The Indian Naval officers are entitled to fairly decent salary ranges, with variations based on their ranks and other factors presumably:

Rank Pay Band / Scale GRADE PAY Military Pay Service
Admiral/ Equivalent 90000 NIL NIL
Captain PB-4/37400-67000 8700 6000
Commander PB-4/37400-67000 8000 6000
Commodore PB-4/37400-67000 8900 6000
Lieutenant PB-3/15600-39100 6100 6000
Lieutenant Commander PB-3/15600-39100 6600 6000
Rear Admiral PB-4/37400-67000 10000 NIL
Sub Lieutenant PB-3/15600-39100 5400 6000
VCNS/ C-IN-C/ Equivalent APEX/80000 NIL NIL
Vice Admiral HAG SCALE/67000-79000 NIL NIL
Vice Admiral and Equivalent HAG+SCALE/75500-80000 NIL NIL

Indian Navy Perks and Benefits

Asides from the highly lucrative pay band scales along with grade pays etc, the Indian Naval officers are very rightfully rewarded with great perks

  • Free Medical Facilities For Self And Family
  • Canteen Facilities
  • Free Ration
  • Mess / Club / Sports Facilities
  • Group Insurance
  • Furnished Govt. Accomodation At Best Location
  • Pension With All Benefits
  • 60 Days Of Paid Annual Leave
  • 20 Days Of Paid Casual Leave
  • Leave Encashment – Upto 300 Days

Allowances in Indian Navy

Allowances ranging from INR 400 per month to as high as INR 14000 a month are given to Naval Officers belonging to varying ranks. Let us know more on the exact kinds and rates of allowances meant for each of them:

Allowance To Whom Granted Rate Per Month (On Basis Of Rank)
Diving Ships/Clearance Divers 600/ 1200
Flying Qualified Aircrew 13500-21000
Hard Area Officers Posted In Nicobar and
Lakshadeep Group Of Islands
25% Of Pay In Pay Band+Gp+Msp
House Rent Married Officers Not In Possession Of Govt.
10%-30% Of Pay In Pay Band+Gp+Msp+Npa
(BASED On Classification Of Cities)
Instructional Deputed As Instrutcor At Training Establishments/
Institutes Listed In Govt. Letter
Marcos Qualified As Marcos 13500-21000
Sea Going All Officers Serving Onboard Ships
Submarine Qualified Submariner 13500-21000
Technical Tier I Course Qualified/
Tier Ii Course Qualified
3000/ 4500
Transport Officers Commuting On Their
Own Arrangement
Uniform All Officers 24000 (Initial) &
7500 (Every 3 Yrs)

* Source: nausena-bharti

Educational Qualification to Join Indian Navy
You have to pass the National Defence Academy entrance examinations (NDA I and NDA II) conducted by UPSC Other qualifications include:

  • Unmarried Male
  • Possession of sound mental and physical health
  • Passed out 12th examinations or else recognized board exams with Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
  • Should be between 16.5- 19 years of age (upper age limit relaxations exist for reserved candidates only)

Educational Qualification for Women’s to Join Indian Navy:

  • 21-25 years of age
  • Masters or a minimum of 50% score in Mathematics (BSc) or Physics (BSc) or Computer Application or else B.Eng or B.Tech in Mechanics, Electronics etc

Engineering Wing:

  • 19-25 years of age based on different wings
  • Btech/BE in Mechanics/ Aerospace Engg/Naval Architecture/ Civil Engg/Mechanical Engg

For entry at the Executive level you should be within 19.5-27 years, with educational requirements varying for further levels.

Other Important Headlines

    • Largest ‘Make in India’ deal for naval utility choppers of Rs.20K-cr.

A proposal has been moved to Ministry of Defense specifying that Navy requires 110 naval utility choppers out of which 94 are to be made in India making it the biggest ‘Make in India’ project as an amount of Rs.20K-cr. is estimated to be involved. 11 Indian companies including Mahindra, Tata, L&T and Reliance responded to the initial information.

* Salaries, allowances and perks are subject to change without prior notice.