NDA Salary

NDA Officer salary rank and promotion
NDA Officer salary rank and promotion

There are lots of candidates who are eager to know about the salary of NDA Officers. The term NDA is known as National Defence Academy. The NDA is the joint services academy of the Indian Armed Force. From NDA the candidates can go in Army, Air Force and Navy. The NDA is located in Khadakwasla Pune, Maharashtra. It is the first tri-service academy in the world and India is the number 3 country in terms of Defence. Let’s move on to read in more detail.

What’s the Rank wise salary of NDA?

There are lots of candidates who are aiming to qualify for the NDA exam after 12th. That’s why many of them start preparing before that as the qualifying age is 19-20(decided according to NDA). Many of them surely looking to find “What’s the Rank Wise salary of NDA ?” After finishing training, NDA Candidates are posted according to there qualification as the get posted as Lieutenant as salary is between INR 56,100/- to INR 1,77, 500/- and the highest post is COAS and NDA COAS salary is INR 02,50,000/- Fixed. Below table will give you brief view on salary of NDA according to there Rank –

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

Salary of NDA Officers after Training

Through NDA there are lots of Aspirants who wish to join the Army, Navy, or Indian Air Force, besides fulfilling their dream to serve the nation. Apart from that there are lots of candidates who wants to know in detail about NDA salary in training also. The table below will give you detailed view of NDA salary while training to different level.

NDA Stipend 

Stipend for Cadet Training of Army Officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy:

Training Stipend – NDAStipend Amount
Stipend to Gentlemen Cadets during the entire duration of training in Service Academies i.e. during the training period at IMA.Rs 56,100/ per month (Starting pay in Level 10)

After completing the training, the salary of NDA candidates in the Pay matrix of the officer commissioned will be fixed in the first Cell of Level 10. You should know that training period in NDA is not treated as as commissioned service and arrears on account of admissible allowances (as applicable) is paid to the cadets for the training period. 

Allowances of NDA Officers

Apart from the impressive salary of NDA officers, they are also admissible to get allowances and perks based on their field and nature of work and area of posting. The below are the NDA allowances and perks avail by candidates on joining Indian Navy, Army & Airforce after completing successful training.

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

Based upon rank and area of posting, NDA officer 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

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

Transport Allowance (TPTA)

LevelHigher TPTA CitiesOther Places
9 and AboveRs. 7200/ Rs + DA thereon (Per month)Rs. 3600/Rs + DA thereon (Per month)

Other benefits and perks of NDA Officers

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 – 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. 

NDA Salary- Insurance Policies for Officers

  • At IMA, at the time of regular payment, the Gentlemen cadets are provided insurance cover of Rs 75000 with a monthly contribution of Rs 5,000 (with impact from October 1 2016, as per maint AGI theme because the application to regular officers).
  • A obligatory causative cluster theme, Army insurance Fund provides an insurance protect Rs. 15000 rupees on payment of 1 time non-refundable premium of Rs 6,400 for three years. This has got to be paid from the date of change of integrity NDA till completion of coaching.
  • In the case of relegation, an extra premium of Rs 1,160 per relegated term are paid directly on prevalence.
  • For those that are invalided out from NDA by IMB on account of incapacity and not entitled to any pension are provided Rs 7.5 lakhs for 100 per cent incapacity. This can be reduced to Rs 1.5 lakhs for 20 % of incapacity.
  • Those who are nullified out from IMA by IMB on account of incapacity and not entitled to any pension are provided Rs 25 Lakhs for 100% incapacity. this can be reduced to Rs 5 lakhs for 20% the incapacity.
Final Words –

Job in National Defence Academy is seen as the most proudable and safest among candidates. Lakhs of candidates every year appear for NDA exams. The NDA Officer gets the attractive earning with lot of allowances and benefits that makes it perfect for anyone. If you are particularly preparing for Indian Air Force, you must be willing to know about AFCAT Salary. Here in this post we have discuss the detailed information about NDA salary, job profile, allowances, benefits and perks. If there is any question coming in your mind you can ask in our comment section mentioned below. Stay tuned with us for more detailed Info.


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