Revised rates of Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) to Armed Forces Medical Services
Revision of rates of Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) to the officers of Armed Forces Medical Services consequent on acceptance of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission.
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi dated the 28th September, 2017
The Chief of the Army Staff,
The Chief of the Naval Staff,
The Chief of the Air Staff,
Subject: Revision of rates of Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) to the officers of Armed Forces Medical Services consequent on acceptance of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission.
I am directed to refer to Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance’s Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July, 2017 and OM No 12-2/2016-EIII.A dated 7th July, 2017 and to convey the sanction of the President of India for the grant of Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) to the officers of Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services which shall now be paid at the rate of 20% of the basic pay in the revised pay structure in vogue based on the recommendations of 7th CPC, subject to the condition that the sum of the basic pay, Military Service Pay(MSP) and NPA does not exceed Rs.2,37,500 (Rupees two Lakh thirty seven thousand and five hundred only). The following conditions shall regulate the grant of NPA under these orders:
(i) The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure shall mean “basic pay” in Army/Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/Regulations, 2017, i.e., “basic pay” in revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix.
(ii) The NPA shall continue to be treated as pay for the purpose of computation of Dearness Allowances, pension and other allowances, except those allowance in respect of which the applicable orders provide otherwise, including calculation of retirement benefits. Dearness Allowance under these orders shall mean dearness allowance as sanctioned by the Central Government from time to time in the 7th Pay Commission – related pay structure.
(iii) As per provision in relevant Rules of Army/Navy/Air Force Officers Pay Rules/Regulation,2017, NPA shall not be calculated on MSP.
(iv) NPA shall continue to be restricted to those medical posts for which medical qualifications recognized under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 or under the Dentist Act, 1948 have been prescribed as an essential qualification. The following conditions shall also be fulfilled as hitherto:
(a) The post is a clinical one.
(b) The Post is a whole time post.
(c) There is ample scope for private practice, and
(d) It is necessary to prohibit private practice in public interest.”
2. The revised rates of NPA in terms of these orders shall take effect from 1st July,2017.
3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide UO No.3(01)/2017/AG/289-PA dated 19.09.2017.
Under Secretary to the Government Of India