DA hike for Indian Army, Navy, Air force from 1st July 2022, Risk & Hardship and other Allowances

The DA hike for Indian Army, Navy, Air force will be increased to 38% from 34% from 1st July 2022 after declaration of AICPIN of June month on 29.07.2022. The MoD will issue the official DR hike order probably in September.

Calculated DA hike for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force in 7th CPC pay scale

Major Contents in the Post: (Jump to the Section)

  1. Dearness Allowance, DA hike for Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air force from 1st Jan 2022
  2. Dearness Allowance, DA hike for Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air force from 1st Jan 2022
  3. Dearness Allowance, DA hike calculation for Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air force
  4. Defence force revised Rates of Risk and Hardship Allowances or Concessions in 7th CPC
  5. Defence force revised Rates of Other Allowances or Concessions in 7th CPC
  6. DA hike for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force in 7th CPC – Ministry of Defence order since 2017
  7. DA and DR Freezing order for central govt. employees and pensioners including armed forces till June 2021

Dearness Allowance of Indian Army, Navy, Air force from 1st Jan 2022:

Dearness Allowance, DA applicable to defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force from 1st January 2022 will be 34%. The Department of Defence under Ministry of Defence of Government of India release the official order of DA, two times in a year.

Indian defence force representation for DA applicable to defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force from 1st Jan 2021
Indian defence force representation

Dearness allowance (DA) hike or increment from 1st Jan 2022 for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force :

The DA has been increased to 34% w.e.f. 1st Jan 2022 for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force in 7th CPC pay scale. It is for Armed Forces Officials and Personnel Below Officer rank including NCs(E). (source: mod.gov.in)

DA from 1st Jan 2022 order for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force by MOD
DA from 1st Jan 2022 order for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force by MOD

Past Dearness allowance (DA) hike circulars for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force :

PeriodD. A. (%)Increase / DecreaseLetter by MoD
01-01-2022 to 30-06-2022 34%3%MoD Notif., 06.04.22
01-07-2021 to 31-12-2021 31%14 % MoD Revised Notif., 27.10.21
01-01-2021 to 30-06-202117 %0 %DA Freezed till 30.06.21
01-07-2020 to 31-12-202017 %0 %DA Freezed till 30.06.21
01-01-2020 to 30-06-202017 %0 %DA Freezed till 30.06.21
01-07-2019 to 31-12-201917 %5 %MoD Notif., 21.10.19
01-01-2019 to 30-06-201912 %3 %MoD Notif., 11.03.19
01-07-2018 to 31-12-20189 %2 %MoD Notif., 18.09.18
01-01-2018 to 30-06-20187 %2 %MoD Notif., 28.03.18
01-07-2017 to 31-12-20175 %1 %
01-01-2017 to 30-06-20174 %
Past DA hike for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force in 7th CPC pay scale

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DA Calculation for 7th CPC pay scale of defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force:

The formula of DA calculation for 7th CPC pay scale for old base year is :

DA = [(Average of AICPI-IW for last 12 months) – 261.4] / 261.4 x 100

(The linking factor for AICPIN-IW old base year is 2.88 multiplied by AICPIN-IW new base year)

AICPIN-IWAICPIN-IW pointsAICPIN-IW pointsAICPIN AverageDA calculated DA hike
Months(New base 2016)(Old base 2001)Last 12 months(%)(%)
June 2022129.2372362384% 
Dec 2021125.4361351.3334.44 = 34 3%
June 2021121.7350342.9231.18 = 31 3%
Dec-20118.8 342  335 28.16 = 28 3%
Jun-20 332326.5824.94 (=25%)4% 
Dec-19 330317.4221.43 = 214%
Jun-19 316306.0817.094%
DA rate for 7th CPC pay scale defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force

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Defence force revised Rates of Risk and Hardship Allowances or Concessions in 7th CPC:

SI No.Defence Force Risk and Hardship (RH) Allowances in 7th CPCRH-MATRIX
(Risk / Hardship)
To whom grantedRates (Per Month)
1Boiler Watch
keeping Allowance
R3H1Sailors4100 PM
2Hard Lying MoneyR3H3Naval Officers1200 PM (Full), 600 PM (Half)
 Hard Lying MoneyR3H3Sailors1000 PM (Full), 500 PM (Half)
3MARCOS  and
Chariot Allowance
R1H1Naval Officers25000 PM
 MARCOS  and
Chariot Allowance
R1H1Sailors17300 PM
4Project AllowanceR3H2Officers3400 PM
 Project AllowanceR3H2JCOs/ORs & equiv.2700 PM
5Free Fall Jump Instructor AllowanceR2H2Officers10500 PM
 Free Fall Jump Instructor AllowanceR2H2JCOs/ORs & equiv.6000 PM
6Flying AllowanceR1H1Officers25000 PM
 Flying AllowanceR1H1JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF17300 PM
7Field Area AllowanceR2H2Officers10500 PM
 Field Area AllowanceR2H2JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF6000 PM
8Sea Going AllowanceR2H2Officers10500 PM
 Sea Going AllowanceR2H2Sailors6000 PM
9Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer AllowanceR1H3Test Pilot5300 PM
 Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer AllowanceR1H3Flight Test Engineer4100 PM
10Modified Field Area Allowance Officers6300 PM
 Modified Field Area Allowance JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF3600 PM
11Highly Active Field Area AllowanceR1H2Officers16900 PM
 Highly Active Field Area AllowanceR1H2JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF9700 PM
12Counter Insurgency Allowance in Peace AreaR2H2Officers10500 PM
 Counter Insurgency Allowance in Peace AreaR2H2JCOs/ORs & equiv.6000 PM
13Counter Insurgency Allowance (CI Ops) in Field AreaR1H2Officers16900 PM
 Counter Insurgency Allowance (CI Ops) in Field AreaR1H2JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF9700 PM
14Counter Insurgency Allowance in Modified Field Area Officers13013 PM
 Counter Insurgency Allowance in Modified Field Area JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF7469 PM
15High Altitude Allowance Cat-IR3H2Officers3400 PM
 High Altitude Allowance Cat-IR3H2JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF2700 PM
16High Altitude Allowance Cat-IIR3H1Officers5300 PM
 High Altitude Allowance Cat-IIR3H1JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF4100 PM
17High Altitude Allowance Cat-IIIR1H1Officers25000 PM
 High Altitude Allowance Cat-IIIR1H1JCOs/ORs & equiv. in IAF17300 PM
18Hydrographic Survey Allowance (for non-surveyors)R3H3Non-Survey officers serving onboard ships1200 PM
 Hydrographic Survey Allowance (for non-surveyors)R3H3Non-Survey sailors serving onboard ships1000 PM
19Hydrographic Survey Allowance (except non-surveyors)R3H2Naval Officers3400 PM
 Hydrographic Survey Allowance (except non-surveyors)R3H2Sailors2700 PM
20Para AllowanceR2H2Officers10500 PM
 Para AllowanceR2H2JCOs/ORs & below6000 PM
21Para Reserve Allowance Officers2625 PM
 Para Reserve Allowance JCOs/ORs & below1500 PM
22Para Jump Instructor AllowanceR2H2Officers10500 PM
 Para Jump Instructor AllowanceR2H2JCOs/ORs & below6000 PM
23Siachen AllowanceRH-MAXOfficers42500 PM
 Siachen AllowanceRH-MAXJCOs/ORs & equiv.30000 PM
24Special Forces AllowanceR1H1Officers25000 PM
 Special Forces AllowanceR1H1JCOs/ORs & equiv.17300 PM
25Submarine AllowanceR1H1Naval Officers25000 PM
 Submarine AllowanceR1H1Sailors17300 PM
26Submarine Duty AllowanceR3H1Naval Officers (other than qualified submariners)5300 PM
 Submarine Duty AllowanceR3H1Sailors4100 PM
27Submarine Technical AllowanceR3H3Naval Artificers / Mechanicians4100 PM
28Tough Location Allowance (TLA) to All Defence personnel Level 9 & aboveLevel 8 & below
 TLA-IR3H15300 PM4100 PM
 TLA-IIR3H23400 PM2700 PM
 TLA-IIIR3H31200 PM1000 PM
Defence force revised Rates of Risk and Hardship Allowances or Concessions in 7th CPC

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Defence force revised Rates of Other Allowances or Concessions in 7th CPC:

