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7th Pay Commission Allowances for Defence personnel – An overview

7th Pay Commission Allowances for Defence personnel – An overview of all Allowances revised after implementation of 7th CPC – HRA, Children Education allowance, Higher Qualification Allowance, Dress allowance and Transport Allowance

2.3. ALLOWANCES : AN OVERVIEW AS PER 7th CPC

(a) Major Features:

  • Revision has been implemented w.e.f 01.07.2017.
  • All slab based allces to increase by 25% for every 50% rise in DA.
  • Rates of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy increased by 1.5 times. CEA has been increased from Rs 1500/- per month/child (max two) to Rs 2250/- per month/child (max two). Hostel Subsidy has been revised from Rs 4500/- per month to Rs 6750/- per month.
  • Family Accn Allce for JCOs/OR subsumed w.e.f 01.07.2017.
  • HRA will be applicable to all ranks and CILQ abolished w.e.f 01.07.2017.
  • Travel by air on TD for Level 6 and above. AC III/AC Chair Car for Level 5 and below.
  • Siachen Allowance will be Rs 30,000/- per month for JCOs/OR (Level 8 and below) and Rs 42,500/- per month for officers (Level 9 and above).

(b) Allowances Abolished.

  • Air Despatch Pay.
  • Air Steward Allowance.
  • Official Hospitality Grant in Defence Forces.
  • Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance.
  • Spectacle Allowance.
  • Short Hand Allowance.

Auth: GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/ Services) dated 18 Sep 2017.

(c) Allowances Subsumed.

  • Kit Maintenance Allowance.
  • Qualification Grant.
  • Special Compensatory (Remote Locality Allowance).
  • Uniform Related Allces.
  • Washing/Clothing Maintenance Allowance.
  • Acting Allowance.
  • Bad Climate Allowance.
  • Compensation in Lieu of Quarter (CILQ).
  • Single in Lieu of Quarter (SNLQ).
  • Extra Duty Allowance.
  • Family Accommodation Allowance.
  • Flight Charge Certificate Allowance.
  • Instructional Allowance.
  • Judge Advocate General Dept Examination Award.
  • Outfit Allowance.

Education Related

d) CEA Scheme: It has two components, CEA and Hostel Subsidy. Both cannot be claimed concurrently.

CEA: Rs 2250/- per month per child for two children only. CEA is admissible from Nursery to 12th classes.

  • Reimbursement should be done just once a year, after completion of the financial year (which for most schools coincides with the Academic year).
  • Certificate from the head of institution where the ward of government employee studies should be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year.

Hostel Subsidy: Rs 6750/- per month per child for two children only. Applicable when children are studying in a boarding school away from the place of posting of the father/mother.

  • Certificate from the head of institution should suffice, with the additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex.
  • The amount of expenditure mentioned, or whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee.

Educational Concession to Children of Personnel Missing/Disabled/ Killed in Action.

  Cat

Rate (Offrs, JCOs & OR)

Tuition Fees Full Reimbursement
Hostel Charges Full Reimbursement
Cost of Books/ Stationery Rs 2000/- per annum
Cost of Uniform Rs 2000/- per annum

Clothing

Clothing

 

Note :

The combined amount of Tuition Fees and Hostel Charges shall not exceed Rs 10,000/- Per month.

Auth :

GoI, MoD letter No 6(1)/2009/Edu. Concession/ D (Res-II) dated 13 Sep 2017.

(e) Language Allce.

Cat Rate (per month) (Offrs, JCOs & OR)
Cat – I Rs 2025/-
Cat – II Rs 1689/-
Cat – III Rs 1350/-
Auth: GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D (Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017.

 

(f) Language Award

Cat

Rate (Offrs, JCOs & OR)

Award for Passing Diploma Part-II with 65% & above marks (one time)

Cat – I (Sponsored)

Rs 6750/-

Cat – II (Sponsored)

Rs 4725/-

Cat – III (Sponsored)

Rs 3375/-

Cat – I (Non Sponsored)

Rs 10125/-

Cat – II (Non Sponsored)

Rs 6750/-

Cat – III (Non Sponsored)

Rs 4725/-

Award for Passing Diploma Part-II with 70% & above marks (one time)

Cat – I (Sponsored)

Rs 13500/-

Cat – II (Sponsored)

Rs 10125/

Cat – III (Sponsored)

Rs 6750/-

Cat – I (Non Sponsored)

Rs 20250/-

Cat – II (Non Sponsored)

Rs 13500/-

Cat – III (Non Sponsored)

Rs 10125/-

Auth: GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017.

