of Rs.4,800 per month. They are also entitled to receive 125% of Dearness Allowance apart from their salary. Once the 7th Pay Commission is implemented, the nurses will experience a massive hike in their salary. The revised salary for nurses will range between Rs.29,900 to Rs.1,04,400 per month with a grade pay of Rs.14,400. But the nurses will not be entitled to their 125% of Dearness Allowance once the 7th Pay Commission is implemented. However, no changes has been made to the allowances received by central government nurses. At this moment, nurses get four types of allowance, namely Nursing Allowance, Messing Allowance, Uniform Allowance, and Washing Allowance. Under the 7th Pay Commission, no change has been made to these allowances. The government will continue to pay Rs.4,800 per month towards nursing allowance, Rs.450 per month towards washing allowance, Rs.750 per month towards uniform allowance, and Rs.75 per month messing allowance.

Pay scale for Indian Ordnance Factories Employees(IOFS)

IOFS are those who work with many reputed institutions in India to develop defence equipment for them. There are 10 members who together constitute the Apex Board of Ordnance Factories Board. They are one Director General of Ordnance Factories, one Chairman of the Board, 5 Division heads, and 4 other manage personnel functions. There is no grade pay for officers of HAG, HAG+, and Apex grade. Currently, the pay scale of IOFS employees are as follows:

Post Pay scale Grade pay
Senior Administrative Grade Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 per month Rs.10,000 per month
Junior Administrative Grade Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 per month Rs.8,700 per month
Senior Time Scale Non Functional Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month Rs.7,600 per month
Senior Time Scale Functional Rs.15,000 to Rs.39,100 per month Rs.6,600 per month
Junior Time Scale Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month Rs.5,400 per month

Perks and facilities for IOFS employees:

  • Government-provided accommodation
  • Canteen stores Department facility
  • Deputation facility
  • Medical facilities
  • Education facility
  • Travel reimbursement and more

Pay scale for paramilitary forces

The paramilitary force of India falls under the Indian Defence Department. Apart from helping the Indian Army in the borders, they offer security in urban places and actively participate in Law and Order issues. The pay scale for paramilitary forces in India is decided by the post they hold, their experience, and the decisions made by the Pay Commission. There are 7 paramilitary forces units in India, namely CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, NSG, and Assam Rifles. Currently, the pay scale of this department is as follows:

Post Pay scale Grade pay
Constable Rs.52,00 to Rs.20,200 per month Rs.2,000 per month
Head Constable Rs.52,00 to Rs.20,200 per month Rs.2,400 per month
Assistant Sub Inspector Rs.52,00 to Rs.20,200 per month Rs.2,800 per month
Sub Inspector Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month Rs.4,200 per month
Inspector Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month Rs.4,600 per month
Subedar Major Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month Rs.4,800 per month
Assistant Commandment Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month Rs.5,400 per month
Deputy Commandant Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month Rs.6,600 per month
Commandant Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,00 per month Rs.8,700 per month
Deputy Inspector General Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,00 per month Rs.8,900 per month
Inspector General Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,00 per month Rs.10,000 per month
Assistant Director General Rs.67,000 to Rs.79,00 per month NA
Director General Fixed pay of Rs.80,000 per month NA

Benefits under 7th Pay Commission for paramilitary forces

Salary for paramilitary forces is expected to increase under the 7th Pay Commission. The increase is based on the fitment factor. The fitment factor is expected to be 2.57 under the 7th Pay Commission. They are planning to also add several other allowances under the 7th Pay Commission like medical allowance, hard area allowance, etc. 7th Pay Commission has also recommended one rank allowance for the forces.

Pay scale for Postman

Indian Postal Department is one of the largest government organisations in India. There are thousands of employees who work for Indian Postal Services and the most popular role is Postman, Mail Guard or Post Master. Currently, the pay scale for this department is as follows:

Post Pay scale Grade pay
Entry level Postman Rs.3,200 to Rs.4,900 per month Rs.2,000 per month
TBOP Postman Rs.4,000 to Rs.6,000 per month Rs.2,400 per month
BCR Postman Rs.4,500 to Rs.7,000 per month Rs.2,800 per month
Grade 1 Postmaster Rs.4,500 to Rs.7,000 per month Rs.2,800 per month
Grade 2 Postmaster Rs.5,000 to Rs.8,000 per month Rs.4,200 per month

Once the 7th Pay Commission is implemented, the entry level pay for postman will be Rs.29,730 per month plus allowance. Postmaster grade will fall under the Pay Band 1 and their salary will be increased.

