Is the Government planning to enhance the children education allowance from Rs. 27,000 to Rs. 60,000 per year per child for Central Government Employees to facilitate improved quality education?


As per the 7th Central Pay Commission’s suggestions, the children education allowance will increase by 25% each time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure rises by 50%.

On 22nd March 2023, Dr Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State for MoPPG, provided an update in Parliament about the enhanced rate of Children Education Allowance for Central Government employees as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING)

LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. 311
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 22.03.2023)
CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

311. SHRI SUBRAT PATHAK:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Government proposes to increase the children education allowance from Rs. 27,000 to Rs. 60,000 per year per child to ensure better quality education to the Central
Government Employees;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a) to (c): In terms of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission related to grant of children education allowance, the rate of children education allowance would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

Source: Lok Sabha Q&A