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NDA Salary 2024 | India Rank Wise Pay Scale, Allowances After 7th CPC

NDA Salary

Here on this page, we are providing updated NDA Salary 2024…!!! You must know about the entire details of the NDA salary structure including rank-wise pay scale, different allowances, salary after 7th CPC, profile-wise pay scale etc.

Aspirants who are planning to join the prestigious Indian Army, Navy or Air Force, must go through the detailed In-hand NDA Salary 2024, current Pay Scale and numerous allowances offered to the Officers. The salary in the National Defence Academy varies from rank to rank.

UPSC NDA Salary 2024

There is a monthly stipend offered to NDA cadets but not in the academy, it is provided as lump sum once they get appointed in defence services. NDA Graduates join respective academies (AFA, IMA, INA).

After becoming commissioned officers & as per the 7th pay commission, one may be honoured with in hand salary of around 1 lakh per month. We the team of www.recruitmentinboxx.com is providing all details about NDA Salary 2024 on this page. Have a look!

NDA Salary 2024

NDA Stipend:

The monthly stipend of an NDA cadet is fixed at Rs 56,100 /- (Starting pay in Level 10). Gentlemen Cadets are entitled for stipend of Rs. 21,000/- p.m. during training period at Indian Military Academy (IMA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA). After the successful completion of NDA Training, salary of NDA cadets in the Pay matrix of the officer commissioned will be fixed in the first Cell of Level 10. It must be noted that the NDA training period is not treated as commissioned service and arrears on account of admissible allowances (as applicable) are paid to the cadets for the training period.

Rank-Wise NDA Salary:

The rank-wise salary of NDA Officers and equivalent ranks in the Air Force and Navy is tabulated below:

NDA Posts or RanksNDA Officer Salary (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 1,93,900/-
MajorINR 69,400/- to 2,07,200/-
Lieutenant ColonelINR 1,21,200/- to 2,12,400/-
ColonelINR 1,30,600/- to 2,15,900/-
BrigadierINR 1,39,600/- to 2,17,600/-
Major GeneralINR 1,44,200/- to 2,18,200/-
Lt. General HAG ScaleINR 1,82,200/- to 2,24,100/-
HAG+ ScaleINR 2,05,400/- To  2,24,400/-
VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ Lt Gen (NFSG)INR 2,25,000/- Fixed
COASINR 2,50,000/- Fixed

The fixed Military Service Pay (MSP) is as follows-:

NDA officers Military Service Pay(MSP)Amount
MSP is paid to the officers from the rank of Lieutenant to BrigadierINR 15,500/- fixed per month

NDA Salary – Allowances & Perks:

Apart from the salary of NDA officers, various allowances and perks are also accredited to them based on their field and nature of work and area of posting. Highlighted below are the NDA allowances and perks availed by candidates on joining Indian Navy, Army and the Airforce.

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

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NDA Salary Structure (Flying Officers):

Qualification Pay And Grant:

Officers possessing prescribed Qualification receive lump sum Qualification Grant of Rs. 6,000/-, 9,000/-, 15,000/- or 20,000/- as their qualification. The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in Army Aviation Corps receives pay as per qualification.

Aviators (Pilots) Qualification Pay:

Rank/PositionQualification Pay
(in Rupees)
Master Aviation Instructor500/- p.m.
Senior Aviation Instructor
Class I
400/- p.m.
Senior Aviation Instructor
Class II
280/- p.m.
Aviators holding Master
Green Card
400/- p.m.
Aviators holding
Green Card
280/- p.m

Flying Allowance for Army Aviators (Pilots):

To know about NDA Cadets Salary, have a look on table below.

Rank/PositionFlying Allowance (in Rupees)
Brigadier & above10,500/-
Major to Colonel14,000/-

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NDA Salary – Perks & Allowances

Compensatory Field Area Allowance

Compensatory Field Area Allowance is given on the basis of rank and area of posting. Those aspirants who are posted at highly active Field Area Allowance, they receive Rs. 6,780/- to Rs.8, 400/- p.m., Compensatory Field Area Allowance is given Rs. 4,200– 5,200/-p.m. , Compensatory Modified Field Area Allowance: Rs. 1,600/ – 2,000/- p.m. Those who are at High Altitude they receive uncongenial climate allowance. Candidates who are placed at High Altitude category I (9000 feet to 15000 feet and uncongenial Areas below 9000 feet) they receive Rs. 1,060– 11,200 p.m.