Pay scale for Post Office employees

Postal Department of India is one of the largest postal services in the world. We have 22 postal circles in India with over one million employees. There are about 1.5 lakh post offices in India and the Indian Postal Service is merged with the Ministry of Communication. The basic pay of each employee depends on the post they hold. Employees are divided into 4 groups, namely Gazetted Group A, Gazetted Group B, Non-Gazetted Group B, and Non-Gazetted Group C. The highest basic salary of Rs.26,000 per month is paid to the Secretary post who falls under the Gazetted A Group. They also get grade pay that is paid according to the post they hold. They are entitled for perks like house rent allowance, travel allowance, vacation, free medical facility, loans at low interest rates, and more. The current pay scale of Post Office employees are as follows:

Post Pay scale Grade pay
Caretaker Rs.5,200 to Rs.20,200 per month Rs.1,800 per month
Postman Rs.5,200 to Rs.20,200 per month Rs.2,00 and Rs.2,800 per month
Deputy PM, Junior Accountant, Assistant SPM Rs.5,200 to Rs.20,200 per month Rs.2,800 per month
Assistant Manager Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month Rs.4,200 per month
Postmaster Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month Rs.4,600 per month
Member Postal Services Board Rs.75,500 to Rs.80,000 per month NA
Secretary Fixed pay of Rs.80,000 NA

Under the 7th Pay Commission, postal department employees are expected to receive 3% increment. The minimum pay has also been increased Rs.18,000 per month. The 7th Pay Commission has also recommended 23.55% hike in pay and allowances. A 24% hike is also expected in pension.

Pay scale for Principal

Principal is the most reputable positions in India. On an average, a principal or a headmaster for primary school draws about Rs.4.5 lakhs every year. A principal of a high school will get a annual salary of Rs.6 lakh. 7th Pay Commission will increase the salary for principals in India.

Pay scale for PSU

Public Sector Undertakings or PSU are government-owned enterprises managed by the Government of India. Perks enjoyed by PSU include allowances, holidays, flexible work hours, and pension.

Post Salary during training
CIL Rs.16,400 per month
GAIL Rs.24,900 per month
NTPC Rs.24,900 per month
BHEL Rs.20,600 per month
SAIL Rs.20,600 per month

They also get allowances like House Rent Allowance, Dearness Allowance, and Transport Allowance. Unlike other sectors, PSU employees get advances like cash advances, travel advance, house building advance, and personal computer allowance. The salary for all PSU employees is expected to increase by 30% to 40%. Also, the basic pay is going to be doubled and the Dearness Allowance will be clubbed with the basic pay.

Pay scale for railway employees

Under the 7th Pay Commission, the salary for those working in the Indian railways is going to be increased by 2.5 times to 3 times their previous salary.

Post Previous pay scale 7th Pay Commission pay scale 7th Pay Commission grade pay
Pay Band 1 Rs.5,200 to Rs.20,200 per month Rs.15,600 to Rs.50,500 per month Rs.5,400 to Rs.8,400 per month
Pay Band 2 Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month Rs.23,250 to Rs.87,000 per month Rs.12,600 to Rs.14,400 per month
Pay Band 3 Rs.15,600 to Rs.39,100 per month Rs.39,000 to Rs.97,750 per month Rs.16,200 to Rs.22,800 per month
Pay Band 4 Rs.37,400 to Rs.67,000 per month Rs.93,500 to Rs.1,67,500 per month Rs.26,100 to Rs.30,000 per month

Grade pay for railway employees

Excluding some senior officers, grade pay is paid to most of the railway employees in India. Grade pay depends on the post they hold and the experience of the employee. The minimum grade pay in the railway department is Rs.1,800 per month and the maximum grade pay can go up to Rs.10,000 per month.

Perks received by railway employees:

  • Dearness Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Overtime benefit
  • Accident Allowance
  • Night Shift Allowance
  • Special child care allowance for women and teaching staff
  • Doctor Conveyance Allowance
  • Daily Allowance and more

How to calculate salary for Indian railway employees?

  • Add Basic Pay and Grade pay
  • Add Dearness Allowance to the Basic and Grade Pay. Please note that Dearness Allowance is 80% of the Basic Pay.
  • Add House Rent Allowance. Please note that minimum HRA is 10% and maximum HRA is 30% depending on the place they stay.
  • Add the Transport Allowance

In short Total salary of Indian Railway employee is equal to Basic Pay + Grade Pay + Dearness Allowance + HRA + Travel Allowance.

