Recommendation of JCM Staff Side on Children Education Allowance
Children Education Allowance
The Children Education allowance was introduced w.e.f. 1-9-2008 on the basis of the recommendation of 6th CPC.
In the background of escalation of school fees, and other expenses connected with education of Children, the present scheme has been a big relief for the Government employees.
Presently the allowance is admissible for two children, for studying in a recognised school upto XII standard.
The maximum ceiling is stipulated at Rs.18000/- since this allowance had been hiked by 50% because of the DA component in salary having been crossed 100% on 1.1.2014.
We suggest doubling of this allowance and increasing the same by 50 % whenever the DA crosses over by 50%
The insistence of receipt for each and every expense to claim the allowance is a cumbersome procedure, which serves no purpose at all. In order to avoid a probable misuse, the employer may be asked to produce an affidavit to the effect this child/children were bonafide student of the school.
The production of receipt may be dispensed with.
We also suggest that the scheme may be extended to cover children studying for Graduate/Post Graduate and Professional courses.
This suggestion is being made in view of the huge expenses involved for the children’s higher studies, especially in the background of the Government with from higher education sector and allowing private institutions to come up and extract exorbitant changes for courses.
Since the quantum of allowance is fixed with a ceiling on maximum, our suggestion increase the coverage.
We request our suggestion in the matter may be kindly be recommended to the Government for its acceptance.