New Delhi, Jan 2 The government on Tuesday said that a Rs 10,000 cap on education fund paid to the children of armed forces martyrs was not being lifted, with Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre telling Parliament that the measure was accepted as part of 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
He also said that around 250 students have been reported to be affected during the current financial year.
"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. The allowance shall go up by 25 per cent each time DA rises by 50 per cent," Bhamre said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
Asked if any representations were received by the government on the issue, Bhamre replied in affirmative.