Rum AllowanceJCOs/ORs and equivalentAreaRate 
Rum AllowanceJCOs/ORsPeace68  pm 
Rum AllowanceJCOs/ORsField Area Below 3000 ft158  pm 
Rum AllowanceJCOs/ORsField Area 3000-4999 ft225 pm 
Rum AllowanceJCOs/ORsField Area 5000-8999 ft248 pm 
Rum AllowanceJCOs/ORsField Area 9000 & above360 pm 
Classification AllowanceHavildar & equivalent & below rankGrpXY
Classification AllowanceHavildar & equivalentCl 4 to 3225 p.m.
Classification AllowanceHavildar & equivalentCl 3 to 2270 om225 p.m.
Classification AllowanceHavildar & equivalentCl 2 to 1270 om225 p.m.
Dip MoneyAll Naval PersonnelDepth fathomsRate Per Minute
(in Rs.)
Applicable to IAF and Army personnel also
Dip MoneyAll Naval PersonnelUp to 202.70 
Dip MoneyAll Naval Personnel20 to 304.05 
Dip MoneyAll Naval Personnel30 to 405.40 
Dip MoneyAll Naval Personnel40 to 508.10 
Dip MoneyAll Naval Personnelso to 6010.80 
Dip MoneyAll Naval Personnel60 to 7515.30 
Dip MoneyAll Naval Personnel75 to 10017.10 
Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA)JCOs / ORs and equivalentAllowanceRate (Rs. p.m.)Washing & Clothing Allowance is subsumed in it.
CPMAJCOs/ORsHair Cuttino Allowance45 
CPMAJCOs/ORsSoap Toilet Allowance45 
CPMAJCOs/ORsTotal90 
Air Worthiness Certificate AllowanceAviation trade PBORs 338 p.m. With Service of two to Ten Years
Air Worthiness Certificate AllowanceAviation trade PBORs 675 p.m. With Service of more than Ten Years
Dress AllowanceOfficers20,000 p.a.  
Dress AllowanceMNS Officers15,000 p.a.  
Dress AllowancePBORs10,000 p.a.  
Extra Work Allowance 2% of Basic Pay  
Post Graduate AllowanceOfficersPost Graduate Degree Holders2250 PM 
Post Graduate AllowanceOfficersPost Graduate Diploma Holders1350 PM 
Qualification AllowanceCategory ‘ A’ (ATC/FC)3600 p.m.  
Qualification AllowanceCateaorv ‘B’ (ATC/FC)2700 p.m.  
Qualification AllowanceMaster Aviation Instructor1125 p.m.  
Qualification AllowanceSenior Aviation Instructor Class-I900 p.m.  
Qualification AllowanceSenior Aviation Instructor -Class-II630 p.m.  
Qualification AllowanceAviators holding Master Green Card900 p.m.  
Qualification AllowanceAviators holding Green Card630 p.m.  
Language AllowanceOfficers/ JCOs/ORs and equivalentcategoryLanguage Allowance (PM) 
Language AllowanceOfficers/ JCOs/ORsI2025 p.m. 
Language AllowanceOfficers/ JCOs/ORsII1689 p.m. 
Language AllowanceOfficers/ JCOs/ORsIII1350 p.m. 
Good Service / Good Conduct / Badge AllowanceJCOs/ORs and equivalent ArmyNavy &IAF
DOJCOs/ORsFirst Badge144180
DOJCOs/ORsSecond Badge288360
DOJCOs/ORsThird Badge432540
Funeral Expense (erstwhile Funeral Allowance)Officers/JCOs/ ORs and equivalent9000  
Aeronautical AllowanceAircraft technicians of all 3 Services450 p.m.  
Deputation (Duty) AllowanceOfficers/JCOs/ ORs and equivalentDefence forces personnel be given an option to draw:either (a) 50% of to civilians officers along with service concessions or 
Deputation (Duty) AllowanceOfficers/ JCOs/ORs (b) draw 100%but forego the service concessions subject to following ceiling:-(i) Rs.4,500 p.m. for deputation within the same station. and (ii) Rs.9,000 p.m. involving change of station.
Diving AllowanceAll Naval PersonnelClearance/Dee Divinq Officers1800
Diving AllowanceAll Naval PersonnelShips Diving Officer900 
Diving AllowanceAll Naval PersonnelClearance Diver Class I1350 
Diving AllowanceAll Naval PersonnelClearance Diver Class II1170 
Diving AllowanceAll Naval PersonnelClearance Diver Class III990 
Diving AllowanceAll Naval PersonnelShips Diver900 
Diving Attendant AllowanceAll Naval Personnel1/5th to Dip Money  
