This allowance is paid to specialist medical officers in Defence Services when posted to fill vacancies of specialists in the medical establishment. The present rates are as under:
|Graded Specialist||Rs. 2400 pm|
|Classified Specialist||Rs. 3000 pm|
|Consultant/Advisor/Professor||Rs. 3600 pm|
There are demands to raise the amount of this allowance four-fold.
Analysis and Recommendations
The rate of the allowance should be increased by a factor of 1.5. The rate shall further increase by 25 percent each time DA increases by 50 percent.