 

(g) Qualification Allce.

Cat Rate (per month)
Cat ‘A’ (ATC/FC) Rs 3600/-
Cat ‘B’ (ATC/FC) Rs 2700/-
Master Aviation Instr Rs 1125/-
Senior Aviation Instr (Class I) Rs 900/-
Senior Aviation Instr (Class II) Rs 630/-
Aviators Holding Master Green Card Rs 900/-
Aviators Holding Green Card Rs 630/-
Auth: GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017.

 

(h) Higher Qualification Incentive (HQI).

HQI have been introduced and extended to JCOs/OR.

Cat Rate (Offrs, JCOs & OR) (One Time)
Grade I Courses Rs 30000/-
Grade II Courses Rs 25000/-
Grade III Courses Rs 20000/-
Grade IV Courses Rs 15000/-
Grade V Courses Rs 10000/-

 

(i) Dress Allowance. The Dress Allowance has been introduced in place of Kit Maint Allowances, Clothing Allce, Initial Equipment Allce, Outfit Allce, Uniform Allce and Washing Allowances.

Cat Rate (per annum)
Offrs Rs 20000/-
MNS Offrs Rs 15000/-
JCOs/OR Rs 10000/-

 

(j) TRANSPORT ALLOWANCES :

Pay Level Higher TPTA Cities (Rs per month) Other Places (Rs per month)
9 and above Rs 7200+DA thereon Rs 3600+DA thereon
3 to 8 Rs 3600+DA thereon Rs 1800+DA thereon
  1. Cities Authorised Higher Tpt Allce (UA). Hyderabad, Patna, Delhi, Ahmadabad, Surat, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kozhikode, Indore, Greater Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Kolkata.
  2. The allowance shall not be admissible to those service personnel who have been provided with the facility of Government transport.
  3. Officers in Pay Level 14 and above, who are entitled to use official car, will have the option to avail official car facility or to draw the Tpt Allce at the rate of Rs15,750 + DA per month.
  4. The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave.
  5. Physically disabled service personnel will continue to be paid at double rate, subject to a minimum of Rs 2,250 + DA.

Auth: GoI, MoD letter No 12630/Tpt.A/Mov C/246/ D(Mov)/17 dated 15 Sep 2017.

(k) Conveyance Allce.

Average Monthly Travel on Official Duty For Journeys by Own Motor Car (per month) For Journeys by other Modes of Conveyance (per month)
201-300 km Rs 1680/- Rs 556/-
301-450 km Rs 2520/- Rs 720/-
451-600 km Rs 2980/- Rs 960/-
601-800 km Rs 3646/- Rs 1126/-
>800 km Rs 4500/- Rs 1276/-

 

(l) Concurrent Admissibility of Allces. Following combination of allces can be claimed concurrently:-

(1) Siachen and Highly Active Fd Area Allce (HAFA).

(2) HAFA and High Altitude Area Allce (HAA).

(3) Field Area Allce (FAA) and HAA.

(4) Mod FAA and HAA.

(5) CI Ops and HAA.

(6) Flying, HAFA and HAA.

(7) Spl Forces Allce, FAA and HAA.

Auth : MoD letter No 1(26)/97/D (Pay/Services) dated 29 Feb 2000.

Accommodation Related

(m) House Rent Allowances Matrix for House Rent Allce has been introduced. The Matrix is given below:-

Whether the JCOs/OR has any Dependents

Field Posting

Non-Field Posting

Staying in Barracks

Not Staying in Barracks

Yes Full HRA applicable at the Selected Place of Residence of the Dependents Reduced HRA applicable at the Selected Place of Residence of the Dependents Full HRA applicable at that place if government accommodation not available#
No Full HRA applicable At Class Z city, i.e., 10 percent of Basic Pay Reduced HRA applicable at the place of posting@ Full HRA applicable at that place if government accommodation not available #

 

i. An employee with dependents, during field posting or staying in Barracks as functional requirement will be eligible for accommodation for his dependents anywhere in the country.

ii. Provided government accommodation is not available for the dependents at Selected Place of Residence.

iii. If government accommodation is available, no HRA is payable.

