MoD has issued a clarification on Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy that DoPT OM dated 31st May, 2012 will be mutatis mutandis applicable to Armed Forces personnel. Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Deptt. of Personnel and Training) O.M.No.12011/07/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 31 May, 2012
Subject : Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy - Clarification.
2. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy.No.135/AG/PD dated 4.4.2013.
DOPT has issued following clarifications vide his No. No.12011/07/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 31-05-2012 regarding reimbursement of Children Education Allowance:
1. Hostel subsidy reimbursable if residential school/institution located beyond a distance of 50 km. Grant of hostel subsidy is not related to transfer liability of the Govt employee.
2. CEA/Hostel subsidy reimbursable for the initial two years of a diploma/ certificate course from Polytechnic/ ITI/ Engineering College if the child pursues the course after passing 10th standard.
Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training, No.12011/07/2011-Estt.(AL) New Delhi, May 31, 2012 [click here to see]
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