Field Area Allowance
It is a generic term for allowance granted to Defence, CAPF and personnel of Indian Coast Guard while they are deployed in “Field Areas,” which are further classified as Highly Active Field Areas, Field Areas and Modified Field Areas.
- Highly Active Field Area: Where grave danger exists to troops, airmen, fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters due to deployment in close proximity of enemy.
- Field Area: Where troops are deployed near the borders for operational considerations, and where hostilities and risk to life are imminent.
- Modified Field Areas: Where defence personnel/isolated detachments are deployed/stationed/mobilized in support of military duties and where imminence of hostilities/violence and risk exist. Such areas may have severe infrastructural deficiencies causing deprivation and/or mental strain.
The present rates are as follows:
|Post||Highly Active Field Areas||Field Areas||Modified Field Areas|
|Lt.Col.& above & Equ.||12600||7800||3000|
|Capt & Equ.||10650||6600||2580|
|Lt. & Equ.||10170||6300||2400|
|JCOs & Equ.||8730||5400||1800|
|Hav & Equ.||5820||3600||1380|
|Sep/Nk & Equ.||4860||3000||1200|