  • Reduced HRA means rate of HRA applicable reduced by 5 percent. However, the reduced amount cannot be less than the lowest rate of HRA applicable to Class Z cities/towns. Allowance is available provided employee is required to stay in barracks as a functional requirement and government accommodation is not available for the dependents at Selected Place of Residence. If employee is staying in barracks by choice or government accommodation is available at Selected Place of Residence, no HRA is payable.
  • Reduced HRA means rate of HRA applicable reduced by 5%. However, the reduced amount cannot be less than the lowest rate of HRA applicable to Class Z cities/towns. Allowance is available provided employee is required to stay in Barracks as a functional requirement. If employee is staying in Barracks by choice, no HRA is payable.

#Provided government accommodation is not available, else no HRA is payable.

Rates of House Rent Allce.

Classification of Cities Rate
X 24% of Basic Pay
Y 16% of Basic Pay
Z 8% of Basic Pay

 

Note :-

HRA shall not be less than Rs 5,400 per month, Rs 3,600 per month and Rs 1,800 per month calculated @ 30% of minimum pay for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities respectively.

HRA shall be revised to 27%, 18% & 9% of Basic Pay in X, Y & Z cities when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X, Y & Z cities when DA crosses 50%.

(n) Dip Money.

Depth – Fathoms Rate Per Minute Remarks
Upto 20 Rs 2.70  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allce extended to Army pers on pro- rata basis as and when they are involved in such duties.

20 to 30 Rs 4.05
30 to 40 Rs 5.40
40 to 50 Rs 8.10
50 to 60 Rs 10.80
60 to 75 Rs 15.30
75 to 100 Rs 17.10

 

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017.

(o) Diving Attendant Allce.

1/5th to Dip Money Allce extended to Army pers on pro-rata basis as and when they are involved in such duties.

 

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017.

(p) Hard Area Allce.

Place where Posted

Rate

Nicobar Group of Islands and Minicoy in Lakshadweep Islands 20% of Basic Pay
Lakshadweep Group of Islands (Kiltan, Andrott, Kalpeni, Chetlat, Kadmat, Amini and Bithra Islands) 12% of Basic Pay

 

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017.

(q) Island Special Duty Allce.

All Ranks

Rate

Areas around the Capital Towns (Port Blair, Kavaratti and Agatti) 10% of Basic Pay.
Difficult Areas (North and Middle Andaman, South Andaman excluding Port Blair, entire Lakshadweep except Kavaratii, Agatti and Minicoy) 16% of Basic Pay
More Difficult Areas (little Andaman, Nicobar group of Islands, Narcondum Islands, East Islands and Minicoy) 20% of Basic Pay

 

(r) Funeral Expense (Erstwhile Funeral Allowance).

Cat Rate
Offrs, JCOs & OR Rs 9000/-

 

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017.

(s) Tough Location Allce. This allce has been introduced in lieu of Bad Climate Allce, Special Compensatory (Remote Locality Allce), Sunderban Allce and Tribal Area Allce.

 

Rate (per month)

Offrs

JCOs/OR

TLA-I Rs 5300/- Rs 4100/-
TLA-II Rs 3400/- Rs 2700/-
TLA-III Rs 1200/- Rs 1000/-

 

(t) Specialist Allce.

Cat

Rate (per month)

Graded Specialist Rs 3600/-
Classified Specialist Rs 4500/-
Consultant/Advisor/Professor Rs 5400/-

 

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017.

(u) Deputation (Duty) Allce.

Deputation Within the Same Station 5% of Basic Pay subject to a ceiling of Rs 4500/-
Deputation Involving Change of Station 5% of Basic Pay subject to a ceiling of Rs 9000/-

Note :-

  • An option to draw either:-
  • 50% of Deputation Duty Allce applicable to Civilians Officers along with service concession.
  • 00% of Deputation Duty Allce, but forego the service concession.