Pay scale for Security Guard and Watchman

Many Security Guards and Watchmen are posted in various government departments for security purposes. Currently, they get paid as per the 6th Pay Commission. All Security Guards and Watchmen fall under Group D category. They draw a basic pay that ranges between Rs.5,200 to Rs.20,200 per month with a monthly grade pay of Rs.1,800. As per the 7th pay Commission, these employees will now attract a basic pay between Rs.15,600 to Rs.60,600 per month with a monthly grade pay of Rs.1,800 to Rs.5,400.

Pay scale for Central Government Teachers

Currently, under the 6th pay Commission, graduate teachers teaching in primary and high schools are getting paid between Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 per month. They also get grade pay of Rs.4,600 per month. Once the 7th Pay Commission is implemented, teachers are expected to experience a major hike in their salary. The proposed basic salary for graduate teachers teaching in primary and high schools will be between Rs.29,900 to Rs.1,04,400 per month with a monthly grade pay of Rs.13,800. In addition, retired Central Government teachers will also get revised pension benefits. 24% hike is expected to be increased in the pension amount. The revised pay out as per 7th Pay Commission is as follows:

Post Previous pay scale Proposed pay scale
Trained Graduate Teachers Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 with grade pay of Rs.4,600 per month Rs.29,900 to Rs.1,04,400 with grade pay of Rs.13,800 per month.
Post Graduate Teachers Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 with grade pay of Rs.4,800 per month Rs.29,900 to Rs.1,04,400 with grade pay of Rs.14,400 per month.
JBT Teachers Rs.9,300 to Rs.34,800 with grade pay of Rs.4,200 per month Rs.29,900 to Rs.1,04,400 with grade pay of Rs.12,600 per month.

Pay scale for Ticket Collectors or Ticket Examiners

Ticket Collectors are also called Travelling Ticket Examiner or TTE. Their primary job role is to check passengers traveling in a public transport to ensure they have a ticket and penalize them if they do not. Currently, Ticket Collectors get paid as per the current Pay Commission which is the 6th Pay Commission. They fall under the Pay Band 1 category and draw a basic salary of Rs.5,200 to Rs.20,200 per month depending on the position they hold and their experience. They are also entitled for grade pay of Rs.1,900 every month. Apart from their basic and grade pay, they enjoy many allowances like 125% Dearness Allowance, 30% House Rent Allowance, Medical Allowance, Travelling Allowance, Night Shift Allowance, and Overtime Allowance. Many recommendations have been made by the 7th Pay Commission to increase the pay scale of the Ticket Collectors. Once the 7th Pay Commission is implemented, the basic salary of Ticket Collectors will be between Rs.15,600 to Rs.60,600 per month. Their grade pay will also increase from Rs.1,900 to Rs.5,700 every month.

Pay scale for Upper Division Clerks

As the grades from Lower Division Clerks were clubbed with Upper Division Clerks, many were confused about the pay structure for Upper Division Clerks as per the 7th Pay Commission. Employees are positively waiting for an increase in their pay as the suggested pay hike mentioned in the 7th Pay Commission report is 23.55%. An exact figure is not yet declared for Upper Division Clerks.

7th Pay Commission salary and benefits calculator

Many websites have a 7th Pay Commission salary and benefits calculator which helps Central Government employees calculate their future salary post 7th Pay Commission and the benefits received thereof. One has to just visit the any website that has this calculator based on gazetted notification and enter few details about their current pay structure. Users will be asked to enter their current pay band, grade pay, Current 6th CPC Basic Pay, HRA percentage, and Travel Allowance and hit the calculate button. The calculated results will display the salary and benefits they will receive post the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission.

The 7th Pay Commission revisions are much needed with the rising costs of living. It is time for an upgrade to ensure the employees of the Central and State Government are happy with their pay and their positions.

7th Pay Commission FAQ’s

  1. What are the benefits one can enjoy under the 7th Pay Commission?
  2. The new 7th Pay Commission as announced by Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley is believed to benefit a majority of working-class employees on a large scale. Establishment of a new pay matrix and an advanced pay scale will ensure that pensioners and salaried employees get a 2.57% hike in their existing incomes. This factor is the main appeal of the 7th Pay Commission. A central government employee will henceforth enjoy a salary which will be double than the previous one.

