25% increase in Allowances whenever DA goes up by 50% – Clarification issued by DOPT on Children Education Allowance, Special Allowance for Child Care to women with disabilities, Children Education Allowance for disabled children of Government employees
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
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 automatically revised by the administration without waiting for any specific orders from DOPT
No.A-27012/1/2014-Estt. (Allowance)Government of IndiaMinistry of Personnel, Public Grievances and PensionDepartment of Personnel & TrainingBlock-IV, Old JNU CampusNew Delhi, 28th April, 2014.OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Clarification on increase in certain allowances by further 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowances w.e.f. 1.1.2014The undersigned is directed to refer to para 1(j) of this Department’s OM. No.12011/03/2008-Estt. (Allowance) dated 2.9.2008. This provides that the limits of Children Education Allowance would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. References are being received from various quarters with regard to the amount of Children Education Allowance admissible consequent upon enhancement of Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees @ 100% w.e.f. 1 January, 2014 announced vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M. No.1/l/2014-E-1I (B) dated 27th March, 2014.
2. In accordance with the above, the following shall be the revised limits:a) The annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance shall be Rs.18,000/- per child. Accordingly, 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; andc) 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.3. These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January, 2014.4. These revisions shall be subject to other terms and conditions mentioned in this Department’s O.M. No.12011/03/2008-Estt (Allowance) dated 2.9.2008, O.M. No.12011/04/2008 dated 11.9.2008 and 12011/07(i)12011-Estt.(AL) dated 21.2.2012.sd/(Mukul Ratra)Director