Friday, May 06, 2011

DoPT clarifies on allowances for children education etc. after DA raise

THE government has issued a clarification on increase of allowances for children education, child care to women with disabilities and education allowance for disabled children of government employees.
In an office memo dated May 5, 2011, the DoPT has clarified on increase of these allowances by 25 percent as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowances with effect from January 1, 2011.
Here are the clarified points:
a) The annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance will be Rs 15,000 per child. Accordingly, the quarterly claim could be more than Rs 3750 in one quarter and less than Rs 3750 in another quarter subject to the annual ceiling of Rs 15,000 per child and hostel subsidy will be Rs 3750 per month per child.
b) The rates of Special Allowance for Child Care to women with disabilities stands revised to Rs 1250 per month; and
c) The annual ceiling for reimbursement of education allowance for disabled children of Government employees shall be treated as revised to Rs 30,000 per annum per child and the rates of hostel subsidy for disabled children of government employees shall be treated as revised from Rs 6000 per child per month to Rs 7500 per child per month.

Action and Appointments
a) G Balachandran, a 1977 batch West Bengal cadre IAS, currently working as Adviser, in Inter State Council Secretariat, has been appointed as Chairman, National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority under the department of pharmaceuticals in the rank and pay of additional secretary in place of SM Jhanval, an IES officer.
b) Pranay Sahay, a 1975 batch Manipur Tripura cadre IPA has been appointed as secretary (security) in Cabinet Secretariat in place of BK Dey, a 1973 batch Assam cadre IPS (retired).
c) Pramod Agarwal, a 1991 batch MP cadre IAS has been appointed as joint secretary in the department of disinvestment. He is currently working as Director in the ministry of
youth affairs and sports. 

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