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7th CPC – Dress Allowance MoD Order for Armed Forces Personnel

7th CPC – Dress Allowance MoD Order for Armed Forces Personnel
No. PC-1(16)/2017/D (Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, 16 Nov, 2017
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Implementation of the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Dress Allowance.

I am directed to refer to MoD letter Nos.1(54)/2008/D(Pay/Services) and 1(55)/2008/D(Pay/Services) both dated 04.11.2008 and Department of Expenditure OM No. 19051/1/2017-E.IV dated 02.08.2017 and to say that consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission vide Ministry of Finance Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC, in supersession of the existing orders relating to Uniform related Allowances viz. Uniform Allowance, Initial Equipment Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance and Washing Allowance which have been subsumed in a single Dress Allowance, the President is pleased to decide the rates of Dress Allowance in respect of the following categories of Armed Forces personnel as under:-
2. Allowances related to maintenance, washing of- Uniform are subsumed in Dress Allowance and will not be payable seperately.
3. Further categories of staff who were earlier being provided Uniforms, will henceforth not be provided with Uniforms.
4. The amount of Dress Allowance shall be credited to the salary of employees directly once a year in the month of July.
5. This allowance covers only the basic uniform of the employees. Any special clothing like that provided at Siachen Glacier or inside submarine will continue to be provided as per existing norms.
6. The other terms and conditions would continue to be applicable along with their admissibility (unless otherwise stated) as mentioned in MoD letters dated 04.11.2008 and otherwise.
7. The rate of Dress Allowance will go up by 25 percent each time Dearness Allowance rises by-50 percent.
8. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.
9.This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their Diary No. 446/AG/PD dated 05.10.2017.
Yours faithfully
(Jayant Sinha)
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India

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  • Unknown 6 years ago

    If a employee join on date 7 July 2017…he is eligible for dress allowance or not…pls clarify..anyone

  • What is the logic to give same dress allowance for OR & JCOs ? It indicate the ignorance of the body allocating and sanctioning such allowances. I Hope that the Top brasses looking after the dress code of forces will take-up the case to solve the problem