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Details of Allowances extended to Armed Forces – Minister’s reply in parliament

Allowances extended to Armed Forces – High Altitude Allowance, Field Area / Modified Field Area Allowance, Counter Insurgency Allowance etc which are paid based on risks and hardships involved at a location/ in an operation

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

31-December-2018

Allowances to Armed Forces

Taking note of the rigours of military life, the 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC) had recommended an additional, separate element of Pay for the Defence Forces called Military Service Pay (MSP) which the CPC intended would also maintain the edge enjoyed by the Defence Forces over the civilian scales. The Commission was of the view that the rate of MSP as a percentage of the existing pay has to be maintained in case of officers (up to the level of Brigadier / equivalent) as well as PBORs because the difficulties faced in field situations by both these categories are similar.

The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) had considered all aspects with regard to applicability of MSP including the rates while making its recommendations. This was done after considering the views of the Services in the matter. The 7th CPC has consciously decided not to create additional categories of personnel for the grant of MSP or to disturb the slab rates for the four categories for which it is being paid up to the level of Brigadiers. The Government after carefully considering the recommendations of the 7th CPC in respect of MSP has accepted and notified the same.

Besides MSP, Service personnel are entitled to several other allowances such as High Altitude Allowance, Field Area / Modified Field Area Allowance, Counter Insurgency Allowance etc which are paid based on risks and hardships involved at a location / in an operation.

Engine-wise capacity and interval in years allowed as regards vehicle PURCHASE for officers and jawans:

ELIGIBILITY

S. NO. CATEGORY CC PERIODICITY
(a) Officers (including Retd / Widows) 3000 Once in Four Years.
(b) JCOs granted Honorary Commission & Equivalent (including Retd & Widows) 2500 Once in Seven Years.
(c) JCOs & Equivalent(including Retd & Widows) 2000 Once in Service and Once after Retirement.  First Car after ten years of Service.  Gap between purchases of Two Cars to be Ten years.  If the late husband had purchased a car each while in service / after retirement then the widow will not be eligible to buy a car.  In case late husband had purchased only one car then widow can buy one car through CSD after gap of 10 years from the date of last purchase.
(d) OR  &  Equivalent(including Retd & Widows) 1800 Once in Service and Once after Retirement.  First Car after ten years of Service.  Gap between purchases of Two Cars to be Ten years.  If the late husband had purchased a car each while in service / after retirement then the widow will not be eligible to buy a car.  In case late husband had purchased only one car then widow can buy one car through CSD after gap of 10 years from the date of last purchase.

 

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Vishambhar Prasad Nishad and others in Rajya Sabha today.

Source: PIB

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