Facilities to Soldiers
Pay and allowances and other benefits / facilities are provided to the Armed Forces personnel as per Government orders issued from time to time. Apart from pay, the Armed Forces personnel deployed on borders in tough conditions, are being given certain compensatory allowances i.e. Field Area Allowance, Siachen Allowance, High Altitude Allowance, Island Special Duty Allowance, etc. and special clothing and ration as per extant rules. Improvement of facilities, service conditions, pay and allowances of the Armed Forces personnel is also a continuous process.
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This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Jagdish Singh Rana in Lok Sabha today.