Military Service Pay (MSP) for Defence Forces Personnel
Military Service Pay (MSP)
The defence forces personnel, in addition to their pay as per the Matrices above, will be entitled to payment of Military Service Pay for all ranks up to and inclusive of Brigadiers and their equivalents.
The Commission recommends an MSP for the four categories of Defence forces personnel at Rs. 15,500 for the Service Officers, Rs. 10,800 for Nursing Officers, Rs. 5,200 for JCO/ORs, and Rs. 3,600 for Non Combatants (Enrolled) in the Air Force per month.
MSP will continue to be reckoned as Basic Pay for purposes of Dearness Allowance, as also in the computation of pension. Military Service Pay will however not be counted for purposes of House Rent Allowance, Composite Transfer Grant and Annual Increment.
Taking note of the specific problems faced by Defence Forces personnel (viz., Army, Navy and Air Force) on account of rigours of military life, the VI CPC recommended an additional, separate element of pay for the Defence Forces called Military Service Pay (MSP).
The VI CPC also intended, it was in fact so articulated, that the edge previously enjoyed by the Defence Forces, over the civilian scales would be replaced by the MSP.
Para 2.3.12 (page 76) of the VI CPC Report inter alia states: “The edge enjoyed by the Defence Forces over the civilian scales will, after suitable enhancement to meet the genuine aspirations of the Defence Forces, be given as a separate element called Military Service Pay.”
This Commission has received several requests from various entities, notably the CAPFs, for grant of a pay akin to the MSP. The Commission has taken note of these demands as also the contention of the Services.
The very fact that various segments of government employees continue to raise this demand suggests that there is need to examine, re-assess and spell out conclusively what the Military Service Pay seeks to compensate.
The Commission, after careful consideration of the matter, notes that there are exclusive elements that distinguish the Defence forces personnel from all other government employees. The intangible aspects linked to the special conditions of service experienced by them set them apart from civilian employees.
Defence forces personnel are expected to conduct full spectrum operations in operational environments which are characterised by extreme complexity and may include force projection outside India’s territorial boundaries.
Defence forces personnel are trained for war like situations with highly sophisticated war machinery. They have to keep themselves posted in modern warfare. The military institutions are a key symbol of national pride. Further, the superannuation of defence personnel, particularly Other Ranks (ORs) at a younger age, is also a factor that has been considered.
The Commission has therefore taken a conscious decision that the Military Service Pay, which is a compensation for the various aspects described above and for the edge historically enjoyed by the Defence Forces over the civilian scales, will be admissible to the Defence Forces personnel only.
|Designation||Existing MSP. Rs||Recommended MSP Rs|
|JCO / ORs||2000||5200|
|Non Combatants (Enrolled) in the Air Force||1000||3600|
Also Check: Central Government Pay Matrix Table 2022 PDF
Surander Kumar says
I am also waiting for MSP. I am Ex-Navy . Every time Govt. says hat we are giving MSP But I am sorry to say tthat govt. is giving only promisee but acctualy coud not implemented till so far.. Msp whatever officer or other ranks should be equal for all as both come in same field. I hope that PM Narinder Modi will listens and declare a good news for exserviceman also to get MSP half from active service at the earliest. and PM will increase the morale high.
Ram Niwas suthar says
Sir, MSP for JCOs & JAWANS as per 7cpc recommendation is also not approved by govt It is not justified . MNS is no going to field area then why msp . Govt to look into the matter for msp for jcos & jawans It should be 15000 for offr , 8000 for mns , 6000 for Jcos & 3000 for jawans. BJP govt to review and keep the moral of jawans.JAI HIND.
Indian army never think of jco as called as junior commission officer but the British army always keep calling a sahib called as sub maj saib but never irrespective the rank by the independent India nowadays the never bothered the rank if so the msp is Jco and ors in one category as 2000 where nursing staffs more why the discrimination where as military service pay everyone the same working in military only please look in to the matters don’t give respect the jco
MSP is not justified correctly since beginning. Pay commission not reviewed the fact. Simply carry forward with multiple amount. Amongst defence personal who lives in hardship. How many MNS have died yet during military operations. How much they involved in real action as compared to medical assistant/men. You will find they are useless highly paid. Of course Doctor do. Actually these trend were started by English ruller and blindly it is being followed. MNS counterpart in civil must be kept in mind regarding pay structure. For the “JAWANS” it is same full one MNS is getting more MSP. Attest it should be equal. It’s question of morality.