  3. What are the new basic salary parameters for entry-level personnels?
  4. According to reports and announcements made by the Finance Minister, the entry-level workforce will henceforth enjoy a basic pay of Rs.18,000, from an earlier amount of Rs.7,000. The highest position at work, such as a secretary will have a pay scale of Rs.2.5 lakh as introduced in the new Budget of 2018.

    Additionally, the House Rent Allowance (HRA) is said to rise up to 27%, 18%, and 9%, if a 50% dearness allowance is implemented.

  5. What is the 7th Pay Commission’s new Fitment factor?
  6. The annual increment of 3% has been suggested for retention by the Finance Minister for all salaried employees.

  7. What are the advances as per the new guidelines of the 7th Pay Commission?
  8. Complying with the new guidelines of the 7th Pay Commission, non-interest advances will undergo an abolishment henceforth. This rule is however not applicable for personal computer advances and house building advances; therefore these two will still be considered for advances.

  9. What is the Pay Matrix?
  10. A Central Government employee’s status in the office will henceforth be determined by the new and advanced Pay Matrix instead of the Grade Pay standard from the earlier days.

  11. What will be the maximum wages of Government employees?
  12. As per the new advancements of the 7th Pay Commission, a recommendation has been made to raise the maximum remuneration of Government employees. For Apex scale personnels, the increased salary amount stands at Rs.2.25 lakh per month and for officers in the Cabinet, the maximum remuneration is Rs.2.5 lakh.

  13. What are the pay matrices for personnels of the Defence and Army?
  14. Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley has announced that a new structure will be established to determine the pay scales of Defence and Army personnels. According to the new guidelines, the minimum payable amount will stand at Rs.21,700 and the maximum will be Rs.2,50,000.

  15. Who will bear the brunt for this kind of a financial development?
  16. It is certain that the changes in the pay scales and matrices will impact the financial condition of the country. The whole cost of this will be handled by the Indian Government. The Union Budget 2018 set aside an amount of Rs.73,650 crore for this purpose and the Railway sector will bear the cost of Rs.29,300 crore.

  17. How will you calculate your new pay?
  18. According to the website of the 7th Pay Commission, one can compute their total salary/pay package by following the simple instructions given below:

    • The Basic Pay amount along with your Pay Band with Grade Pay needs to be entered as a first step.
    • By following the 7th CPC recommendations, choose your transport allowance, city, and the percentage of your current House Rent Allowance.
    • In the final step, click on the ‘’Calculate’’ button. This in turn will give you a revised amount of your salary in compliance with the 7th Pay Commission. You will also get a revised HRA, conveyance allowance, Index level, and so on.
  19. When will the 7th Pay Commission changes be put into effect?
  20. August 2018 will mark the beginning of the era of the 7th Pay Commission. All revised salaries, remunerations, and allowances will take effect from July’s salaries that will in turn be paid by August.

  21. Will the arrears be cleared?
  22. It has not yet been decided whether all the arrears of all employees will be discharged at one single go or if they will come in as installments.

  23. When will the 7th Pay Commission be applicable from?
  24. With a retrospective effect, the 7th Pay Commission hikes should be applied July onwards.

  25. How much will the entire episode come down to?
  26. The Indian Government is believed to shoulder an additional cost of Rs.1.02 lakh crore to implement the changes and hikes pertaining to the 7th Pay Commission.

News About 7th Pay Commission

  • Maharashtra Teachers Take to the Streets to Highlight Pay Plea

    With Central Government employees awaiting a hike/increment in their minimum pay scale and fitment factor, Maharashtra degree college teachers have also began protesting over multiple critical issues. Around 20,000 college teachers recently took to the streets to raise issues of filling up vacant posts.

    In a meeting between The Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers' Organisation (MFUCTO) and The School and Higher Education Minister Vinod Tawde it was discussed that details of assurances will be shared with members of MFUCTO. Vinod Tawde also said that they are hoping that a right and accurate decision will be taken in this regard.

    The President of MFUCTO said that based on the Minutes of Meeting (MoM) of the above-mentioned meeting, they will decide a future course of action for themselves. She also reaffirmed and confirmed that the Minister has assured that they will be receiving a pay as per the 7th Pay Commission along with State Government employees.

    However, since the State Government alone is not equipped to make such a decision, the propaganda will be discussed with the State Finance Ministry first and then a certain rule will be implemented.

    Amidst all this, let us not forget the fact that degree college teachers are not the only ones protesting for a pay hike, as many as 50 lakh central Government employees are awaiting good news in the realm of their minimum pay scale and fitment factor.

