BSF Salary Structure With Rank Hierarchy | Grade Pay & Pay Band, Allowance Explained

Border security force is the very important wing among the defense units in our country. The staff of BSF plays a crucial role in protecting the country from external threats.BSF itself individually and in association with SSC and UPSC will select candidates for various cadres like AC, SI, constable etc. As the job is very tough, BSF rewards its employees with good pay structure and in addition, they are eligible for allowances and canteen, many other facilities.  Most of the candidates those who apply for BSF recruitment is unaware of the salary structure, so in this article, we have mentioned the BSF salary structure with the rank hierarchy.

Before looking at the pay structure, let us go through the terms like pay band, grade pay and basic pay in BSF

Pay Band in BSF?

It is the range of salary that is given per month. When you join in BSF, your salary is based on the lowest level, as your service period increases, pay band increases every year and to the next level.

Basic Pay

It is the amount paid to the employees without adding or cutting any allowances or bonus or overtime. Pay scale is given when a person joins in BSF on which the starting salary is calculated. It increases every year. Basic pay is nothing but the sum of grade pay and the pay band.

Grade Pay

Grade pay of the soldier is decided on the basis of his rank. The government has divided the number of employees into various categories.



         Pay Band    Grade Pay       Cash in Hand
Director GeneralApex scale
Pl Director GeneralPB-4 (37400-67000)                12000105000
Additional Director GeneralPB-4 (37400-67000)              12000105000
Inspector GeneralPB-4 (37400-67000)              1000095000
Deputy Inspector GeneralPB-4 (37400-67000)              890085000
CommandantPB-4 (37400-67000)              870082000
Second-in-CommandPB-3 (15600-39100)             760073000
Deputy CommandantPB-3 (15600-39100)              660065000


Assistant Commandant


PB-3 (15600-39100)             540052000
Subedar Major


PB-2 (9300-34800 )             480045000


PB-2 (9300-34800 )            460040000


PB-2 (9300-34800 )420035000
Assistant Sub Inspector


PB-1 (5200-20200 )280031000

Head Constable

PB-1 (5200-20200 )240027000
ConstablePB-1 (5200-20200 )200023000
Enrolled FollowerPB-IS (4440- 7440 )130018000






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