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Pay and Allowances of Officers selected through NDA Exam

Nov 30, 2017 17:15 IST
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    Joining the Armed Forces has always been a dream come true for the majority of the Indian Youth. Besides the opportunity to serve the nation, the Officer-level jobs in tri-services – Army, Navy and Air Force are attractive because of the pay and allowances it provides. For the benefit of aspirants, Jagran Josh is providing complete details related to the pay and allowances of Officers selected through NDA Exam.

    The pay benefits to the candidates selected through NDA Exam begins during the training period itself. For instance, Gentlemen Cadets are entitled to stipend of Rs. 21,000/- p.m. during training period at Indian Military Academy (IMA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA).

    Pay and allowances of Army Officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy are as given below.

    Pay of NDA Officers is a sum of rank pay and grade pay.

    (a) Rank Pay Band (in Rupees)

    S.No.

    Rank

    Rank Pay (in Rupees)

    1.

    Lieutenant to Major

    15,600—39,100/-

    2.

    Lieutenant Colonel to Major General

    37,400—67,000/-

    3.

    Lieutenant General HAG Scale

    67,000/--79,000/-

    4.

    HAG+ Scale

    75,500/- 80,000/-

    5.

    Vice Chief of Army Staff/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)

    80,000/-

    6.

    Chief of Army Staff

    90,000/- (fixed)

    (b) In addition to Rank pay, Grade Pay will also be given as under

    S.No.

    Rank

    Grade Pay (in Rupees)

    1.

    Lieutenant

    5,400/-

    2.

    Captain

    6,100/-

    3.

    Major

    6,600/-

    4.

    Lieutenant Colonel

    8,000/-

    5.

    Colonel

    8,700/-

    6.

    Brigadier

    8,900/-

    7.

    Major General

    10,000/-

    (c) A Fixed sum of Rs. 6,000/- p.m. is also payable as Military Service Pay (MSP) to the officers from the rank of Lieutnant to Brigadier.

    Pay and Benefits of Flying Officers selected through NDA Exam

    (iii) QUALIFICATION PAY AND GRANT

    Officers possessing certain prescribed Qualification are entitled to lumpsum Qualification Grant of Rs. 6,000/-, 9,000/-, 15,000/- or 20,000/- based on the qualification held by them.

    The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in Army Aviation Corps are entitled to the Qualification Pay, based on the Qualification held by them, as under :—

    S.No.

    Rank/Position

    Qalification Pay (in Rupees)

    1.

    Master Aviation Instructor

    500/- p.m.

     

    2.

    Senior Aviation Instructor Class I

    400/- p.m.

    3.

    Senior Aviation Instructor Class II

    280/- p.m.

    4.

    Aviators holding Master Green Card

    400/- p.m.

    5.

    Aviators holding Green Card

    280/- p.m.


    The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to flying allowance as under —

    S.No.

    Rank/Position

    Flying Allowance (in Rupees)

    1.

    Brigadier & above

    10,500/-

    2.

    Major to Colonel

    14,000/-

    3.

    Captain

    11,000/-

    4.

    Lieutnant

    9,000/-

    Pay and Benefits of Navy Officers selected through NDA Exam

    ALLOWANCES

    In addition to the pay, an officer selected through NDA is eligible for six types of allowances. Theya are as given below.
    (a) Dearness Allowances are admissible at the same rates and under the same conditions as are applicable to the Civilian Gazetted Officers from time to time.
    (b) A kit maintenance allowance of Rs. 400/- p.m.

    (c) Depending upon rank and area of posting, officer posted to Field Areas will be eligible for compensatory Highly Active Field Area Allowance at the rate of Rs. 6,780/- to Rs. 8,400/- p.m., Compensatory Field Area Allowance at the rate of Rs. 4,200/- to Rs. 5,200/- p.m. and Compensatory Modified Field Area Allowance at the rate of Rs. 1,600/- to Rs. 2,000/- p.m.

    (d) In addition to the Compensatory Field Areas Allowance, officers posted to areas situated at a height of 9000 ft. and above are entitled for High Altitude Allowance in the range of Rs. 1,060/- p.m. to Rs. 11,200/- p.m. depending upon rank of the officer and place of posting.

    (e) Uniform allowance: Initial allowance for one time kit @ Rs. 14,000/- and Rs. 3,000/- for every three years.

    (f) Transport allowance: Transport @ Rs. 3,200/- + DA thereon p.m. in A-1/A class Cities and Rs. 1,600/- + DA thereon p.m. at other places shall be admissible to officers.

    In a nut shell, the Total Compensation to Officers selected through NDA is given as = Rank Pay + Grade Pay + Military Service Pay + Qualification Pay + Allowances.

    Allowances include Dearness Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Compensatory Field Area Allowance, Uniform allowance and Tranport Allowance.

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