Govt doubles child care allowance for women with disabilities

The union govt. has doubled the child care allowance for women employees with disabilities to Rs. 3000 per month. Currently, the allowance of Rs. 1,500 per month is given to Divyang female employees for taking care of their new born child. The decision to hike the allowance is based on the recommendations of seventh central pay commission. The allowance will be payable from the time of the child's birth till the child is two years old and payable for a maximum of two eldest surviving children.