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NDA Salary

NDA Salary 2021: As we all know the Official Notification for NDA II 2021 Exam was released on 9 June 2021. With the release of the NDA Official Notification, the pattern, dates, syllabus, etc. has been released. In this article, you will read about the Salary Structure, Promotion Policy, and Training Stipend.

NDA Job Profile

After the candidate get selected through clearing the NDA exam, the candidates are given preliminary training both Academic and Physical for a period of 3 years at the National Defence Academy which is an Inter-Service Institution.

The training during the first two and half years is common to the cadets of three wings i.e. Air Force, Army and Navy. After the completion of the training, all the cadets will be awarded degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi as under:-

(a) Army Cadets: B.Sc/ B.Sc (Computer)/ B.A

(b) Naval Cadets: B. Tech Degree

(c) Air Force Cadets: B. Tech Degree/ B.Sc/B.Sc (Computer)

NDA Officer Salary 2021: After Training

NDA Officer Salary for Naval Cadets

(a) After passing out from the National Defence Academy, Naval Cadets are selected for the Executive Branch of the Navy. They will be given further training for one year at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala after which they will be promoted to the rank of Sub Lieutenants.

(b) Selected candidates for the Naval Academy under (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) will be inducted as Cadets for four year B.Tech course as per Naval requirements. On completion of the course, B. Tech Degree will be awarded by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

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NDA Officer Salary for Air Force Cadet

(a) Air Force Cadets will receive flying training for a period of 1½ years. They will also be given a provisional commission at the rank of Flying Officer at the end of 1 year. After six months, they will be inducted as permanent commissioned officers on a probation basis for one year.

(b) Air Force Ground Duties Branch Cadets will receive stream-wise specialist training for a period of one year. They will also be given a provisional commission at the rank of Flying Officer at the end of 1 year. Subsequently, they will be inducted as permanent commissioned officers on a probation basis for one year.

Army Officers and Equivalent Ranks in Air Force and Navy

Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training:-

Stipend to Gentleman Cadets during the entire duration of training in Service Academies i.e. during period at IMA. Rs. 56,100/- p.m. (Starting Pay in Level 10)

NDA Salary: Pay Scale and Allowances

NDA Rank NDA Salary
Lieutenant to Major Lt: Level 10 (Rs. 56,100- Rs. 1,77,500)
Captain: Level 10 B (61,300-1,93,900)
Major: Level 11 (69,400-2,07,200)
Lieutenant Colonel to Major General Lt Col: Level 12A (1,21,200 2,12,400)
Col: Level 13 (1,30,600-2,15,900)
Brig: Level 13A (Rs. 1,39,600-2,17,600)
Major General – Level 14 (1,44,200-2,18,200)
Lieutenant General HAG Scale Level 15 (Rs. 1, 82, 200- Rs. 2,24,100)
HAG+ Scale Level 16 (Rs. 2,05,400 – Rs. 2,24,400)
Vice Chief of Army Staff/Army Commander/ Lieutenant General (NFSG) Level 17 (Rs. 2,25,000) (fixed)
Chief of Army Staff Level 18 (Rs. 2,50,000) (fixed)
Flying Allowance: The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to flying allowance at Rs 25,000/- p.m.

NDA Salary: Other allowance

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

Field Area Allowances: Officers also get the Field Area Allowance depending on the area of posting. These are:-

Highly Active Field Area Allowance – HAFA Rs 16,900/- pm
Field Area Allowance – FD Area Rs 10,500/- pm
Modified Field Area Allowance – Mod FD Area Rs 6,300/- pm

High Altitude Allowances

Candidates who will be posted in Siachen are given Siachen Allowance amounting to Rs 42,500/- per month. Officers who are posted to high altitude regions like Siachen will get the following allowances –
Category-I Rs 3,400/- Per Month
Category-II Rs 5,300/- Per Month
Category-III Rs 25,000/- Per Month

Transport Allowance (TPTA)

Level Higher TPTA Cities Other Places
9 and Above Rs. 7200/ Rs + DA thereon (Per month) Rs. 3600/Rs + DA thereon (Per month)

Children Education Allowance

It is given Rs. 2250/- per month per child for two eldest surviving only. CEA is admissible from Nursery to 12th Class.

Hostel Subsidy

Hotel Subsidy is given to cadets Rs. 6,750/- per month per child for two eldest surviving only. Hostel Subsidy is admissible from Nursery to 12th Class.

NDA Salary: IN Case of Disablement

(i) Monthly Ex-gratia amount of Rs. 9,000/- per month.
(ii)Ex-gratia disability award @ Rs. 16200/- per month will also be payable in addition for 100% of disability during the period of disablement subject to prorate reduction in case the degree of disablement is less than 100%.
(iii) Constant Attendant Allowance (CCA) @ Rs 6750/- per month for 100% disable on the recommendation of Invaliding Medical Board (IBM)

NDA Salary 2021: IN Case of Death

(i) Ex-gratia amount of Rs. 12.5 lakhs to the NoK.
(ii) The Ex-gratia amount of Rs. 9000/- per month to the NoK.
(iii) The Ex-gratia awards to Cadets (Direct) / NoK, shall be sanctioned purely on the ex-gratia basis and the same shall not be treated as pension for any purpose.

NDA Promotion Opportunities

Aspirants who want to serve the country can go through the list to know the NDA promotions given to Officers in the Air Force, Army, and Navy based on their performance and years of service.
Minimum Service Required for Promotion Indian Army Indian Navy Indian Air Force
On being Commissioned Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Flying Officer
After 2 years of service Captain Lieutenant Flight Lieutenant
After 6 years of service Major Lt Commander Squadron Leader
13 years of service Lieutenant Colonel Commander Wing Commander
On Selection Colonel(Selection) Captain (Selection) Group Captain (Selection)
26 years of service Colonel (Time Scale) Captain (Time Scale) Group Captain (Time Scale)
On Selection Brigadier Commodore Air Commodore
On Selection Major General Rear Admiral Air Vice-Marshal
On Selection Lieutenant General Vice Admiral Air Marshal
On Selection General Admiral Air Chief Marshal

NDA Salary: Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is the NDA officer salary?
A. The NDA Officer Salary ranges between INR 56,100 – 1,77,500 at the Lieutenant level (i.e after completing training).
Q2. What is the NDA training period salary?
A. During the training period, the NDA Cadets are given a fixed stipend of INR 56,100 per month.
Q3. What is NDA Air Force salary?
A. The NDA Air Force Salary ranges between INR 56,100 – 1,77,500 at the Lieutenant level (i.e. after completing training).
Q4. What is the highest salary in NDA?
A. The highest salary is at the level of Chief of Army Staff i.e. at Level 18 (Rs. 2,50,000).

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