May 8, 2014

25% increase in Allowances – Clarification issued by DOPT

DOPT has come out with a clarification on 25% increase in Allowances whenever DA goes up by 50%. As per this clarification the following will be the revised quantum and ceiling in respect of Children Education Allowance, Special Allowance for Child Care to women with disabilities Children Education Allowance for disabled children of Government employees

a)the annual ceiling limit for reimbursment of Children Education Allowance shall be Rs.18,000/- per child, the quarterly claim could be more than Rs.4500/- in one quarter. The Hostel Subsidy shall be Rs.4500/- per month per child;
b) The rates of Special Allowance for Child Care to women with disabilities stands revised to Rs. 1500/- per month; and
c) The annual ceiling for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for disabled children of Government employees shall be treated as revised to Rs.36,000/- per annum per child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children of Government employees shall be treated as revised to Rs.9000/- per child per month.
Though this clarifcation talks about above mentioned allowances only, it is now obvious that Allowances which are linked to increase in DA by 50% could be auto revised by the administration without waiting for any specific orders from DOPT

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