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Amid the long wait for hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) due from 1st January 2021, the Centre has revised the medical reimbursement ceiling for the government employees working at Navodaya Vidyalaya School (NVS).

The Narendra Modi government has announced to increase the ceiling for reimbursement of medical claims of NVS Principals. The Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education has reportedly issued a circular in this regard.

As per the release, the existing ceiling of Rs 5,000 for a NBS Principal has now been hiked to Rs 25,000 if the treatment has been done at a government or CGHS recognised hospital, reported Mint.

Besides, the ceiling for medical reimbursement for treatment from AMA (Against Medical Advice) has also been revised. 

A NVS Principal can now claim up to Rs 15,000 for treatment from AMA instead of the existing ceiling of Rs 5,000.

On the other hand, reports are there that the final decision related to the hike in Dearness Awareness (DA) of the Central government employees is likely to be taken by the end of this month.

An important meeting, on the same, between the National Council of JCM and the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Finance and Department of Personnel and Training is expected to held this month.

The Ministry of Finance had on April 23, 2020, informed that the Central government employees will not get the additional installments of DA and Dearness Relief (DR) due from July 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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