Children Education Allowance – DOPT issued clarification about Fee and Age limit

DOPT has issued clarification on reimbursement of Children Education Allowance vide OM No.12011/07(ii)/2011-Estt.(AL) dated  21-02-2012.

Main points :-

(i) Tution Fee: Development Fee/Parents’ Contribution charged by the school/institution in lieu of tuition fee shall be reimbursed. The Government servant will have to certify to the effect that tution fee has not been charged by the school/institution.

(ii) Fee for catering Fee charged directly by the school/institution for catering to the special needs of the child with disabilities, duly certified by the school authorities, shall be reimbursed in addition to items mentioned in para 1(e) of O.M. dated 2-9-2008. The school/institution shall be aided or approved by the Central/State Government/UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities.

iii) Minimum age limitThe minimum age of 5 years, stipulated in O.M. No.12011/03/2008—Estt.(Allowance) dated 11th November, 2008, for disabled children, pursuing non-formal education or vocational training stands removed. Henceforth, there will be no minimum age for any child for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy.

iv) Applicability: Cases where reimbursement has been made on the basis of earlier O.M, on the issues need not be reopened.

Source: www.persmin.nic.in