7th Pay Commission Recommendations Field Area Allowance Related to Risk and Hardship
Field Area Allowance: ( Retained. Rationalized)
Partially or Semi DA-indexed–Allowances that are in the nature of fixed amounts, but the amount increases by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent, e.g. Field Area Allowance, Siachen 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:
(₹ Per month)
|Post||Highly Active Field Areas||Field Areas||Modified Field Areas|
|Lt.Col & above & Equ.||12600||7800||3000|
|Maj. & Equ.||11640||7200||2790|
|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|