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Indian Navy Salary 2018 Pay Scale & Promotions (Career Growth) – in detail

Indian Navy Salary 2018 – Hi Aspirant, If you are preparing for Indian Navy and looking for its Salary Structure, Pay Scale, Grade Pay, Allowances and Career Growth (Promotions) then read this article thoroughly. Here we are discussing Salary of Indian Navy Jobs. Indian Navy is one of the most renowned job in Defence Jobs.

Indian Navy Salary and Promotions

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Now there are few components of salary which we should know about. We only term the salary with In hand salary, but there is Grade pay, Pay Scale, Allowances and other benefits as well. So addition of all these comes as gross salary in Indian Navy.

lets discuss below point

  • Indian Navy Salary Structure 
  • Navy Allowances and Benefits
  • Indian Navy Career Growth

Indian Navy Salary 2017-18

Now coming to salary point, There are various Entry level in Indian Navy and according to your position you will get the In hand salary. Candidates coming through University Entry Scheme, UPSC Scheme (NDA/CDS) and SSC (Permanent and short commission) will have the same salary and Grade Pay.

The promotion from Sub Lieutenant to Commander is on time scale basis subject to completion of mandatory course , sea time and medical condition. The Pay Scale for Indian Navy as per 7th Pay Commission is given below.

Below chart is showing salary for Sub LieutenantLieutenant, Lieutenant Commander and Commander.

RankPay BandPay ScaleGrade PayMSP
Sub LieutenantPB 315600-3910054006000
LieutenantPB 315600-3910061006000
Lieutenant CommanderPB 315600-3910066006000
CommanderPB 437400-6700080006000

Above shown Indian Navy Salary is as per the 7th CPC. It is revised pay scale after 7th pay commission.

In Hand Salary (Indian Navy CTC) 2018

The CTC for a sub Lieutenant would be approximately Rs. 72,444/- to Rs. 81,700/- per month. This includes Basic Pay, DA, Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, House Rent Allowance and Transport allowance. These rates are being revised as per 7th Central Pay Commission.

Now coming to the allowances part.

Navy Allowances

Along with the Salary, you will entitled to allowances in Indian Navy as per the govt rules. Please check below chart rates of allowances applicable to officers are as follows (being revised as per 7th CPC).

There are few allowances which all officers will get and other allowances will be based on different condition and post wise.

Check below chart for allowances.

Allowances TypePost NameAmount in rupee (per Month)
TechnicalTechnical Officers3000-7500 depending on courses
InstructionalAll officers posted as instructor2700 Per Month
FlyingQualified Pilot/Observer13500 – 21000
MARCOsQualified as MARCOs13500 – 21000
SubmarineQualified Submariner13500 – 21000
Diving QualifiedShips Diver600 Per Month
Sea GoingAll Naval Officers serving Onboard
Ships (Sailing Only)
6300-7800 on basis of Rank
UniformAll Officers24000 (Initial grant) & 7500 (Every 3 Yrs)
Hard AreaAll Officers posted in Hard Area as declared by Govt.25% of Basic Pay+Grade Pay+Military Service Pay (MSP)
HRATo Officers not provided Govt.
10-30% of Basic (Pay Band+Grade
TransportAll Officers1600-3200 (+DA thereon)

Indian Navy Benefits

Along with Indian Navy Salary and allowances all the officers will get various benefits. Here is the list of benefits you will get in Indian Navy service.

  • Free Medical Facilities for Self & dependents.
  • Canteen Facilities
  • Entitled Ration
  • Mess/Club/Sports Facilities
  • Furnished Govt. Accommodation
  • Car/Housing Loan at subsidized rates
  • Group Insurance & Gratuity: Insurance cover of Rs. 75 lakhs (on contribution) and gratuity will be
    granted to the officer as per the latest rules in force.
  • Leave Entitlements: Officers are entitled to 60 days annual and 20 days casual leave every year (subject to service exigencies). Leave during training period will be as per the Training Policy in force. They are also entitled 40% rail concession to any place and free travel (as per extant rules) for self and
  • Sports & Adventure: The Navy provides facilities for various sports. In addition, one can also learn and participate in adventure sports, such as river rafting, mountaineering, hot air ballooning, hand gliding, wind surfing etc.

Indian Navy Career Growth (Promotions) 2018

There are nearly limitless opportunities for the ambitious navy Officer. What’s unique about the Navy is that once you’ve embarked on your career, the only way to go from there is up.

With time there are lot of learning opportunity along with learning experience. Joining the Indian Navy is only the first step up the ladder. The Navy offers a professional support system wherein as you spend time in the Navy you will be trained and groomed to rise up the career ladder.

The Navy has a very fair and just system of promotions, wherein your hard work, sincerity, skills and talent are given due recognition and rewarded.

You will join as Sub Lieutenant in Starting. After Sub Lieutenant Officer you will get below promotions. Top post you can be at is Admiral in Officer rank.

  • Sub Lieutenant
  • Lieutenant
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Commander
  • Captain
  • Commodore
  • Rear Admiral
  • Vice Admiral
  • Admiral

Hope it helps on Indian Navy Salary and Indian Navy Career Growth. Please comment if any question regarding Indian Navy Jobs or Defense Jobs.

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  1. Sir I have a question – can a pilot in Indian Navy undergoes rank promotion ,if yes up to what rank

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