Risk and Hardship Allowances & Concessions to Officers, JCOs and ORs of Armed Forces
REVISED RATES OF RISK AND HARDSHIP ALLOWANCES/CONCESSIONS IN RESPECT OF OFFICERS/JCOs/ORs OF THE ARMY AND EQUIVALENT RANKS OF NAVY & AIR FORCE AS APPROVED BY
Allowance  To whom granted  Existing Rates (In ₹)  
Boiler Watch keeping Allowance  Sailors  3000 PM  
Counter Insurgency Allowance in Peace Area  Lt Col & above & enquiv  7800 PM  
Major & equiv  7200 PM  
Captain & equiv  6600 PM  
Lt & equiv  6300 PM  
JCO & equiv in IAF  5400 PM  
Hav & equiv in IAF  3600 PM  
Nk/Sep & equiv in IAF  3000 PM  
Counter Insurgency Allowance (Cl Ops) in Field Area  Lt Col & above & equiv  11700 PM  
Major & equiv  10800 PM  
Captain & equiv  9900 PM  
Lt & equiv  9450 PM  
JCO & equiv in IAF  8100 PM  
Hav & equiv in IAF  5400 PM  
Counter Insurgency Allowance in Modified Field Area  Lt Col & above & equiv  9000 PM  
Major & equiv  8310 PM  
Captain & equiv  7620 PM  
Lt & equiv  7260 PM  
JCO & equiv in IAF  6240 PM  
Hav & equiv in IAF  4140 PM  
Nk/Sep & equiv in IAF  3450 PM  
Field Area Allowance  Lt Col & above & equiv  7800 PM  
Major & equiv  7200 PM  
Captain & equiv  6600 PM  
Lt & equiv  6300 PM  
JCO & equiv in IAF  5400 PM  
Hav & equiv in IAF  3600 PM  
Nk/Sep & equiv in IAF  3000 PM  
Flying Allowance  Fg Offr and equivalent  13500 PM  
Fit Lt and equivalent  16500 PM  
Sqn Ldr to GP Capt and equivalent  21000 PM  
Air Cmde & above and equivalent  15750 PM  
JWO & above and equiv.  12600 PM  
Sgt and below and equiv  10500 PM  
Free Fall Jump Instructor Allowance  Officers  3000 PM  
JCOs & below  1800 PM  
Hard Lying Money  Full  Half  
Naval officers  600 PM  300 PM  
Sailors  420 PM  210 PM  
High Altitude Allowance CatI  Lt Col & above & equiv  3180 PM  
Major & equiv  2790 PM  
Captain & equiv  1980 PM  
Lt & equiv  1590 PM  
JCO & equiv in IAF  1440 PM  
Hav & equiv in IAF  1110 PM  
Nk/Sep & equiv in IAF  810 PM  
High Altitude Allowance CatII  Lt Col & above & equiv  4800 PM  
Major & equiv  4200 PM  
Captain & equiv  3000 PM  
Lt & equiv  2400 PM  
JCO & equiv in IAF  2160 PM  
Hav & equiv in IAF  1680 PM  
Nk/Sep & equiv in IAF  1200 PM  
High Altitude Allowance CatIII  Officers  16800 PM  
JCOs/ORs & equiv in IAF  11200 PM  
Highly Active Field Area Allowance  Lt Col & above & equiv  12600 PM  
Major & equiv  11640 PM  
Captain & equiv  10650 PM  
Lt & equiv  10170 PM  
JCO & equiv in IAF  8730 PM  
Hav & equiv in IAF  5820 PM  
Nk/Sep & equiv in IAF  4860 PM  
Hydrographic Survey Allowance (for nonsurveyors)  NonSurveyor officers serving onboard ships  600 PM  
NonSurvey Sailors serving onboard ships  150 PM  
Hydrographic Survey Allowance (except nonsurveyors)  Naval Officers  
Surveyor ClassIV  1200  
Surveyor ClassIII  1500  
Surveyor classII  1800  
Surveyor ClassI  2100  
Sailor  
Surveyor RecorderIII  300  
Surveyor RecorderII  450  
Surveyor RecorderI(PO & Below)  600  
Surveyor RecorderI (CPO & above)  750  
Modified Field Area Allowance  Lt Col & above & equiv  3000  
Major & equiv  2790  
Captain & equiv  2580  
Lt & equiv  2400  
JCO & equiv in IAF  1800  
Hav & equiv in IAF  1380  
Nk/Sep & equiv in IAF  1200  
MACROS and Chariot Allowance  Capt 3 yrs in rank and above  15750 PM  
Lt Cdr/Cdr/Capt less than 3 yrs in rank  21000 PM  
Lieutenant  16500 PM  
Sub Lieutenant  13500 PM  
MCPO II/I  12600 PM  
CPO & Below  10500 PM  
Para Allowance  Officers  1800 PM  
JCOs & below  1200 PM  
Para Reserve Allowance  Officers  450 PM  
JCOs & below  300 PM  
Para Jump Instructor Allowance  Officers  3600 PM  
JCOs & below  2700 PM  
Project Allowance  All Personnel  
For post in the Grade Pay Rs.5400 & above 
2250  
For Post in the Grade Pay of less than Rs. 5400  1500  
Sea Going Allowance  All Naval Personnel  
Cdr & Above  7800 PM  
Lt Cdr  7200 PM  
Lt  6600 PM  
Sub Lieutenant  6300 PM  
MCPO I,II & CPO  5400 PM  
PO  3600 PM  
Ldg Seaman & Below  3000 PM  
Siachen Allowance 
Officers  21000 PM  
JCOs/ORs and equivalent  14000 PM  
Special Forces Allowance  Lieutenant & equiv  13500 PM  
Captain & equiv  16500 PM  
Maj to Col & equiv  21000 PM  
Brig & above & equiv  15750 PM  
JCOs & equiv  12600 PM  
Hav & below & equiv  10500 PM  
Submarine Allowance  Capt 3 yrs in rank and above  15750 PM  
Lt Cdr/Cdr/Capt less than 3 yrs in rank  21000 PM  
Lieutenant  16500 PM  
Sub Lieutenant  13500 PM  
MCPO II/I  12600 PM  
CPO & Below  10500 PM  
Submarine Duty Allowance  Naval Officer (other than qualified submariners)  135 Per day  
Sailors  45 per day  
Submarine Technical Allowance  Naval Artificers & Mechanicians  300 PM  
Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer allowance  Test Pilot  3000 PM  
Flight Test Engineer  1500 PM 
To whom granted  RHMATRIX (Risk/Hardhsip involved)  Rates after VII CPC (in ₹)  Remarks  
Sailors  R3H1  4100 PM  
Officers  R2H2  10500 PM  
JCOs/ORs & equiv in IAF  6000 PM  
Officers  R1H2  16900 PM  
JCOs/ORs & equiv in IAF  9700 PM  
Officers  13013 PM 
CI Ops Allowance in Modified Field Area will be 77% of CI Ops in Field Area 

