Government increases child care allowance for women with disabilities

The central government has increased the child care allowance for women with disabilities to Rs 3,000 per month from the existing allowance of Rs 1,500 per month.

The child care allowance is given to disabled female employees for taking proper care of their newborn child.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) released an order which said that the allowance will be paid from the time of the child’s birth till the child is two years old.

The allowance will be payable for a maximum of two eldest children.

The decision to increase the allowance is based on the suggestions of seventh central pay commission.

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