In April 2021, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the recruitment notification for the Assistant Commandants (AC) in the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) for 155 vacant positions on its official website. The Assitant Commandant rank in the CAF’s is a Group-A gazetted position in the level 10 pay band. Along with the basic pay, they are also entitled to various allowances including House Rent Allowance, dearness allowance, Uniform allowances, etc. Here we are discussing the detailed salary break-up for a UPSC CAPF AC in 2021.
UPSC CAPF AC Salary 2021
The Assistant Commandant rank in any of the CAPF is equivalent to the ranks of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), or the Captain in the Indian Army. Being a Group-A gazetted officer rank in the Central Armed Police Forces of India, they are called directly appointed gazetted officers. Periodically, the Union Public Service Commission recruits hundreds of eligible male and female graduates to various Central Armed Police Forces, as Assistant Commandants through open recruitment. Services like Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force(CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) relies on this UPSC CAPF recruitment to find their Assistant Commandants. With basic pay of Rs.56100 and other allowances, one can easily have at least Rs.50,000 in hand salary even after all deductions.
Assistant Commandant Salary and Allowances
Let’s check the UPSC Central Armed Police Force’s Assistant Commandant Salary in detail. The Assistant Commandant will be entitled to the following allowances along with their basic pay. Various allowances entitled for the Assistant Commandants are:
- House Rent Allowance (HRA)
- Dearness Allowances (DA)
- Transport Allowances
- Ration Money
- Children Education Allowances
- Uniform Allowances
- Risk Allowances
|Dearness Allowance (DA)||1122/-|
|House Rent Allowance||3600/-|
|Kit Maintenance Allowance||450/-|
- Assistant Commandants posted at Hill stations (above1000 meters) ranging from ₹ 720 – 900 per month.
- With all other allowances, one can get a gross pay of Rs.62,172
The deductions available in the gross pay is:
- National Pension Scheme: Rs. 5722/-
- Income Tax: Rs. 3272
- Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS): Rs. 120
- Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) = Rs. 225
- Total Deductions: Rs. 9339
With all allowances, a newly appointed Assistant Commandant will get a net pay of Rs. 52,837.
House Rent Allowances
The HRA varies across different places in the Country based on the class classification.
|Category of Cities||HRA|
|X (Population >= 50 Lakhs)||Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Greater Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, and Kolkata|
|Y (Population 5 to 50 Lakhs)||Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Puducherry, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Raipur, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Moradabad, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kannur, Kollam, Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Amravati, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Durg-Bhilai Nagar, Sangli, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Vadodara, Surat, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Srinagar, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Ranchi, Bokaro Steel City, Belgaum, Malegaon, Nanded-Waghala, Aligarh, Agra, Bareilly, Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Saharanpur, Noida, Firozabad, Jhansi, Asansol, Siliguri, Durgapur, Nashik, Bhiwandi, Solapur, Kolhapur, Vasai-Virar Cty, Vijayawada, Warangal, Greater Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Nellore, Guwahati, Patna, Hubli-Dharwad, Mangalore, Mysore, Gulbarga, Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Salem, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Erode, Dehradun, Chandigarh,|
|Z (Population < 5 Lakhs)||All other remaining cities|
CAPF Promotion Path
With 5 years of continuous service as Assistant Commandant, one can appear for the promotion and can move to the Deputy Commandant position. From this position, one can further progress to the Second-In-Commandant after 5 years as Deputy Commandant (with a total of 10 years Group ‘A’ service).
|Rank||Pay Scale (Basic Pay)||Pay Band|
|Director General||Rs. 2,25,000||Apex Fixed|
|Additional Director General||Rs. 1,82,200 – Rs. 2,24,100||Higher Administrative Grade
|Inspector General||Rs. 1,44,000 – Rs. 2,18,000||Pay Band – 4|
|Deputy Inspector General||Rs. 1,31,000 – Rs. 2,16,600||Pay Band – 4|
|Senior Commandant||Rs. 1,23,000 – Rs.2,15,900||Pay Band – 4|
|Commandant||Rs. 78,800 – Rs. 2,09,200||Pay Band – 3|
|Deputy Commandant||Rs. 67,700 – Rs. 2,08,700||Pay Band – 3|
|Assistant Commandant||Rs. 56,100 – Rs. 1,77,500||Pay Band – 3|
If you wish to prepare for the next CAPF Assistant Commandant 2021 recruitment, download UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) Assistant Commandants syllabus PDF and previous year question papers and start your test preparations at the earliest. As you progress in your preparations, start attempting mock exams, and current affairs tests. Download Entri to get instant access to mock tests, current affairs updates, and other study materials.
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