Def Min to stick to Rs 10K monthly cap on tuition fee for martyrs’ children

NEW DELHI: Notwithstanding protest by the armed forces, the Government today made it clear that there will be no immediate review of its decision to put a cap of Rs 10,000 per month on educational assistance given to children of martyrs or of those disabled in action.
Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said the educational assistance has been capped as per recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and those demanding its review have been communicated about the Government’s position on it.
“Reply has been sent (to them) stating that the combined amount of tuition fee and hostel charges has been capped at Rs 10,000 per month in accordance with the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission as accepted by the Government,” Bhamre said. (AGENCIES)