7th Pay Commission: Govt doubles child care allowance for women with disabilities

| August 20, 2017

The central government has doubled to Rs3,000 per month the child care allowance for women employees with disabilities based on 7th Pay Commission recommendations

New Delhi: The centre has doubled to Rs3,000 per month the child care allowance for women employees with disabilities. The decision to hike the allowance is based on the recommendations of of the 7th Pay Commission. At present, the allowance of Rs1,500 per month is given to differently-abled female employees for taking care of their newborn child.








“Women with disabilities shall be paid Rs 3,000 per month as special allowance for child care. The allowance shall be payable from the time of the child’s birth till the child is two years old,” an order issued by the department of personnel and training (DoPT) said. The allowance shall be payable for a maximum of two eldest surviving children, it said. “The above limit would be automatically raised by 25% every time the dearness allowance (DA) on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%,” said the DoPT order, issued two days ago.

The central government has accepted most of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for Central . “The commission recognises the huge responsibility that these women shoulder while raising their children. Therefore, instead of the factor of 1.5 that we have mostly used for semi-DA indexed allowances, it is recommended that this allowance be raised by a factor of 2 to Rs3,000 per month,” the commission had said in its report.




The DoPT has abolished desk allowance granted to desk officers in the central secretariat service (CSS) and other headquarters services at a rate of Rs900 per month. The pay commission had also recommended abolishing this allowance as it is virtually non-existent since 2010.

The DoPT has also issued orders for the reimbursement of children education allowance, which will be Rs2,250 per month.

“The amount fixed for reimbursement of hostel subsidy will be Rs6,750 per month,” it said.




In case both the spouses are government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under children education allowance, the order said.

“The above limits would be automatically raised by 25% every time the dearness allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. The allowance will be double for differently-abled children,” it said.

No.A-27012/03/2017-Estt.(AL)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, 16th August,2017.

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission — implementation of decisions relating to Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Seventh Central Pay Commission for providing extra benefits to women employees with disabilities especially when they have young children and children with disability, the President is pleased to issue the following instructions:-

(i) Women with disabilities shall be paid Rs.3000/-per month as Special Allowance for Child care. The allowance shall be payable from the time of the child’s birth till the child is two years old.

(ii) It shall be payable for a maximum of two eldest surviving children.

(iii) Disability means a person having a minimum Disability of 40% as elaborated in Ministry of Welfare’s Notification No. 16-18/97-NLI dated 1.6.2001 and amended from time to time.

(iv) The above limit would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

3. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and auditor General of India.

Hindi version will follow.

(Navneet Misra)

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Category: DOPT, Dopt Orders 2017, Seventh Pay Commission

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