Revising Commando, Uniform, Rent and Good Conduct Allowances of the Armed Forces

Budget Speech para. 152: "In 2017 and 2018, allowances of the Police Department were increased. However, Commando Allowance, Uniform Allowance, Rent Allowance and the Good Conduct Allowance of the Armed Forces, where some have not been increased in some instances, for over 20 years, will be increased from 1st July 2019."

  • Allocation (Rs. Mn)1,175
  • SectorPublic Sector Service
  • Ministry / Government Institution : Ministry of Defence

Openness Tracker


Information on the progress of the proposal was received only from the Navy in response to the request for information filed under the Right to Information Act No 12 of 2016. However, information was not received from the Air Force and Army. Hence, it was not possible to determine full progress based on the information received due to insufficient information.

Progress Tracker


The information available is insufficient to determine the progress of the promise.

Agency Openness Ranking 11

The Ministry of Defence was ranked 11th out of 16 government institutions assessed in 2019. The rank was determined based on the weighted average score of 13.5 received by the ministry (weighted average based on allocation). This score was based on the disclosure of information on 2 proposal assessed in 2019, which were under the purview of the the ministry.

Budget Speech para. 152: Partially usable information was obtained through a request filed under the Right To Information Act and was received within the stipulated timelines.

Budget Speech para. 171: No information on progress was available for the proposal.

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Sources of Information

  • Budget Tracker - Website RTI