Hard Area AllowanceOfficers/ JCOs/ORs and equivalent20% of Basic Pay  
Island  Special  Duty AllowanceOfficers/ JCOs/ORs and equivalentAreaRate as % of Basic
Pay
ISDA to be rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
Island  Special  Duty AllowanceOfficers/ JCOs/ORsAreas  around the Capital Towns    (Port Blair, Kavaratti & Agatti)10% 
Island  Special  Duty AllowanceOfficers / JCOs / ORsDifficult Areas -Entire Lakshadweep Except Kavaratti, Agatti & Minicoy16%Difficult Areas-North & Middle Andaman, South Andaman Excluding Port Blair.
Island  Special  Duty AllowanceOfficers/ JCOs/ORsMore  Difficult Areas – Little Andaman, Nicobar group of Islands, 20%Narcondum Islands, East Islands and Minicoy
Language AwardOfficers/ JCOs/ORs and equivalentAward for passing Diploma Part-II Exam with 65% & above marks
Language AwardOfficers/ JCOs/ORsCatSponsored CandidateNon- Sponsored Candidate
Language AwardOfficers/ JCOs/ORsI675010125
Language AwardOfficers/ JCOs/ORsII47256750
Language AwardOfficers/ JCOs/ORsIII33754725
Language AwardOfficers/ JCOs/ORs   
Language AwardOfficers/ JCOs/ORsAward for Passing Interpretership Exam  with 70% & above
Language AwardOfficers/ JCOs/ORs categorySponsored candidateNon- Sponsored candidate
Language AwardOfficers/ JCOs/ORsI1350020250
Language AwardOfficers/ JCOs/ORsII1012513500
Language AwardOfficers/ JCOs/ORsIII675010125
Reward for Meritorious ServiceAnnuity for JCOs & equivalent900 p.a.  
Reward for Meritorious ServiceGratuity for Long Service & Good Conduct Medal900 (One Time)  
Specialist AllowanceSpecialist Medical OfficersGraded soecialist3600 pm 
Specialist AllowanceSpecialist Medical OfficersClassified specialist4500 pm 
Specialist AllowanceSpecialist Medical OfficersConsultant/ Advisor / Professor5400 pm 
Technical AllowanceTechnical OfficersTier I3600 pmExisting system of TA up to 31.03.2018. 
Technical AllowanceTechnical OfficersTier II4500 pmTA (Tier-II ) to continue beyond 31.03.2018 only after review of courses.
Unit & Charge Certificate AllowanceArtificers and Mechanicians Unit CertificateCharge Certificate
Unit & Charge AllowanceArtificers and Mechanicianslower Rate338675
Unit & Charge AllowanceArtificers and MechaniciansHigher Rate6751013
Unit & Charge AllowanceArtificers and MechaniciansSpecial Rate1215
Children Education AllowanceAll2250 p.m. per child  
Special allowance for children for women with disabilitiesAll3000 p.m. per child  
Educational Concession to  the children of missing / disabled / killed in actionTuition feeFull reimbursement  
DOHostel chargesFull reimbursement  
DOBooks, stationary2000 p.a  
DOUniform2000 p.a  
DOClothing700 p.a  
Ration Money Allowance Officers  In peace areas in lieu of ration in kind
Territorial Army Allowance Officers2000 p.a Subsumes Camp Allowance, TA Bounty
TAAJCOs1500 p.a  
TAAOrs1000 p.a  
Non  Practicing Allowance (NPA)Officers of DGAFMS20% of Basic Pay  
House Rent AllowanceAll24% , 16% and 8%  For Class X, Y, Z cities / towns
Transport AllowanceLevel 9 and above7200 + DA  
Transport AllowanceLevel 1-83600 + DA  
Defence force revised Rates of Other Allowances or Concessions in 7th CPC:
DA, DR hike of all states and UTs of IndiaDA hike of Central Govt. Employees of 7th cpc, 6th cpc, 5th cpc
DA, DR hike of Indian Army, Navy and Air ForceDR hike of Central Govt. Pensioners and Family Pensioners
DA hike of Bank EmployeesDR hike of Bank Pensioners or Bank Retirees of all types
IDA hike for CPSE or PSU employees of 3rd prc, 2nd prc, 1997 pay scaleAICPI-IW of current month – To calculate DA, DR

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