The NDA 2021 will be held in April 2021 and in September 2021 (tentatively). National Defence Academy Exam 2021 is a national level exam organized by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) to recruit candidates in Army, Navy, and Air Force. Check more NDA Application Form 2021.
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With the rising popularity and craze for Defence, National Defence Academy, NDA has grown out to be one of the most sought after career prospect to a lot of young candidates. Apart from all the adventure, pride and respect that Indian Defence provides, it also looks after the monetary needs and demands of its Officers and other employees.
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Besides, the opportunity to serve the nation, candidates are offered attractive payscale and allowances. The pay benefits to the candidates selected through NDA begins during the training period.
NDA 2021 aspirants can go through the Pay Scale of Army Officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy.
|Lt. to Major||
Lt: Level 10 (56,100-1,77,500)
Capt: Level10 B (61,300-1,93,900)
Maj: Level 11 (69,400-2,07,200)
|Lt. 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 (1,39,600-2,17,600)
Maj Gen - Level 14 (1,44,200-2,18,200)
|Lt. General HAG Scale||Level 15 (1, 82, 200-2,24,100)|
|HAG Scale* (* Admissible to 1/3rd of total strength of Lt. Gens)||Level 16 (2,05,400 – 2,24,400)|
|VCO / AS / Army Cadre / Lt Gen (NFSG)||Level 17 (2,25,000) (fixed)|
|COAS||Level 18 (2,50,000) (fixed)|
Candidates recruited through NDA exam for the post of Officers also enjoy the various perks of promotions. The promotion period is reduced and the time scale of promotion is increased up to the rank of Colonel (or equivalent). The rank of Lieutenant Colonel (TS) has been terminated.
As a part of Military Service Pay (MSP), the officers ranking from Lieutenant to Brigadier are entitled to the fixed sum of INR 6000/-.
Criteria for Promotion: The promotion of Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel occurs in accordance with timescale. It is also depended on the basis of fulfillment of the required service condition.
Stipend during training at Service Academy: NDA qualified Officers receive a certain amount of stipend during the training session at the UPSC NDA Service Academy. The fixed stipend during the entire NDA training period is INR 21,000/- per month (INR 15,600/- as pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay of INR 5,400/-).
In the following table, UPSC NDA Pay Scale and promotion criteria according to the rank is mentioned:
|Rank||Pay Bands/Scale||Grade Pay||MSP|
The government pays a lump sum qualification grant to the Officers recruited through UPSC NDA and also possessing certain prescribed qualifications. The UPSC NDA Qualification grant amounts to INR 6000/-, 9000/-, 15000/- or 20,000/- applicable according to the qualification of the officers. The UPSC NDA Qualification grant according to the Officer rank is detailed below:
UPSC NDA Allowances specifically to the Defence Force has undergone an enhancement of 50%. The Government of State of Sikkim has announced a cash incentive of INR 1.5 lac for the successful candidates of Sikkim in all Officers entry scheme.
In case of Army Aviators (Pilots) who serve the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to the following range of allowances:
NDA 2017 aspirants should go through the various categories of allowances that the UPSC NDA Officers are entitled to:
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.