Clarification on Children Education Allowance Hostel Subsidy by DOPT – Reimbursement of Audio-visual aids fee.

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, Dated 23rd May, 2012

Subject : Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy-Clarification

     The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. No.12011/03/2008 Estt.(AL) dated 2nd September, 2008 and subsequent clarification No.12011/08/2010-Estt.(AL) dated 30th December, 2010 on the above subject and to say that this Department has been receiving various references seeking clarification whether fee charged by schools for teaching through audio-visual aids can be reimbursed. 
     It is clarified that fee paid to the school for the use of any aid or appliances by the child is reimbursable. Hence, if fee is charged by the school for teaching through audio-visual tools, the same is reimbursable as “fee” mentioned in para 1(e) of the O.M. mentioned above.

Source/Order: http://documents.doptcirculars.nic.in/D2/D02est/12011_07_2011-Estt-AL-23052012.pdf