May 29, 2024, 05:02 PM IST

Salary of SPG commandos guarding PM Modi

Deepika Shakya

The Special Protection Group (SPG) is a central agency tasked with protecting the Prime Minister of India.

Established in 1988 by an Act of Parliament, the SPG ensures the Prime Minister's safety.

In India, an SPG commando's monthly salary ranges from ₹84,236 to ₹2,39,457. An SPG security officer can earn up to ₹13.2 lakh annually.

SPG commandos carry high-grade weapons and wear Level 3 bulletproof jackets and special gloves for protection.

When with the Prime Minister, they wear black sunglasses and must not show any facial expressions.

Their equipment includes FN P90 machine guns, FN Herstel F2000 rifles, and Glock 17 automatic pistols.

To become an SPG commando, you need to be a graduate from a recognized institution.

You can join the SPG by entering forces like IPS, CRPF, CISF, or ITBP.