Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pension
(Department of Personnel & Training)
New Delhi,the 30th December,2010
Sub: Children Education Allowance Scheme- Clarification
Subsequent to issue of this Department OM No.12011/2008-Estt (Allowance) dated 02/09/2008 and clarification OMs dated 11/11/2008, 23/11/2009 and OM No.12011/16/2009-(Allownace) dated 13/11/2009 on the Children Education Allowance (CEA) Scheme, this Department has been receiving references from various Departments, seeking furrther clarification.
|(i). Whether CEA is admissible to a Government Servant who ceases |
to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal
from service in the course of an
academic year ?
|CEA/hostel subsidy shall be admissible till |
the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceased to be in service
due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or
removal from service in the course of an
The payment shall be made by the office in
which the Govt. servant worked prior to
these events and will be regulated by the
conditions laid down under CEA scheme.
|(ii). Whether Children of a |
Government servant who dies
while in service are still eligible for reimbursement under the new CEA scheme?
|If a Government servant dies while |
, the Children Education Allowance or
hostel subsidy shall be admissible in
of his/her children subject to observance
conditions for its grant provided the
wife/husband of the deceased is not
employed in service of the Central Govt.
, State Government, Autonomous Body, PSU, Semi-Government Organization such as Municipality,
Post Trust Authority or any other organization partly or fully funded by the
Central Govt/State Governments.
In such cases the CEA/Hostel Subsidy
shall be payable to the children till
such time the employee would have
actually received the same, subject to the condition that other terms and
conditions are fulfilled. The payment
shall be made by the office in which
the Govt. servant was working prior
to his death and will be regulated
by the other condition laid down under
|iii) Whether any upper age limit |
of the children has been
prescribed for ciaming CEA?
Whether CEA can be allowed in
case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance
Learning”? If so the age limit
prescribed for the same.
|The upper age limit for disabled |
children has been set at the age of
22 years. In the case of other children
the age limit will now be 20 years or
till the time of passing 12th class
which ever is earlier. Cases where
reimbursement have been already made,
in respect of children above this age may
not be reopened. It has also been decided
that CEA may henceforth be allowed
in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning”
subject to other condition prescribed
|iv) What is the definition of |
the terms ‘two sets 0f uniform’
which occur in para1(e) of our
O.M. dated 2.9.08. What is the
definition of ‘one set of shoes’?
|It is clarified that ‘one set of shoes’ would |
mean one pair of shoes and ‘two sets of
uniform’ would mean two sets of uniform prescribed by the school in which the child is studying. A set of uniform will include all
items of clothing prescribed for a day,
as uniform by the school. Reimbursement
allowed for two sets of such uniform
irrespective of the colours /winter/
summer/ PT uniform
|(v) What is the definition of|
‘station’ for the purpose of hostel
|It is clarified that for the purpose of|
hosted subsidy, station would be
demarcated by the first three digits
of the PIN Code of the area where the Government Servant is posed and/or
residing’. ‘The first three digits of
the PIN Code indicate a Revenue District
|(vi) Whether fee paid 10 organizations/institutions other |
than the school or fee paid to
private tutors for purposes
mentioned in para 1(e) of the
OM dated 2.9.2008 is reimbursable?
|No. It is clarified that the term ‘fee’ |
contained in the para 1(e) of the OM
dated 2.9.2008 would mean the fee
charted by the school directly
from the student.
(Simmi R. Nakra)