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Government will not lift limit on educational help to children of soldiers disabled, killed in action


Ignoring the protests by the armed forces, the central government has decided not to take a relook at its decision to put a limit of Rs 10,000 per month on educational assistance given to children of martyrs or of those disabled in action.

Educational fees of children of soldiers killed, disabled on duty were totally waived until now

The educational assistance has been capped as per the recommendations of the 7th pay commission. Earlier, the tuition fee of children of martyrs or those disabled in action were completely waived in schools, colleges and other professional educational institutions.

But on 1 July 2017, the government issued an order capping the amount to Rs 10,000 per month, causing great unhappiness among all the three services.

The chiefs of all three services had written to the defence ministry requesting that the decision be reversed. About 250 students are reported to be affected in this year after the government's decision.

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