    22 October 2018

  • Employees of the Central Government May be Disappointed with Pay Hike News

    Although a number of reports have been claiming that the pre-election pay increase under the 7th Central Pay Commission is expected, the Central Government is unlikely to satisfy the demands of employees. Employees of the Central Government have been asking for an increase in pay in addition to the recommendations made by the 7th Central Pay Commission. Despite getting benefits as well as a pay hike of 2.57 times based on the fitment factor, employees are demanding the raise be 3.68 times instead. At the moment, the employees earn a minimum salary of Rs.18,000, but raising it by 3.86 times will take it to Rs.26,000.

    26 September 2018

  • Uncertainty Looms Over Minimum Salary Hike for Employees of Central Government

    The coming days will determine the fate of the long-term demand made by employees of the Central Government. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, is expected to announce the details regarding a further increase in the minimum salary as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission. A further increase in minimum pay, by Rs.8,000 has been demanded by around 50 lakh employees of the Central Government. The demands were made ever since the 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations were implemented in 2017. However, after a number of presumptions and assumptions, the announcement was expected to be made in mid-August this year. At the moment, employees of the Central Government get paid Rs.18,000. However, they want the minimum pay to increase by Rs.8,000 to Rs.26,000.

    28 August 2018

  • 7th Pay Commission: Govt. employees claim that the strike has been ‘completely successful’

    On the first day of the 3-day strike called by the Maharashtra State Employees Organisation received mixed response across the state. The strike has been called demanding the implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. The organisation had announced that the strike will continue for 2 more days as the government did not respond or call for a discussion on the matter.

    The employees’ association has more than 15 lakh employees and they claimed that the strike has been “completely successful” in a number of districts including Pune, Latur, Osmanabad, Bhandar, Gondia, and so on. The association further validated the point saying that the schools, colleges, health centres, regional transport offices, etc. were completely closed in rural regions. The General Secretary of the organisation G S Shete said that the outcome of the meeting held with the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was not concrete. The decision on the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission was not finalised. He further said the same promises have been made in case of other issues as well such as the 5-day working week and increasing the age of retirement to 60 years. In spite of the organisation’s claim that the strike has been completely successful, the government was of the opinion that there was not much impact of the strike on the functioning. Supporting the statement the government said that the Mantralaya had an attendance of more than 70% and more than 37% of the officers and employees were present in the government offices across the state.

    28 August 2018

  • Tenants Receive Tax Blow from Supreme Court

    A ruling from the Supreme Court said that landlords in Bengal can evict their tenants in case they do not pay municipal taxes charged under the West Bengal Municipal Act, 1993, and the Calcutta Municipal Corporation Act, 1980. Navin Sinha, R Banumathi, and Ranhan Gogoi were the three justices who sat on the bench and passed the order. They set aside the concurrent and contrary view taken by a trial court and the Calcutta High Court, and both of the aforementioned courts had said that the eviction of tenants could not happen in case they failed to pay municipal taxes. M/s Popat & Kotecha Properties filed an appeal with the apex court as a challenge against the courts’ refusal to entertail its plea for the eviction of Ashim Kumar Dey, a tenant who had not paid the municipal taxes and his rent.

    27 August 2018

  • 17 lakh Maharashtra government employees on a 3-day strike for salary hike

    Around 17 lakh employees of the Maharashtra government have gone on a 3-day strike which started on Tuesday, 7 August 2018. The aim behind this call is to press for various demands including implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report. The general secretary of Maharashtra Rajya Sarkari Karmachari Madhyavarti Sanghatana Avinash Daund said that the essential services in various departments including the government hospitals are likely to be affected as the class 3 and class 4 government employees have taken part in the strike.

    The president of the organisation that has called for the strike Milind Sardeshmukh said that about 17 lakh government employees from various departments will take part in the 3-day strike. These include Zilla Parishads, teachers, and state-run corporations as well. The government employees have not yet received the arrears that have been accrued to them since the implementation of the 6th Pay Commission by the state government. He claimed that around 1.85 lakh posts of class 3 and class 4 employees are lying vacant in Maharashtra. He also added that the demand for filling up 30,000 posts on the ground of compassion is also not being accepted by the state government. Sardeshmukh said that about 30% to 40% of the total posts are lying vacant in hospitals and other essential services departments. He also said that the K P Bakshi committee that was appointed by the government had been only holding meetings for the past 1 and half years with various departments for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.

