7th CPC Allowances : Uniformed Services
Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Uniformed Services: Defence, CAPFs, Police, Indian Coast Guard and Security Agencies
The 7th CPC has recommended abolition of Ration Money Allowance (RMA) and free ration to Defence officers posted in peace areas. It has been decided that Ration Money Allowance will continue to be paid to them and directly credited to their account. It will benefit 43000 Defence officers.
ii. Technical Allowance (Tier – I & II) are paid to Defence officers belonging to technical branches @Rs3000 per month and Rs4500 per month. 7th CPC has recommended that Technical Allowance (Tier – II) be merged with Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence personnel. In view of the specific requirements of Defence Forces for the Defence personnel to keep pace with changing Defence requirements and technologies, the Government has decided not to discontinue Technical Allowance. The list of courses for these allowances will be reviewed to remain in sync with the latest technical advancements in Defence.
iii. The facility of one additional free railway warrant (Leave Travel Concession) presently granted to personnel of Defence Forces serving in field/high altitude/CI Ops shall also be extended to all personnels of CAPFs and the Indian Coast Guard.
iv.Rates of High Altitude Allowance granted to Defence Forces and CAPF personnel will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from Rs810 – Rs16800 per month to Rs2700 – Rs25000 per month.
v. Field Area Allowances are granted to Indian Army, Air Force & CAPF personnel. The rates of Field Area Allowances (Modified Field, Field & Highly Active) will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from Rs1200 – Rs12600 per month to Rs6000 – Rs16900 per month. Classification of field areas for this allowance will be done by Ministry of Defence for Defence personnel and by Ministry of Home Affairs for CAPFs.
vi. The rates of Counter Insurgency Ops (CI Ops) Allowance, granted to Defence and CAPFs while deployed in counter – insurgency operations will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from Rs3000 – Rs11700 per month to Rs6000 – Rs16900 per month.
vii. Rates of MARCOS and Chariot Allowance granted to marine commandos of Indian Navy will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from Rs10500 – Rs15750 per month to Rs17300 – Rs25000 per month.
viii. Rates of Sea Going Allowance granted to personnel of Indian Navy will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The twelve hour conditionality for determining the eligibility of Sea Going Allowance has been reduced to four hours. The rates will go up from Rs3000 – Rs7800 per month to Rs6000 – Rs10500 per month.
ix.Rates of Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) Allowance granted to CRPF personnel deployed in Naxal hit areas will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from Rs8400 – Rs16800 per month to Rs17300 – Rs25000 per month.
x.Rates of Flying Allowance granted to flying branch and technical officers of Defence Forces will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from Rs10500 – Rs15750 per month to Rs17300 – Rs25000 per month. It has been extended mutatis mutandis to BSF Air Wing also.
xi.Rates of Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel have been increased from Rs9000 – Rs30000 (Grant) to Rs10000 – Rs30000 (Grant).
xii.Aeronautical Allowance, presently paid to personnel of Indian Navy, has been extended to Indian Coast Guard. The rate of this allowance has been increased from Rs300 per month to Rs450 per month.
xiii. Rates of Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Allowance will be governed by the R&H Matrix. The rates will go up from Rs1500 / Rs3000 per month to Rs4100 / Rs5300 per month.
xiv.Rates of Territorial Army Allowance have been increased from Rs175 – Rs450 per month to Rs1000 – Rs2000 per month.
xv.Ceilings of Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defence Personnel have been increased from Rs2000 – Rs4500 per month to Rs4500 – Rs9000 per month.
xvi.Rates of Detachment Allowance have been increased Rs165 – Rs780 per day to Rs405 – Rs1170 per day.
xvii. Rates of Para Jump Instructor Allowance have been increased from Rs2700/3600 per month to Rs6000 / 10500 per month.
xviii. Special Incident / Investigation / Security Allowance has been rationalized. Rates for Special Protection Group (SPG) have been revised to 55% and 27.5% of Basic Pay for operational and non – operational duties respectively.