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017.

(v) Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Allce (For Officers Only)

Cat Rate (per month)
Test Pilot Rs 5300/-
Flight Test Engineer Rs 4100/-

 

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017.

(w) Extra Work Allce. This allce has been introduced in lieu of Extra Duty Allce (6th CPC). The rates are as under:-

JCOs/ OR 2% of Basic Pay (a) Extra Work Allowance will be paid at a uniform rate of 2 percent of Basic Pay per month.
(b) An employee may receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be a minimum gap of one year before the same employee can be deployed for similar duty again.
(c) This allowance should not be combined, i.e., if same employee is performing two or more such duties, and is eligible for 2 percent allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payable will remain capped at 2 percent.

 

(x) Composite Personal Maintenance Allce ( For JCOs/OR Only).

Cat Rate (per month)
Hair Cutting Allce Rs 45/-
Soap Toilet Allce Rs 45/-
Total Rs 90/-

 

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017.

(y) Rum Allce (For JCOs/OR Only).

Cat Rate (per month)
Peace Areas Rs 68/-
Field Area Below 3000 ft Rs 158/-
Filed Area 3000 – 4999 ft Rs 225/-
Filed Area 5000 – 8999 ft Rs 248/-
Filed Area 9000 ft and above Rs 360/-

 

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017.

(z) Additional Post Allowance. This allce has been introduced in lieu of Acting Allce (6th CPC).

Holding appts of higher post Entitled to draw the pay that are admissible to him if he was appointed to the higher post on regular basis OR 10 percent of his present Basic Pay per month, whichever is higher.

 

(aa) Classification Allce.

Group Group 4 to 3 Class 3 to 2 Class 2 to 1
X Rs 270/- pm Rs 270/- pm
Y Rs 225/- pm Rs 225/- pm Rs 225/- pm

 

Auth : GoI, MoF letter No A-27023/4/2017/E.II B (7th CPC) dated 27 Sep 2017.

(ab) Good Service/Good Conduct/Badge Allowance.

Cat Rate per Month
First Badge Rs 144/-
Second Badge Rs 288/-
Third Badge Rs 432/-

 

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017.

(ac) Gallantry Awards.

Cat Rate per Month
Param Vir Chakra (PVC) Rs 10000/-
Ashok Chakra (AC) Rs 6000/-
Mahavir Chakra (MV) Rs 5000/-
Kirti Chakra (KC) Rs 4500/-
Vir Chakra (VrC) Rs 3500/-
Shaurya Chakra (SC) Rs 3000/-
Sena/Nao Sena/Vayu Sena Medal Rs 1000/-
Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 7(119)/2008-D (AG) dated 30 Mar 2011

 

(ad) Training Allce.

In the National/Central Training Academies and Institutes 24% Of Basic Pay/ pm
In Other Training Establishment 12% of Basic Pay/ pm
Auth: Yet to be notified by MoD.

 

(ad) Other Allces.
Category

Rate ( per month)

Remarks

Offrs JCOs/ OR
Aeronautical Allce Rs 450/-
Airworthiness Certificate Allce Rs 338/- Aviation trade OR with service of 2-10 years.
Rs 675/- Aviation trade OR with service of more than ten years.
Non Practicing Allce 20%
Para Allce Rs 10500/- Rs 6000/-
Para Free Fall Jump Instr Rs 10500/- Rs 6000/-
Para Jump Instr Allce Rs 10500/- Rs 6000/-
Para Res Allce Rs 2625/- Rs 1500/-
Project Allce Rs 3400/- Rs 2700/-
PG Allce (Degree) Rs 2250/- One time Award
PG Allce (Diploma) Rs 1350/- One time Award
Tech Allce Tier I Rs 3000/-
Tech Allce Tier II Rs 4500* * Courses of Tech Allce (Tier I & II) along with Qualification Incentive (HQI) to be reviewed by associate experts, outside professionals & academicians.

 

Source : 7th Pay Commission Pay and Allowances Handbook for Defence Personnel 

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