Restriction of two children is not applicable for claiming medical reimbursement
As per existing rules, reimbursement of tuition fee, children’s Educational Assistance, LTC, etc., are admissible for two dependent children only. In this connection, a doubt has arisen whether an employee is entitled to reimbursement of the medical expenditure incurred for his wife during the pregnancy of third child and also admissibility of Paternity Leave in such cases.
There is no ban under the CS(MA) Rules, 1944 or CGHS Rules for reimbursement of medical expenses incurred during the pregnancy of third child. However, Paternity Leave is not admissible if the employee has more than two surviving children vide OM, dated 16-7-1999 (now Rule 38-Aof CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972).