Assistant Commandant in CAPF

Qualified candidates are allocated to one of the participating forces as Assistant Commandant. Appointments are made on probation for a period of 2 years provided that this period may be extended if the officer on probation has not qualified for a confirmation by passing the prescribed departmental examinations.

Repeated failures to pass the departmental examinations within a period of 3 years will involve loss of appointment or reversion to his or her substantive post, if any.

If in the opinion of Government the work or conduct of an officer on probation is unsatisfactory or shows that he or she is unlikely to become an efficient Assistant Commandant, the Government may discharge him or her forthwith or may revert him or her to its substantive post, if any.

On the conclusion of his or her period of probation, Government may confirm the officer in his or her appointment or if the work or conduct has been unsatisfactory, Government may either discharge from the service or may extend period of probation for such further period as Government may think fit provided that in respect of appointment to temporary vacancies there will be no claim to confirmation.

Scale of Pay

# Designation Level Pay Scale
1 Assistant Commandant Level 10 Rs.56100 – 177500
2 Deputy Commandant Level 11 Rs.67700 – 208700
3 Second-In Command Level 12 Rs.78800 – 209200
4 Commandant Level 13 Rs.118500 – 214100
5 Deputy Inspector General Level 13A Rs.131100 – 216600
6 Inspector General Level 14 Rs.144200 – 218200

During the period of probation an officer will undergo training of professional courses in respective Academy of the Forces and Foundation Course in BSF Academy at Tekanpur. In the each training institution, he or she will have to pass the end-of-course test. In addition departmental examination if any, will also have to be passed during the period of probation.

In cases, he or she does not pass the end of the course test at the Academy, the first increment will be postponed by one year from the date on which he or she would have drawn it or up to the date on which under the departmental regulations, the second increment accrues, whichever is earlier.

The seniority among direct recruits, inter-se shall be determined by adding together the marks obtained by them in Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, in the Foundation Course in the BSF Academy, Tekanpur and the Professional Training Course conducted in the Academy of the respective Force in the ratio of 50:10:40.


1. Probation Officers will start on the minimum of the scale of pay Assistant Commandant and will count their service for increments from the date of joining.

2. The appointment would be subject to any change in the constitution of the posts of Assistant Commandant in the Central Armed Police Forces which the Govt. of India may
think proper to make from time to time and that they would have no claim for compensation in consequences of any such changes.

3. The promotion, if any, on their turn, will be available only to those who fulfill the conditions of eligibility criteria provided in the respective Recruitment Rules of the posts.

4. The probationers are required to execute a bond to the effect that he or she shall not resign the service before completion of scheduled period prescribed by the force from time to time. In case of resigning prior to completion of the scheduled period, he or she shall refund the cost of training fixed by the Forces from time to time.