    24 August 2018

  • Major Worries Driven by Pay for Employees of Indian Railways

    The 7th Central Pay Commission has released a statement according to which the revenue of Indian Railways has been facing financial difficulty for a while now, and it seems like no permanent solution can be found. Costs have been on the rise and income is not matching it. The department has been concentrating hard on improving safety while also addressing the speed problems of trains, thereby increasing expenditure to a significant extent. The salaries paid to employees of Indian Railways has also been a cause for concern. Rajen Gohain, the Minister of State Railways, in a written letter to the Rajya Sabha revealed several aspects. He informed the Rajya Sabha that over the course of FY 2016-17 and FY 2017-18, traffic earnings recorded a growth that did not correspond with the high increase in working expenses comprising among other things besides pay, pension and allowances on account of the recommendations implemented by the 7th Central Pay Commission which increased the pay for employees.

    23 August 2018

  • 7th Pay Commission Pay Matrix: Govt. employee jobs available

    There has been a lot of confusion pertaining to the government’s stand on conceding to the demands of the central government employees. After the announcement of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, the central government employees have been demanding for a hike in the minimum salary and fitment factor beyond the recommended mark. This will raise the minimum salary of the employees to Rs.26,000 and will increase as per the hierarchy. However, the South Central Railway (SCR) has released a recruitment notification to fill up a number of vacancies in the sports quota category. The candidates who successfully get enrolled for the job will be paid as per the 7th Central Pay Commission.

    The RRB has invited applicants from all across the nation who are eligible for the post to put their candidature by 21 August 2018. The candidates should have the minimum qualification of 10th or SSC or equivalent with ITI for Grade Pay of Rs.1,900. In order to apply for Technical Trades, ITI is compulsory. For applying in other categories in Grade Pay Rs.2,000 or Rs.1,900, the candidates should have passed 10+2 or Intermediate or Equivalent Examination. The minimum age limit for the candidates is 18 years as on 1 January 2019. The maximum age limit for the candidates, on the other hand, is 25 years. There will be no relaxation on age for any category of candidates for the post. The pay scale for the post is Rs.5,200 to Rs.20,200 with Grade Pay of Rs.2,000 or Rs.1,900.

    20 August 2018

  • 7th Pay Commission: Here is why the expected salary hike may come

    The number of government employees and retirees who are eagerly waiting for a hike in their salaries and pensions is as many as 50 lakh each. The demand for a hike has been made and the authorities at the highest levels have had a positive reaction towards their demands. After being disappointed, the Central Government employees had threatened to go on strike and the government had scrambled to reassure them a positive outcome. The demand is to increase the fitment factor beyond the prescribed rate of the 7th Central Pay Commission from 2.57 times to 3.68 times. This will hike the minimum salaries to Rs.26,000 and increase as per the hierarchy. As the general elections are expected to be held in 2019, the expectations of the CG employees have soared higher. The Centre has already provided enough sops, the latest being the hike in the minimum support price (MSP).

    The Central Government employees are speculating an announcement on the pay scale on the part of the government very soon. There are also talks about advancing the dates for the general elections in 2018 itself. If that is the case, then the possible chances of an announcement on the pay scales might be expected earlier. However, the Minister of State for Finance, P Radhakrishnan had stated in the Lok Sabha that the Centre is not planning to hike the minimum basic salaries to more than the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

    17 August 2018

  • 7th Pay Commission: Waiting period of central government employees to end soon?

    As many as 50 lakh central government employees have been waiting patiently for a hike in the basic pay and fitment factor as per the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) report. There have been multiple instances where they have been assured about the implementation of the new fitment factor as per their demand. The wait might end soon as there are speculations that are hinting that the government might soon come out with a final decision for the demands that have been pending for quite some time now. However, there are no concrete assurances that have been announced from an official source yet.

    Reports also suggest that the government might be making plans of having an advanced general election. The general elections might be held simultaneously with the state assemblies that are to be held by the end of this year. The advanced election might lead to the government implementing the new pay scale for the central government employees as a sop. The number of central government employees and pension holders is a huge lot which is going to have an effect on the vote bank. However, it is also to be kept in mind that the expenses related to both the general elections and the state elections are to be taken into consideration before expecting the implementation of the new fitment factor. Some are of the opinion that the argument for expenses pertaining to the elections is not applicable as the government has already announced minimum support price (MSP) for the produce of farmers. The rise in MSP is being considered as a sop for the farmers. It is also to be noted that the Indian economy has hit a 7-quarter high of 7.7% in the first 3 months of 2018.

    16 August 2018

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