JCOs/ORs & equiv in IAF  7469 PM  
Officers  R2H2  10500 PM  
JCOs/ORs & equiv in IAF  6000 PM  
Officers  R1H1  25000 PM  
JCOs/ORs & equiv in Air Force  17300 PM  
Officers  R2H2  10500 PM  
JCOs/ORs  6000 PM  
Full  Half 
Hard Lying
Money
(Half rate)
will be half
the rate of
Hard Lying Money 

Naval Officers  R3H3  1200 PM  600 PM  
Sailors  1000 PM  500 PM  
Officers  R3H2  3400 PM  
JCOs/ORs & equiv in IAF  2700 PM  
Officers  R3H1  5300 PM  
JCOs/ORs & equiv in IAF  
Officers  R1H1  25000 PM  
JCOs/ORs & equiv in IAF  17300 PM  
Officers  R1H2  16900 PM  
JCOs/ORs & equiv in IAF  9700 PM  
NonSurveyor officers serving onboard ships  R3H3  1200 PM  
NonSurvey Sailors serving onboard ships  1000 PM  
Naval Officers  R3H2  3400 PM  
Sailors  2700 PM  
Officers  6300 PM  The rate is 60% of the Field Area Allowance i.e. 60% of cell R2H2  
JCOs/ORs & equiv in IAF  3600 PM  
Naval officers  R1H1  25000 PM  
Sailors  17300 PM  
Officers  R2H2  10500 PM  
JCOs/ORs & below  6000 PM  
Officers  2625 PM 
Para Reserve Allowance will be onefourth of the rate of Para Allowance 

JCOs/ORs & below  1500 PM  
Officers  R2H2  10500 PM  
JCOs/ORs & below  6000 PM  
Officers  R3H2  3400 PM  
JCOs/ORs & equiv  2700 PM  
As this allowance is granted on prorata basis the existing condition that the sea vessels should be deployed for a minimum of 12 hrs a day, is reduced to 4 hrs/ a day 

Offiers  R2H2  10500 PM  
Sailors  6000 PM  
Officers  RHMAX  42500 PM  
JCOs/ORs & equivalent  30000 PM  
Officers  R1H1  25000 PM  
JCOs/ORs & equivalent  17300 PM  
Naval Officers  R1H1  25000 PM  
Sailors  17300 PM  
Naval Officers (other than qualified submariners)  R3H1  5300 PM  Submarine Duty Allowance will be payable on prorata basis  
Sailors  4100 PM  
Naval Artificers / Mechanicians  R3H3  1000 PM 
Submarine Technical Allowance is extended to Master Chief Artificier/Mechanicians 

Test Pilot  R1H3  5300 PM  
Flight Test Engineer  4100 PM 