Good Service/Good Conduct/Badge Pay
PBORs of the three Services are granted Good Service Pay after completion of certain specified length of service during which they have maintained high degree of discipline, good conduct and professional competence. For PBORs of army, the specified length is 3, 6 and 9 years of service. For PBORs of IAF and Navy, it is 4, 8 and 12 years of service. For the PBORs of the Indian Army, the existing rate is ₹64 pm for each of the three stages, while for the PBORs of Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force, the amount is ₹80 pm.
While interacting with jawans during its various visits, the Commission noted the sense of prestige and pride attached to this allowance.
Analysis and Recommendations
Since the rate is not indexed to DA, it is recommended that it may be increased by a factor of 2.25. The nomenclature should also be changed to Good Service/Good Conduct/ Badge Allowance.