7th Pay Commission recommendations Rate on Military Service Pay for Defence forces personnel
Military Service Pay (MSP) : The Defence forces personnel will continue to be entitled to payment of Military Service Pay for all ranks up to and inclusive of Brigadiers and their equivalents. The MSP per month recommended is as follows:
|Designation||Existing Rate of MSP||Recommended by 7th CPC|
|JCO / ORs||2000||5200|
|Non Combatants (Enrolled) in the Air Force||1000||3600|
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.
The Military Service Pay, which is a compensation for the various aspects e.g., intangibles linked to special conditions of service, conducting full spectrum operation including force projection outside India’s boundaries, superannuation at a younger age and for the edge historically enjoyed by the Defence Forces over the civilian scales, will be admissible to the Defence forces personnel only.