7th Pay Commission Hostel Subsidy for hostel located beyond a distance of 50 kilometres: Agenda Item 47th NC(JCM) Meeting
[Part of the Minutes of the 47th Meeting of National Council (JCM) held on 13th April, 2019 issued by DoPT vide OM No. 3/1/2019-JCA dated 13.06.2019]
6.4.12. Item No.23/19/NC-47 -Hostel Subsidy.
Staff Side stated that DoPT OM No. 12011/03/2008-Estt (Allowances) dated 02.09.2008, provides that the hostel subsidy will be reimbursed up to a maximum limit of Rs. 3000 per month per child subject to a maximum of two children and that both hostel subsidy and Children Education Allowance cannot be availed concurrently. However, in O.M dated 11.11.2008 it has been clarified that hostel subsidy means expenses incurred by the government servant if he has to keep his children in the hostel of a residential school away from the station at which he is posted/ or is residing. This restriction has neither been recommended nor was laid down by the government while accepting the relevant recommendation. Hostel subsidy should be granted to government servant who has kept his children in any hostel away from the station at which he is posted I or is residing. By way of another clarification in DoPT O.M. No. 12011/08/2011-Estt (AL) dated 30.12.2010 it has been clarified that for the purpose of hostel subsidy, station would be demarcated by the first three digit of the PIN Code of the area where the government servant is posted I residing which means the entire revenue district. This restriction may also be done away with so that government servant is allowed to reimburse hostel expenses on children living in hostel located away from the place where he is living I posted, may be in the same revenue district.
Reply of the Official Side :
Based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, the amount of ceiling of hostel subsidy has been revised upwaeds to Rs.6750/- p.m. Further, the CEA and hostel subsidy can now be claimed concurrently. Further, vide DoPT OM dated 31/5/2012, the term “Hostel Subsidy” would mean expenses incurred by the Government servant if he/she keeps his/her children in a hostel of a residential school/institution located beyond a distance of 50 kilometers from his/her residence. The PIN Code based reimbursement no longer exists. Hence, the demand of the Staff Side has been accepted.
This item may be treated as closed.
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