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FAMILY PLANNING ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – FAQ

September 26, 2011 2 comments


            Family Planning Allowance, it is one of the severe steps taken by the Central Government to check growing population. At that time incentives were announced to Government employees, those having three children. In the following days it was reduced to two children.


            The sterilization operation which is performed for this is known as tubectomy(for women) and vasectomy(for men). This is a permanent method of family planning, which means once you opt this and undergo this procedure the reversal of the condition is not possible.


            Before 5th CPC the Family Planning Allowance was noted as Personal Pay and 6th CPC has recommended that the rates of Family Planning allowances has been doubled. According to the provisions contained in Finance Ministry’s O.M.No. 7(39)/E dated 4th December 1979, O.M.No.6(39)/98-IC.II dated 6th July 1999 and O.M.No.F.No.7(20)/2008-E.III(A) dated 24th September 2008, Central Government employees who undergone sterilization were entitled to a Special Increment. One would get incentive according to the pay scale-grade, not to be absorbed in future increases in pay. The rate of increment was equal to the amount of the next increment due at the time of grant of the incentive and it remain fixed during the entire service.

            

   We are here try to several informations through simple questions and answers…If there is any differences of opinion please write to us.



Is there any age limit..?

            Yes, Employees must be within the reproductive age group. If male employee should not be over 50 years and his wife should be between 20 to 45 yrs, Female employee should not be over 45 years and her husband must not be over 50 yrs.




Upto how many children is permissible for this allowance..?

The employees should have not more than two surviving children (upto three children prior to 21.07.1999). If twins are born after first surviving child and the number of surviving children crosses the ceiling of two children in second /subsequent delivery (ies) shall also be admissible.



Submission of hospital certificate made compulsory or not..?
          
  Family Planning allowance would be granted only on production of sterilisation certificate issued by an authorised competent authority of Government hospital or Government aided hospital.


If the operation was prior to employment is eligible..?
            The allowance is not admissible if the operation was prior to joining the Central Government services.


How do know the increment amount..?

            The rate of increment (prescribed in the O.M.) applicable to the post held by you at the time of sterilization.
If spouses died after operation..?
If the employee is drawing allowance and if his spouse dies, allowance cannot be stopped.



Is there any special leave for Family Planning..?

Male Employee:-

 (i) Maximum of 6 working days for vasectomy operation and for second time similar operation another 6 working days.
(ii) Maximum of 21 working days for recanalization operation.

(iii) Maximum of 7 working days to follow the date of operation, if his wife undergoes tubectomy, laproscopy or salpingetomy operation

Female Employee :-

(i) Maximum of 14 working days if she undergoes tubectomy/laproscopy and another 14 days for second occasion.

(ii) Maximum of 14 working days for salpingectomy operation after Medical Termination of Pregnancy.

(iii) One day’s Special CL on the day of IUCD/IUD insertion/re-insertion.

(iv) Maximum of 21 working days for recanalization operation. Special CL for one day for her husband’s vasectomy operation.



The DA crossed 50%, the allowance also enhanced by 25% or not..?

            No. The allowance not to be absorbed in future increase in pay.




Any time limit for this claim..?

            No. However, claims submitted after 6 months of operation would be treated as delayed claim. For such cases, employee is required to submit the reasons for delayed claim.
            The new rate of this allowance with effect from 1st January 2008 as indicated in the table below…

Pre-revised Pay Scale
Grade Pay
Rate of Allowance
Upto 4000-100-6000
Upto 2400
210
4500-125-7000
2800
250
Upto 6500-200-10500
Upto 4200
400
7450-225-11500
4600
450
7450-250-12000
4800
500
Upto 9000-275-9550
Upto 5400
550
Upto 10650-325-15850
Upto 6600
650
Upto 12000-375-18000
Upto 7600
750
Upto 15100-400-18300
Upto 8700
800
Upto 16400-450-20900
Upto 8900
900
Upto 18400-500-22400
Upto 10000
1000

F.A.Q in IBA

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Q1.What criteria should be adopted to recognize courses like Nursing, Teacher Training
B.Ed for the purpose of grant of education loan and the fees to be considered for such
courses?

A. Teacher Training/Nursing/B.Ed.courses will be eligible for education loan provided the
training institutions are approved either by the Central Government or by State
Government and such courses should lead to Degree or Diploma course and not to
Certification course. The revised Model Educational Loan Scheme (2011) covers only
merit channel seats for these courses.

