Military Service Pay (MSP) Equally to all Ranks

Military Service Pay (MSP) Equally to all Ranks

Ministry of Defence

Grant of Military Service Pay

Delhi High Court in its order dated 28 November 2017 has not given any specific direction to grant Military Service Pay (MSP) equally to all ranks. It may be informed that the court in its order mentioned that the conduct of the petitioners in withholding material information and at the same time, trying to invoke equities under Article 226 of the Constitution of India is deprecated.

The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) had considered all aspects with regard to applicability of MSP including the rates while making its recommendations. The Government after carefully considering the recommendations of the 7thCPC in respect of MSP has accepted the same and have already been notified.

This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Mahendra Singh Mahrain Rajya Sabha today.

Source: PIB News

Rates of MSP for Defence Officers

Rates of MSP for Defence Officers

Military Service Pay

MSP shall be admissible at the rate of
Rs 15500/- pm to offrs and Rs 10800/- pm to MNS upto and incl the rank of Brig and shall be counted for the purpose of computation of DA and pension.

Auth : Para 5(2) of GoI, MoD Gazette Notification Ser No.12(E) dated 05 May 2017.

MSP shall be admissible at the rate of Rs 15500/- pm for Hony Commissioned Offrs and Rs 5200/- pm for all JCOs/OR. MSP shall be counted for the purpose of computation of DA and pension.

Auth : Para 5(2) of GoI, MoD Gazette Notification Ser No.9(E) dated 05 May 2017.

6th CPC Military Service Pay (MSP)

Recommendations of Sixth CPC on Military service pay

This Sixth Central Pay Commission vide Paras 2.3.12, 2.3.14 and 2.3.26 of its report had recommended Military Service Pay (MSP) at the rate of Rs. 6000/- per month in respect of officers upto the level of Brigadier and Rs. 1000/- per month in respect of Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) of the Defence Forces.

However, the Government while accepting the recommendations of the Commission had enhanced the MSP for PBOR to Rs. 2000/- per month.

The above information given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 25.07.2017.