Payment of Dress Allowance to Armed Forces personnel

Regulation of payment of Dress Allowance to the Armed Forces personnel joining service after 1st July of a year

1(4)/2019/D(Pay/Services)
Ministry of Defence
Department of Military Affairs
D(Pay/Services)

New Delhi, dated 24th May, 2023

To

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 AFPRate per annum (in Rs.)
1Officers20,000/-
2MNS Officers15,000/-
3JCOs/OR10,000/-

(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 & ORProportionate Payment from December, 2023 to June, 2024 (i.e. for 7 months) *
1Officers₹20,000/- * 7 = ₹11,667/- 12
2MNS Officers₹15,000/- * 7 = ₹8,750/- 12
3JCOs/ OR₹10,000/- * 7 = ₹5,834/- 12
4Payment from July 2024 onwards every yearAs 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)

  1. These orders shall be effective from date of issue of this letter.
  2. 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.

Yours faithfully,

(T Johnson)
Gp Capt
Director (Pay/Services)

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