NS rank allowance to increase $80 from Dec 1: Mindef

SINGAPORE - The monthly National Service (NS) rank allowance for full-time national servicemen (NSFs) and operationally-ready national serviceman (NSmen) will be increased by $80 across all ranks.

Taking effect from Dec 1, this applies to officers in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), Singapore Police Force (SPF), and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said in a statement today (Nov 30).

With the latest revision, a recruit will receive a monthly NS rank allowance of $560, up from the $480 he currently receives.

A typical SAF NSF enlistee who is an Infantry Trooper (LCP) in an Infantry Battalion, an NSF TransCom Officer (SC2) in the SPF, or an NSF Paramedic (LCP) in the SCDF will receive $730 per month in allowance.

A typical NSF officer holding the rank of 2LT/NSPI will receive a gross allowance of $1,230 per month.

Mindef said that the NS rank allowance is reviewed periodically.

It previously increased by $60 in 2012.