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7th CPC: Cabinet Approval on CEA, Special Allowance for Child Care, Higher Qualification Incentive

. Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to all employees:

(i) The rate of Children Education Allowance (CEA) has been increased from ₹1500 per month/child (max. 2) to ₹2250 per month/child (max.2). Hostel Subsidy will also go up from ₹4500 per month to ₹6750 per month.

(ii) Existing rates of Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities has been doubled from ₹1500 per month to ₹3000 per month.

(iii) Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians has been increased from ₹2000 - ₹10000 (Grant) to ₹10000 - ₹30000 (Grant).