Banks have been considering study loans to students getting admissions to above
mentioned courses under management quota as part of model education loan scheme in
the past subject to the condition that the fee considered for assessment of loan was the fee
stipulated by the regulatory authority concerned for merit seats in the respective
colleges/institutions. The revised model scheme recognizes only merit based admissions.
As such any loan to a student admitted under management quota will be outside the
model scheme. Such loans will be governed by terms and conditions separately specified
by banks including security/collaterals which the bank may stipulate.
P.S: Operational guidelines contained in IBA Circular No.SB/Cir./10-21/3211dated
March 31, 2010 will stand withdrawn in the light of revision of the scheme

Q2.Can we consider request for education loan in respect of Nursing Colleges having
provisional approval/recognition?

A. The Indian Nursing Council gives permission to Nursing colleges to start new courses for
a period of 1 year which is renewed on a yearly basis. The practice of renewing the
permission is done on a year-to-year basis for both the existing nursing colleges as well
as the new nursing colleges. Banks could consider applications from student borrowers
seeking education loan for pursuing nursing courses in these institutions which are having
provisional approval / recognition.

Q3.How to deal with requests for sanction of collateral free loans to more than one
student from the same family? Is the collateral free limit of ` 4.0 lakh for a student or
for a family as whole for the purpose of the scheme.

A. Repayment of the education loan is based on the future earning potential of the student.
Going by the spirit of the scheme, limit of Rs 4.0 lakh collateral free loan is student
specific and not family specific. There is no restriction on giving a second or third
collateral free loan to other siblings when one of the siblings has already taken a
collateral free loan.

Q4. How to consider request from students who have to stay outside the college campus due
to non availability of hostel accommodation?

A. Banks could consider reasonable lodging and boarding expenses, for the purpose of
fixing loan limit under the scheme, in case the student is not in a position to get
allotment for hostel accommodation within the campus and is required to stay outside
the campus in private accommodation.

Q5. Whether the repayment period could be extended at the request of the borrower?

A. Extension of moratorium period or repayment beyond the time specified at the sanction
would amount to restructuring of the loan and will be governed by the RBI guidelines
on restructuring of advances. However, in case the student takes up higher studies
immediately upon completion of the course, the commencement of repayment would
get shifted to 6 months from employment or one year from completion of the course
whichever is earlier without treating the change as restructuring. This would be so
irrespective of whether the student had taken fresh/top up loan for higher studies or not.

Q6. Whether any incentive is available for girl students?

A. Banks generally provide 0.5% or more concession in interest rate to girl students
pursuing higher education in India and abroad. .

Q7. Whether request received for sanction of loan to meet partial cost of studying abroad can
be considered?

A. It is not uncommon for students to take up part-time jobs as permitted by the institutions
where they are studying to part fund their education. So they will not be taking loan for
meeting entire cost of studies(usually amount mentioned in I-20). Banks may sanction
loan for meeting part cost as requested by students in such cases

Q8. Can the bank consider request for loan received from NRIs?

A. Requests received from NRIs can be considered if student is Indian passport holder and
they meet other eligibility requirements. However, it would be necessary to accept as
security any collateral which is enforceable in India.

Q9. How the student will know whether the application for the loan has been
considered or rejected by the bank?

A. The bank should communicate to the student about the sanction of the loan in
writing. Similarly, whenever loan applications of student borrowers are rejected,
banks should invariably record the reasons for rejection by the bank.

Q10. Whether the means of the joint borrower has any relation to the sanctioning of the
loan to the student borrower?

A. Education loan is not sanctioned based on the means of joint borrower who is
usually a parent or guardian. For loans up to ` 4.00 lakhs, no collateral is taken.
For loans above ` 4.0 lakhs and up to ` 7.5 lakhs, the means of the joint borrower
will not be a factor if acceptable third party guarantee is offered. Also, security
offered for loans above ` 7.5 lakhs need not necessarily be belonging to the joint
borrower.

Q11. How to consider license courses like Aircraft Maintenance Engineering/ Pre Sea
training which are neither degree nor diploma, though such courses are approved
by authorities like DGCA without affiliating to any university for award of
degree?

A. The Aircraft Maintenance Engineering/ Pre Sea training courses must be either a
Degree Course recognized by a competent University or Diploma Course
recognized by appropriate State Body to be eligible for loan. The employability of
the students and employment potential of the courses selected has to be
considered while appraising the loan application.

Q12. Whether vocational / skill development study courses, off-campus courses and
on-site/partnership programmes are eligible for education loan under the IBA
Model Educational Loan Scheme
?

A. Vocational / skill development study courses, off-campus courses and onsite/partnership programmes are not eligible for loan under the IBA scheme.

Q13. What are the eligibility requirements in respect of Diploma / PG Diploma course
for financing under studies abroad ?

A. Only degree / post graduation diploma courses pursued abroad are eligible for
sanction of loan under the IBA scheme.

Q14. How to deal with cases where the joint borrower becomes defaulter after sanction
of education loan?

A. The student loan will not be affected by any change in asset classification of any
separate bank borrowing of the joint borrower.

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