Children Education Allowance – Some Doubts clarified by DOPT

No .12011/07(i)/2011-Estt(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, 21-02-2012.
Subject: Children
Education Allowance-Clarification
The undersigned is directed to
refer to Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M.
No.12011/03/2008—Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008, and subsequent
clarifications issued from time to time on the subject cited above, and to
state that various Ministries / Departments have been seeking clarifications on
various aspects of the Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy. The
doubts raised by various authorities are clarified as under:
Sl. No
Point of reference/doubts
What constitute “Fee” as per
para l (e) of the O.M. dated 2/9/2008 and whether fee paid for
extra-curricular activities to some other institute and reimbursement of,
school bags, pens/pencils, etc., Can be allowed? Is there any item-wise
“Fee” shall mean fee paid to
the school in which the child is studying, directly by the parents/ guardian
for the items mentioned in para l (e) of the O.M. dated 2/9/2008.
Reimbursement of school bags, pens/pencils, etc., may not be allowed. There
is no item-wise ceiling.
Whether reimbursement can be
allowed in case the original receipts are misplaced and duplicate receipts
are produced by the Government servant?
In case of misplacement of
receipts given by the school/institution towards charges received from the
parents/guardian, reimbursement may be allowed if the Government servant
produces a duplicate receipt, duly authenticated by the school authorities.
Receipts from private parties, other than the school, if misplaced shall not
be entertained, even if a duplicate receipt is produced. Original receipts
from school authorities need not be attested/ countersigned/ rubber stamped by
the school authorities.
Whether a Government servant
is allowed to get 50% of the total amount subject to the overall annual
ceiling in the first quarter and the remaining amount in third and or fourth
Reimbursement of 50% of the
entitled amount for the academic year could be allowed in the first and/or
second quarter and the remaining amount could be reimbursed in the third
and/or fourth quarter. However the entitled amount can be reimbursed in the
last quarter.
It is provided that whenever
the DA increases by 50% the CEA will increase by 25%. What shall be the date
of effect of such enhancement?
Any enhancement in the ceiling
of reimbursement per annum due to increase in DA by 50%, shall be applicable
on pro-data basis from the date of increase in DA, subject to actual
expenditure during the quarter.



  • Unknown 8 years ago

    Sir,can provide children education allowance to state government employees