DA from January 2016 for Defence Personnel (Armed Forces Officers and PBOR)

Amendment to Armed Forces Pay Rules and Regulations, 2017 (Army)

DA from January 2016 for Defence Personnel / Armed Forces Officers and PBOR – Dearness Allowance all Defence Personnel increased to 125% from 119% with effect from 1st January 2016. Arrears will be paid in Cash

Dearness Allowance orders issued for Armed Forces officers and PBOR


Government of India

Ministry of Defence


New Delhi, the 18th April, 2016

The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – Revised rates effective from 1st January 2016.



I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s Letter No.1(2)/2004/D(Pay/services) dated 6th October 2015, on the subject cited above and to say that the president is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and personnel Below officer Rank, including Non-combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 119% to 125% with effect from 1st January 2016.

2. The provisions contained in paras 2,4 and 5 of this Ministry’s letter No.1(2)/2004/D (Pay/Services) dated 25th September 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of DA payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Armed Forces Officers/PBORs including NCs(E).

4. This letter issues with the concurrence of Finance division of this Ministry vide their Dy.No.132-PA dated 11th April,2016 based on Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M.No.1/1/2016-E-II(B), dated 7th April, 2016.


Yours faithfully,


(Prashant Rastogi)

Under Secretary to the Government of India


Download Defence Ministry OM F.No.1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services) dated 18.04.2016