Govt Now Fully Funds Education Allowance For Martyrs’ Children

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New Delhi: The Union government has decided to remove the cap of Rs 10,000 per month on education allowance for children of armed forces personnel who got killed, went missing or suffered disability in the line of action.

An official memorandum was issued by the Department of Expenditure of the Ministry of Finance in this regard on Wednesday. Announcing the removal of the cap, the notification further said that the concession would be admissible only for study in government or government-aided schools and colleges. It will also be applicable for students of military schools.

“The ‘Educational Concession’ will be admissible only for undertaking studies in a Government/Government aided schools/educational institutes, Military/Sainik Schools or Colleges recognised by the Central or State Government including the autonomous organisations financed entirely by the Central/State Governments,” said the memorandum.

“Educational concession will continue without the cap of Rs10,000/- per month,” the notification said. “The ‘Educational Concession’ will be admissible only for undertaking studies in a government/government-aided schools. Military/Sainik schools and others schools and colleges recognized by the central or state government, including the autonomous organisations financed entirely by the central/state governments,” the notification added.

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