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NDA Salary Rank-Wise

NDA Salary Rank-Wise: The rank-wise salary of NDA Army officers and equivalent ranks in the Air Force and Navy are as follows:

NDA Salary – Army, Navy, Air Force
NDA Posts or RanksSalary of NDA Officer (Per Month)
Stipend during the training of the candidates in IMAINR 56,100/
LieutenantINR 56,100/- to INR 1,77, 500/- 
CaptainINR 61,300/- to 01,93,900/- 
MajorINR 69,400/- to 02,07,200/-
Lieutenant ColonelINR 01,21,200/- to 02,12,400/-
ColonelINR 01,30,600/- to 02,15,900/- 
BrigadierINR 01,39,600/- to 02,17,600/-
Major GeneralINR 01,44,200/- to 02,18,200/- 
Lt. General HAG ScaleINR 01,82,200/- to 02,24,100/- 
HAG+ ScaleINR 02,05,400/- To  02,24,400/-
VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ Lt Gen (NFSG)INR 02,25,000/- Fixed
COASINR 02,50,000/- Fixed
NDA Salary Rank-Wise

Note – There is a fixed Military Service Pay – MSP given to the officers which are as follows – 

NDA Officers Military Service PayAmount
MSP to the officers from the rank of Lieutenant to BrigadierRs 15,500/ per month fixed
NDA Salary Rank-Wise

Aspirants applying for various government exams can check the linked article for post-wise salary structure for examination.

NDA Salary Rank-Wise
NDA Salary Rank-Wise

NDA Salary – Allowances & Perks

Apart from the salary of NDA officers, various allowances and perks are also accredited to them based on their field and nature of work and area of posting. Highlighted below are the NDA allowances and perks availed by candidates on joining Indian Navy, Army and the Airforce.  

NDA Allowances to the Cadets
Allowances to NDA OfficersAmount Payable
Dearness AllowanceAdmissible at the same rates and under the same conditions as are applicable to the civilian personnel from time to time.
Kit Maintenance AllowancesINR 20,000/- Annually with Dress Allowances
Para AllowanceRs 10,500/- Per Month
Special Forces AllowanceRs 25,000/- Per Month
Para Jump Instructor AllowanceRs 10,500/- Per Month
Project AllowanceRs 3,400/- Per Month
Para Reserve AllowanceRs 2,625/- Per Month
Technical Allowance (Tier-I)Rs 3,000/- Per Month
Technical Allowance (Tier-II)Rs 4,500/- Per Month
NDA Salary Rank-Wise

Based upon rank and area of posting, NDA officers posted to field areas are eligible for the following allowances – 

 Field Area Allowances

Field Area Allowance to NDAAmount Payable
Highly Active Field Area Allowance – HAFARs 16,900/- pm
Field Area Allowance – FD AreaRs 10,500/- pm
Modified Field Area Allowance – Mod FD AreaRs 6,300/- pm
NDA Salary Rank-Wise

High Altitude Allowances

Candidates posted to Siachen are entitled to Siachen Allowance of Rs 42,500/- per month. Similarly, NDA officers posted to high altitude region are benefited with the following allowances –

Levels of NDA OfficersAllowance amount
Category-IRs 3,400/- Per Month
Category-IIRs 5,300/- Per Month
Category-IIIRs 25,000/- Per Month
NDA Salary Rank-Wise

Transport Allowance (TPTA)

LevelHigher TPTA CitiesOther Places
9 and AboveRs. 7200/ Rs + DA thereon (Per month)Rs. 3600/Rs + DA thereon (Per month)
NDA Salary Rank-Wise

NDA Allowance – Important Pointers

  • Higher TPTA Cities (UA) are Patna, Lucknow, Kolkata, Delhi, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Surat, Kochi, Bengaluru, Kozhikode, Indore, Nagpur, Pune, Greater Mumbai, Jaipur, Coimbatore, Ghaziabad, Chennai.
  • The TPTA allowance is admissible to those service personnel of NDA who have been provided with the facility of Government transport.
  • Officers of NDA in Pay Level 14 and above, who are entitled to use an official car, have the option to avail official car facility or to draw the TPTA of Rs 15,750/ +Dearness Allowance thereon.
  • The allowance is admissible for the calendar months wholly covered by leave.
  • The physically disabled service personnel will continue to be paid at a double rate, subject to a minimum of Rs 2,250/ + Dearness Allowances. 

Aspirants can go through the NDA examination-related information on the following links:

  • NDA Notification
  • NDA Result

Flying Allowances

The Pilots or Army Aviators serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to a flying allowance (R1H1 of Risk and Hardship Matrix) at a rate of Rs 25,000/ per month.

NDA – Other Allowances

Apart from the NDA Salary, Dearness Allowances, Travel Allowances, Flying allowances etc. the officers working on the Indian Security forces are entitled to a few other allowances as well. They are – 

NDA Salary – Special AllowancesAmounts
Children Education Allowance – CEARs. 2250 Per Month Per Child for two eldest surviving. This allowance is admissible from Nursery to class 12th. 
Hostel SubsidyRs. 6,750/- per month per child for two eldest surviving only (admissible from Nursery to class 12th).
Ration in Kind In Field Area and Peace Area to all Defense officers every month
NDA Salary Rank-Wise

NDA – Monetary Benefits in Case of Mishap

In case any candidate in National Defense Academy or Naval Academy faces any unfortunate accident, then these are the applicable benefits in such a situation. 

Compensation for Disability

  1. Monthly Ex-gratia amount of Rs 9,000 per month.
  2. Ex-gratia disability award of Rs 16,200 per month is paid in case of 100% disability.
  3. No disability award shall be payable in cases where the degree of disablement is less than 20%.
  4. Constant Attendant Allowance – CCA of Rs 6, 750/ per month for 100% disabled on the recommendation of Invaliding Medical Board (IBM).

Compensation in case of Death

  1. Ex- gratia amount of INR 12.50 Lacs will be paid to the NoK.
  2. Ex- gratia amount of INR 9,000/- Per month will be paid to the NoK.
  3. The Ex-gratia awards to Cadets (Direct)/NoK, will be sanctioned purely on ex-gratia basis and the same should not be treated as pension for any purpose.

NDA Salary- Insurance Policies for Officers

  1. At IMA, at the time of stipend, the Gentlemen cadets are provided insurance cover of Rs 75 lakh with a monthly contribution of Rs 5,000 (with effect from October 1, 2016, as per maint AGI scheme as the application to regular officers).
  2. A compulsory contributory group scheme, Army Group Insurance Fund provides an insurance cover for 15 Lakh rupees on payment of one time non-refundable premium of Rs 6,400 for 3 years. This has to be paid from the date of joining NDA until completion of training.
  3. In the case of relegation, an additional premium of Rs 1,160 per relegated term will be paid immediately on occurrence.
  4. For those who are invalided out from NDA by IMB on account of disability and not entitled to any pension will be provided Rs 7.5 lakhs for 100 per cent disability. This will be reduced to Rs 1.5 lakhs for 20 % disability.
  5. Those who are invalidated out from IMA by IMB on account of disability and not entitled to any pension will be provided Rs 25 Lakhs for 100 % disability. This will be reduced to Rs 5 lakhs for 20 % disability.

For less than 20% disability (in point 4 and 5), only an Ex-Gratia amount of Rs 50,000 for the initial year of training and Rs 1 lakh during the last year of training will be paid.