Hardlying Money Report of 7th Pay Commission
Hardlying Money (Para 8.10.24, 8.10.76)
Existing Provisions: It is paid to Naval personnel as compensation for extra discomforts on board smaller ships and submarines. In the smaller ships like minesweepers, ocean going tugs and submarines, it is paid at full rates and in relatively more comfortable vessels at half rates.
The current rates are as under:
Recommendations of 7th CPC: The 7th CPC has recommended that this allowance shall be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix @ ₹1200 per month for level 9 and above and ₹1000/- per month upto level 8. Hardlying Money Allowance (Half Rate) will be half the rate of the cell.
Ministry of Defence: Hardlying Money may be placed under the cell R3H2 of the R&H Matrix. Analysis and
Recommendations of the Committee: The Committee notes that the existing rates of this allowance are in the range between ₹210 – ₹600 per month and the 7th CPC has recommended that it should be paid @₹1,200 for level 9 & above and @₹1,000 to level 8 & below. The increase in rates are reasonable and do not warrant any change. The
recommendations of the 7th CPC on Hardlying Money may, therefore, be accepted without any change.