7th Pay Commission Recommendations High Altitude Allowance Related to Risk and Hardship
High Altitude Allowance: (Retained. Rationalized)
It is granted to Defence and CAPF personnel deployed in high altitude areas. The existing rates are.
(₹ Per month)
|Post||Cat-I Areas||Cat-II Areas||Cat-III Areas|
|Lt.Col. & above & Equ.||3180||4800||16800|
|Maj. & Equ.||2790||4200||16800|
|Capt & Equ.||1980||3000||16800|
|Lt. & Equ.||1590||2400||16800|
|JCOs & Equ.||1440||2160||11200|
|Hav & Equ.||1110||1680||11200|
|Sep/Nk & Equ||810||1200||11200|
Cat-I Areas comprise areas between heights of 9000 ft. to 15000 ft. and “uncongenial” areas below 9000 ft. Cat-II Areas are those areas that are above 15000 ft. in height. Cat-III Areas comprise certain specified areas that have especially uncongenial climate. The rate in Cat-III Areas is 80 percent of Siachen Allowance.