Uniform allowance

Candidates are given uniform allowances in which Initial Outfit allowance is given Rs. 14,000/- and Renewal outfit allowance is received Rs. 3,000/- once in every three years.

High Altitude Allowance

LevelCategory ICategory IICategory III
OfficersRs 3,400/- pmRs 5,300/- pmRs 25,000/- pm

Counter Insurgency Allowance

LevelCounter Insurgency Allce in Peace AreaCounter Insurgency Allce in Field AreaCounter Insurgency Allce in Modified Field Area
OfficersRs 10,500/- pmRs 16,900/- pmRs 13,013/- pm
  • Siachen Allowance Rs 42,500/- per month.
  • Uniform allowance Rs 20,000/- per year.
  • Ration in Kind In peace and Field areas

Transport Allowance

Candidates who are not benefited with the facility of Government accommodation they receive transportation allowance for distance within 1 Km from the duty place or campus housing and that are Rs. 7200+DA p.m. in ‘A-1’ and ‘A’ class cities and Rs. 3600+DA thereon per month at other places.

Beside this Compensatory (City) and Dearness Allowances are same as that of Civilian Gazetted Officers and a kit maintenance allowances is given Rs. 400/- p.m.

Allowance for Army Aviators (Pilots)

Candidates who are selected for the Army Aviation Corps they receive flying allowance, and below are the following flying allowance of Army Aviators (Pilots)

  • Brigadier & above – Rs. 10,500/-
  • Major to Colonel – Rs. 14,000/-
  • Captain – Rs.11,000/-
  • Lieutenant – Rs. 9,000/-

Children Education Allowance: Rs. 2250/- per month per child for two eldest surviving only. CEA is admissible from Nursery to 12th Class

Hostel Subsidy: Rs. 6,750/- per month per child for two eldest surviving only. CEA is admissible from Nursery to 12th Class.

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Candidates who are selected for training are required to pay Rs. 4250/ for one time premium and Army Group Insurance fund provide insurance of  Rs.8 Lacs.

Premium of Rs. 770/- per relegated term that is additional will be paid immediately, in case of relegation

When Gentlemen Cadets are moved for further training at IMA, the insurance fund provides insurance of Rs. 40 Lacs without any payment from them.

Retirement Benefits:

Aspirants will be rewarded with the Pension, gratuity and casualty in according to the rules in force by them time to time.


Leave will be admissible in accordance with the rules in force from time to time.

NDA Promotion Opportunities

Minimum Service Required for PromotionIndian ArmyIndian NavyIndian Air Force
On being CommissionedLieutenantSub LieutenantFlying Officer
After 2 years of serviceCaptainLieutenantFlight Lieutenant
After 6 years of serviceMajorLt  CommanderSquadron Leader
13 years of serviceLieutenant ColonelCommanderWing Commander
On SelectionColonel(Selection)Captain (Selection)Group Captain (Selection)
26 years of serviceColonel (Time Scale)Captain (Time Scale)Group Captain (Time Scale)
On SelectionBrigadierCommodoreAir Commodore
On SelectionMajor GeneralRear AdmiralAir Vice-Marshal
On SelectionLieutenant GeneralVice AdmiralAir Marshal
On SelectionGeneralAdmiralAir Chief Marshal

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

Ques 1: What is NDA full form?

Ans: National Democratic Alliance (NDA)

Ques 2: What is the salary after NDA?

Ans: Candidates will get Rs.56,100/- to Rs.1,77, 500/-

Ques 3: What is the NDA selection procedure?

Ans: Candidates will be selected for NDA on the basis of performance level in written test/ SSB Interview.

Ques 4: Is NDA is good Career Opportunity?

Ans: If you are willing to serve your country, NDA is one of the best career options.

Ques 5: What are NDA subjects?

Ans: Mathematics and General Ability Test


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