Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, 23rd November, 2016
The Chief of the Army Staff
he Chief Of the Air staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
Subject: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2016 to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/grade pay as per 6th pay Central Pay Commission.
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 1(2)/2004/D (Pay/Services) dated 18th April, 2016 on the subject cited above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank, including Non-Combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 125% to 132% with effect from 1st July, 2016.
2. The provisions contained in paras 2, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s letter No. 1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services) dated 25th September 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.
Under Secretary to the Government of India