the disparity in Military Service Pay for Other Ranks including JCOs and so called Military Nursing Officers could have been calculated better if the members of 7th Pay commission had visited and checked the reality of working conditions of all the parties. The MNS offrs are rarely in the field, whereas a Or/ JCO is spending most of his service life in the field. Have any one ever heard a MNS casualty in Field. Ors/ JCO of Nursing trades have to do the job of nursing along with that of a soldier. I think the the recommendation makers must be having a colonial/ feminist mindset. Please ponder over it.
anil kumar singh says
what is the work of nursing officer MNS. they r getting 10800 for 7th pay commission.but jco or ors r getting only 5200.main work done by ors at boader.MSP should be same for all rank.all r searving the nation same sir .but some officers r sratting at the height they hv not any work they try to cut our pay as much as posible.but u shuld survey.dont beleive only theoretical views….feel practically
msp should be same for all. jcos after putting more than 20 years of service ill still get rs 5200/- while doing the all the hard work and nursing and comm. offrs will get 2 to 3 times more msp just after joining the service. is men’s lives so cheap!
2. this pay commission just raised the pay of officers more and created a more widening gap between lower and higher ranks. this is not fair.
rajeev kumar says
Mr prime minister
Mr defence minister
Adressed to all sir,
We all join defence service because we love our country and we are from poor backround. Its our poverty problem that brings us upto this situation to join as non officer in armed forces and when we join govt will take bond of 15years . If we ll try to break this bond we ll face mentally as well as physical torture. Even we peoples are not allowed to become officer in state govt. Or to appear in exam of state services and forget about public sector . If we belong to rich backround then we also join as officer ,join public sector , state services. But ll never come in these non-officer ranks where there is no respect of service .
Most important thing we cannot go for strike because we r defence persons this is a good rule but it has many limitations
Like we serving personal cannot move together to strenght the power for equal msp
So here our exservicemens are doing this job in behalf of there serving brothers because they know what type of job it is
Atleast demand of equal msp to be accepted.
Oppurtunity in state govt services to be given
We all dont want to leave this service but there are so many limitations that makes us to leave this job after 15 years. Indian navy is totally a british navy
Rajeev kumar , sea I , INDIAN NAVY
what a fun .no one is listening solder’s,the poor one, grievances.msp issue of jco/pbor is still untouched in spite of several heartedly out burst to honourable PM Mr. Narendra Modi who knows in better was the poor and poverty and defence minister since day one i.e.20 Nov 15.
we request our pm and defence minister to please please please……….. equalise msp of all ranks looking the equal risk factor of life of each citizen of India.
Desh Bhakt says
I have understood that nothing is going to be changed unless there is an intervention by the developed nations. The country is still following the colonial mindset and some country might have vested interests that we continue to do so. Unless they think for us we are not going to be benefited by any means. That is what I think so.
honourable defence minister and prime minister, the pay commission is at last stage and grudge of PBOR is still turned with deaf ear. sir why msp to officers is 15500 and FOR PBOR is only 5200 where as risk of life is more for jco/pbor in comparison to officers.
sir, tell me where i should cry and who will listen us.our vice is down trodden then and there before reaching up to you.
please equalise msp for both officers and jco/pbor otherwise it will be too late and our vice will be forcefully pressed.
finally we are having full faith in my defence minister and pm.
As you are aware that both categories Officers and PBORs perform duty of arduous nature. No battle can be fought alone. Its a team work. MSP worth Rs 15500/- and Rs 5200/- recommended by the 7th CPC makes a huge difference and injustice to the PBOR espcially to JCOs who are given Cl-II Gazetted status. Either there should be a flat rate for all categories or having a minimal difference to boost the morale of PBORs in the national interest. Pl minimise the difference and make more acceptable to the JCOs
R K Pathak says
When jcos of army get extra payments and allowances in most of the entitlements they should be given more MSP than other ranks.
Manoj Sharma says
Sir I am working in IAF, sir why give MSP 15500 for officer, 5200 for Jcos & or & 3600 for NC(E) s IN IAF.
Sir please give MSP equal for all ranks
As you are aware that both categories Officers and PBORs perform duty of arduous nature. No battle can be fought alone. Its a team work. MSP worth Rs 15500/- and Rs 5200/- recommended by the 7th CPC makes a huge difference and injustice to the PBOR espcially to JCOs who are given Cl-II Gazetted status. Either there should be a flat rate for all categories or having a minimal difference to boost the morale of PBORs in the national interest.