Army Officers Pay Rules 2017 – MOD Notification
[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, PART-II, SECTION 4]
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Defence)
New Delhi, the 3rd May, 2017
SRO ________. In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement.- (1)These rules may be called Army Officers Pay Rules, 2017.
(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January,2016.
(1) Save as otherwise provided under these rules, these rules shall apply to Army Officers including those of Army Medical Corps (AMC), Army Dental Corps (ADC), Remount and Veterinary Corps (RVC), Special List (SL), Regimental Commissioned Officers (RCO), Special Commissioned Officers (SCO), Territorial Army (TA) when embodied, and Army Postal Service (APS),who were on the effective strength of the Army as on the 1st day of January, 2016, and to Gentlemen or Lady Cadets and Junior Commissioned Officers/Other Ranks who were undergoing pre Commission training on the 1 st day of January, 2016, and to those trainee Officers who join the service after that date.
Provided that these rules shall not apply to Officers of National Cadet Corps (NCC), the Regular Reserve, Military Nursing Service (MNS), and re-employed Officers.
3. Definitions.- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,- (a) “existing basic pay” means the pay drawn in the prescribed existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or pay in the existing scale, but does not include any other pay like Special Pay, Military Service Pay, etc;
(b) “existing Pay Band and Grade Pay” in relation to an Officer, means the Pay Band and the Grade Pay applicable to the rank held by the Officer as on the date immediately before the notification of these rules, in a substantive capacity;
(c) “existing scale” in relation to an Officer, means the pay scale applicable to the rank held by the Officer on the date immediately before the notification of these rules including in the Higher Administrative Grade, Higher Administrative Grade+, Apex Scale and that applicable to the Chief of Army Staff in a substantive capacity;
Explanation.- For the purpose of this clause the expressions “existing Basic Pay”, “existing Pay Band and Grade Pay” and “existing scale”, in respect of an Officer who, on the 1st day of January, 2016, was on deputation out of Indian Army or on leave or on foreign service, or who would have on that date officiated in one or more lower posts but for his officiating in the higher post, shall mean such Basic Pay, Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale in relation to the rank which he would have held but for his being on deputation out of Indian Army or on leave or on foreign service or as the case may be, but for his officiating in that post; [ READ MORE ]]