Govt increases the allowance of CAPFs jawans by Rs. 8100 per month

After the Pulwama terror attack, Ministry of Home Affairs has finally increased the allowance of central armed police forces deployed in sensitive and high-altitude areas like Jammu and Kashmir and Left-Wing Extremism-affected areas. This decision will immediately benefit approximately 7,80,000 Central Armed police forces (CRPF, ITBP. BSF, SSB, CISF) personnel.

As per the new rule, the officers in the forces will be entitled to Rs 25,000 and other ranks Rs 17,300 per month. Earlier, the amount was Rs 16,900 for officers and Rs 9,700 for other ranks. The government had formed a panel in 2017 to revise the risk and hardship allowances of CAPFs.

Official twitter handle of CRPF tweeted, “Over 88000 CRPF personnel deployed in LWE States and J&K get substantially increased allowances (Rs7600 increase pm for other ranks and 8100 for officers) after revision of Risk and Hardship allowance matrix by the MHA. Huge morale booster for all CAPF deployed in these areas. “

“The decision will immediately benefit approximately 7,80,000 personnel of CAPFs in the ranks of Constable, Head Constable and ASI who were otherwise not eligible earlier. This includes journey on duty and journey on leave, i.e while going on leave from J&K to home and return,” MHA said.

MHA further stated, “This facility is in addition to the existing air courier services for CAPFs that have been steadily extended in all sectors by the MHA to help the jawans cut down on travel time during their journey to and fro from home on leave.”

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MHA has added the few new areas like Kulgam, Shopian, Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban and Udhampur and 1 district in Telangana which will cover the Risk and Hardship Allowance.

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