Jun 032016

Hard Area Allowance Rules | Hard Area Allowance For Doctor,Paramilitary Forces,CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF, SSB & NSG | Hard Area Allowance Taxable Or Not Under 7th Pay Commission

Deployed at risky locations and at areas of high insurgence, Army Jawans risk their lives to keep our country safe. Be it the world’s highest battlefield of Siachen or the volatile border of India- the LOC, our army men have never expected anything in lieu of the sweat on their brow.

Hard Area Allowance Rules Tax Exemption

In order to do justice to the hard work our soldiers put to keep the citizens safe, the Government of India is offering “Hard Area Allowance” or “Area/Risk Allowance” to the brave men of various paramilitary forces deployed at perilous locations in India.

  • Hospitalization as ‘On Duty’ and Hard Area Allowance to CRPF Personnel

Home Minister, Rajnath Singh has revealed that government has decided to offer ‘hospitalization’ as ‘on duty’ and ‘hard area allowances’ to soldiers of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) for the their brave and valiant service at perilous locations.

The Home Minister of India also acknowledged some grave issues countered by CRPF and other paramilitary forces on site. He said that government is trying to resolve such issues and consider providing optimum hard area allowance to the soldiers. He further appreciated the work done in field of telemedicine in Chhattisgarh’s Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas.

  • Grant Offered Under Hard Area Allowance To CAPF & CRPF Personnel

Government of India has approved grant of Risk/Hardship Allowance for the soldiers deployed at difficult areas in our country. The grant or allowance will be given based upon the ranks and areas of deployment of the CAPF (Central Armed Police Force) and CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) personnel.

Given below is a table that lists allowance granted to personnel on the basis of their rank and area:-

Rank CI Ops in FAA CI Ops in MFAA  
CT 2875 3750
HC 3450 4500
ASI 5200 6750
SI 5200 6750
Inspector 5200 6750
AC 6050 7875
DC 6925 9000
21 C/ Commandant 7500 9750
  • Abbreviations

  • CI Ops– Counter Insurgency Operations
  • FAA– Field Area Allowance
  • MFAA– Modified Field Area Allowance
  • LWE– Left Wing Extremism
  • Demand Of ‘One Area One Allowance’ To All 6 Paramilitary Forces(CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF, SSB & NSG)

The chiefs of six paramilitary forces in India- CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF, SSB & NSG have demanded ‘one area one allowance’ for their brave men deployed at risky locations in India. The director generals of these forces have asked the 7th Pay Commission, which functions under Ministry of Home Affairs to create a ‘National Allowance Grid’ that will ensure equal allowance to every officer deployed at same area irrespective of which paramilitary force they belong to.

At present, the special allowance granted to various paramilitary forces is lesser than that granted to Army and other service soldiers.

  • Hard Area Allowance For Doctor

Posting in hard areas for the doctors is not a new incident in governmental organisation. In recent times, the government has declared a bunch of allowances and benefits for the doctors who are posted in hard areas during their services. By hard area one can think of places such as remote rural areas, hilly areas, border areas and such. Basically by hard areas, we mean such places where you will not get immense access to your normal day-to-day life.

  • Hard Area Allowance Taxable Or Not

As per the government rules, doctors who will be posted in hard areas will get allowances from Rs. 300/- per month to Rs. 1000/- per month along with their regular salary and other benefits. The amount will be fully exempted from the income tax. If the allowance gets a hike and goes beyond Rs. 1000/- per month then a small percentage of tax can be levied on them.

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