Payment of Dress Allowance to the Armed Forces personnel joining service after 1st July of a year – MoD Order Dated 24.5.2023
Grant of Dress Allowance @ Rs.20,000/- per annum for Officers, Rs.15,000/- per annum for MNS Officers and Rs.10,000/- per annum for JCOs/OR to be credited to the salary of the employee directly once in a year in the month of July.
Ministry of Defence
Department of Military Affairs
New Delhi, dated 24th May, 2023
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
Subject: Regulation of payment of Dress Allowance to the Armed Forces personnel joining service after 1st July of a year – regarding.
1. In continuation of this Ministry’s letter no. 1(4)/2019-D (Pay/Services) dated 01.09.2022 on he above subject, the Govt has decided that the rate of Dress allowance in respect of Armed Forces personnel joining service after 1st July of a year, shall be as follows:
(a) Rate of Dress allowance:
|S.No.||Category of AFP||Rate per annum (in Rs.)|
(b) The amount of Dress Allowance shall be credited to Armed Forces personnel’s account directly in the month of July. The disbursement of the payment of Dress Allowance has been explained below with an example:
For Officers/ MNS Officers commissioned or JCOs/ OR reporting to unit post training during the month of December, 2023
|S.No||Officer / JCOs & OR||Proportionate Payment from December, 2023 to June, 2024 (i.e. for 7 months) *|
|1||Officers||₹20,000 / 12 * 7 = ₹11,667|
|2||MNS Officers||₹15,000 /12 * 7 = ₹8,750|
|3||JCOs/ OR||₹10,000 /12 * 7 = ₹5,834|
|4||Payment from July 2024 onwards every year||As per the normal rules for Dress Allowance for Defence personnel.|
* Formula for proportionate payment of Dress Allowance is:-
(Amount/12) x No. of months (Date of commission in case of Officer/ MNS Officers Or from date of reporting to Units in case of JCOs/OR till month of June of the following year)
2. These orders shall be effective from date of issue of this letter.
3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their 1.D. No. 110/ AG/ PD/ 2023 dated 22/05/2023 of RF No. 2(7)/2017-AG/PD.