Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy: Clarification by Railway

Railway Board, Ministry of Railway has issued following clarifications regarding reimbursement of Children Education Allowance in concurrence with DoPT OM dated 23-05-2011 & 31-05-2011:
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.

The full text of Railway Board’s letter are reproduced here:-

RBE No.91/2012

PC-VI No. 298/2012,
Government of India
Ministry of Railway
(Railway Board)

No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4
New Delhi, Dated: 31-08-2012

The General. Manager (P),

All Indian Railways & PUs

Sub: Children Education Allowance/Hostel. Subsidy

Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01.10.2008
followed by subsequent letters regarding revised policy instructions /
clarifications on Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy admissible to
Railway Servants, based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.
2. Further clarifications in the matter of reimbursement of Children
Education Allowance/ Hostel Subsidy, have been issued by Department of Personnel
& Training, the nodal Department, vide their OMs No. 12011/07/2011-Estt,
(AL) dated 23-05-2012 and 31-05-2012. The O.M. dated 
23-05-2012 provides for
reimbursement of fee charged by the school for teaching through audio-visual
tools being covered under provision 1 (e) of DOP&T OM dated 02-09-2008,
circulated under Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01-10-2008.
3. Department of Personnel & Training’s 0.M, dated 31-05-2012 introduces
the concept of distance between the residence and the hostel for reimbursement
of Hostel Subsidy subject to fulfilling other conditions as
laid down in their OMs dated 02-09- 2008 and subsequent instructions
thereon. It also provides for reimbursement of Children Education
Allowance/Hostel Subsidy for the initial two year Diploma/Certificate Course
from Polytechnic/IIT/Engineering College after Class X.
4. Above mentioned two OMs dated 
23-05-2012 and 31-05-2012 of DOP&T are
circulated as Anneare I & Annexure II for guidance of all concerned.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Debasis Mazumar)
Director Estt.(Welfare)
Railway Board
Encl.-As above.

Source: NFIR

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