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NDA Salary Structure

NDA Salary

NDA Salary, benefits, and allowances are among the things that attract thousands of candidates each year. The NDA examination is administered twice yearly by the Union Public Service Commission to choose qualified male and female applicants for the Indian Army, Navy, Airforce, and Naval Academy. Candidates should be aware of the details on the NDA Salary per month as per the 7th Pay Commission, job profile, increments, allowances, and other benefits before taking the exam.

Stipends, Grade Pay, Allowances, Promotion Avenues, and Retirement Benefits at National Defense Academy will be covered in this post (NDA). For your rapid understanding, all information regarding the NDA compensation structure and position has been compiled and provided below.

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NDA Job Profile

The National Defense Academy, an inter-service institution, provides preliminary academic and physical training to candidates for a period of three years once they have been selected after passing the NDA exam. All three cadet wings—Air Force, Army, and Navy—share the same training throughout the first two and a half years. Following their training, the cadets will receive the following degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi:

  • Armed Forces Cadets: B.Sc/B.Sc (Computer)/B.A.
  • Naval Cadets: B. Tech Degree
  • Air Force Cadets: B. Tech Degree/B.Sc/B.Sc (Computer)

NDA Officer Salary 2022: After Training

NDA Officer Salary: Naval Cadets

  • Naval Cadets are recruited for the Navy’s Executive Branch after graduating from the National Defense Academy. They will receive additional training at the Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala for a complete year before being promoted to the rank of Sub Lieutenant.
  • Selected applicants for the Naval Academy under the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme will be enrolled in a four-year B.Tech programme as Cadets in accordance with Naval requirements. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will confer a B. Tech degree upon course completion.

NDA Officer Salary: Air Force Cadets

  • Flying training for Air Force Cadets will be for a period of 1½ years. At the conclusion of a year, they will also get a provisional commission at the rank of Flying Officer. They will be inducted as permanent commissioned officers after six months on a one-year probationary basis.
  • For a period of one year, Air Force Ground Duties Branch Cadets will undergo stream-based specialist training. At the conclusion of a year, they will also get a provisional commission at the rank of Flying Officer. They will then be inducted as permanent commissioned officers after a year of probation.

Army Officers & Equivalent Ranks in Air Force & Navy

Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training: Rs. 56,100/-p.m.* stipend given to male and female Cadets throughout the duration of their training in Service academies, i.e., during their time in IMA.

Note: *The pay in the pay matrix of the officer commissioned shall be fixed in the first cell of Level 10 on such successful commissioning. The training period shall not be treated as commissioned service, and cadets shall be paid any arrears on account of admissible allowances, as applicable, for the training period.

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 flying allowance for Army Aviators (Pilots) working for the Army Aviation Corps is Rs 25,000 per month.

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: According to their posting area, officers also get the Field Area Allowance. As follows:

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

NDA Allowances For High Altitude

Candidates who are selected for Siachen postings receive a Siachen Allowance of Rs 42,500 per month. The following allowances will be given to officers stationed to high-altitude areas like Siachen:-
Category-I Rs 3400/- Per Month
Category-II Rs 5,300/- Per Month
Category-III Rs 25,000/- Per Month

NDA Allowance for Transport (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

Only the two eldest children who survive receive the monthly allowance of Rs. 2250 each. CEA is permitted from Nursery to 12th Class.

Hostel Subsidy

Cadets receive a hotel subsidy of Rs. 6,750 per month for each of their two eldest children who survive. Up to the 12th grade, students are eligible for the hostel subsidy.

NDA Salary 2022: In Case of Disablement

  • Ex-gratia compensation of Rs. 9,000 per month.
  • A prorated reduction will apply if the degree of disablement is less than 100%, but an ex-gratia disability award at the rate of Rs. 16200 per month will also be paid in addition for 100% of disability during the time of disablement.
  • For individuals who are completely disabled, the Invaliding Medical Board may suggest Constant Attendant Allowance (CCA) at a monthly rate of Rs. 6750.

NDA Salary 2022: In Case of Death

  • 12.5 lakh rupees in ex-gratia payments to the NoK.
  • The NoK will get an ex-gratia payment of Rs. 9000 monthly.
  • Ex-gratia rewards to Cadets (Direct) and NoK must be sanctioned solely on an ex-gratia basis; they cannot be used as a substitute for pension for any purpose.

NDA Promotion Opportunities

In order to understand about the NDA promotions offered to officers in the Air Force, Army, and Navy depending on their performance and years of service, aspirants who want to serve the country can check through the list.
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 FAQs

Q. What is the salary after NDA?

Ans. The NDA Officer Salary at the Lieutenant rank (i.e after completing training) is between INR 56,100 and 1,77,500.

Q. Do NDA students get paid?

Ans. Yes, NDA students get a stipend every month during the training period.

Q. What is the highest post in NDA?

Ans. The Chief of Army Staff, or Level 18, receives the highest pay (Rs. 2,50,000).

Q. What is the salary of IAS and NDA?

Ans. The NDA Cadets receive a fixed stipend of INR 56,100 per month during the training duration. An IAS Officer may earn between Rs. 56,100 and Rs. 2,50,000 annually as salary.

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