Children Education Allowance - Clarification

Posted by binu P Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Clarifications issued by DoPT regarding child education allowance.

No. 12011/08/2010- Estt(AL).

Dated: 30th December , 2010.


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No. 120 1 1/08/20 10-Estt. (AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, the 30Ih December 2010


Office Memorandum

Sub: Children Education Allowance Scheme – Clarification


Subsequent lo issue of this Departmen1 OM No. 12011  3 2008-Estt Allowance) dated 02/09/2008 and clarification OMs dated 11/11/2008, 23/11/2009 and OM NO. 12011/16/2009 - (Allowance) dated 13/11/2009 on the Children Education Allowance (CEA) scheme, this Department has been receiving references from various Departments, seeking further clarifications.  The doubts raised arc clarified as under:-


1. Whether CEA is admissible to a Government servant who ceases to be in service due to retirement 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 ceases to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year.
The payment shall be made by the office in which the Govt. Servant worked prior to these events and will be regulated by the other conditions laid down under CEA scheme.

2. Whether children of a Government servant who dies while in service are still eligible for reimbursement under the new CEA scheme ?

If a Govt. servant dies while in service , the children education allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible in respect of other conditions for its grant provided the wife/ husband of the deceased is not employed in service of the central govt, state govt, autonomous body, PSU, semi government organization such as Municipality, port Trust 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 other conditions laid down under CEA Scheme. 

3. Whether any upper age limit of the children has been prescribed for calming 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 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.

4. what is the definition of the terms ‘two sets of uniform’ which occur in parallel of our OM dated 02.09.2008. 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 may be allowed for two sets of such uniform irrespective of the colours /winter/summer/ PT uniform.

5. What is the definition of ‘station’ for the purpose of hostel subsidy ?

It is clarified that for the purpose of hostel subsidy, station would be demarcated by the first three digits of the PIN Code of the area where the Government servant is posted and/or residing’. The first three digits of the PIN code indicated a Revenue District.

6. Whether fee paid to organizations/ institutions other than the school or fee paid to private tutors for purposed 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 2.9.08 would mean the fee charged by the school directly from the student.


Simmy R Nakkra

Director (P&A)

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8 Responses to Children Education Allowance - Clarification

  1. s.k Says:
  2. Whether CEA is to be revised w.e.f. Jan,11 from 1ooo to 1250 without wating for formal orders of finance deptt.

  3. Anonymous Says:
  4. myself B,M. PARMAR from BHAVNAGAR\17.9.11

    I want to know about TERM FEE and EXAM. FEE. Whether both are reimbursable or not?
    pl. reply.

    my contact is at

  5. mithun Says:
  6. sir i have first time joined the central govt. service in Aug 2011. can i apply for C.E.A for the Quarter (April-June) and Quarter( july-september). my sons are studying in class I and II.

  7. Anonymous Says:

  9. Anonymous Says:
  10. sir my second daughter is studying in UKG in naval children school. Our department(central govt) is not sanctioning C E A for her saying kindergarden is not affliated to any board. Can I claim it please clarify.

    contact - mathew@trinityworld.in

  11. Anonymous Says:
  12. please reply

  13. Anonymous Says:
  14. Sir please claryfly that two set of uniform is:-
    we have a claim of two set of winter uniform and two sets of summer uniform and PT uniforms.
    how much pair of (one set) summer and winter uniforms for the acadmic year you have clear the one set of school shoes (one pair ) thats like a it is clear to two set means how much pair of uniforms summer and winter full uniforms
    my mailid : narendrakrcps@rediffmail.com

    Doordarshan Central purchase & Stores Asiad village sirifort New Delhi-110049 Mob: 9968291644

  15. Anonymous Says:
  16. I have two daughter and one son. Second daughter is totally mentally retired and is not able to walk/go to any school. I am drawing CEA reimbursement for my son. Whether I am eligible for drawing reimbursement of my son tuition fees. Pls reply my mail ID chaudharyjugal@Yahoo.com


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