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7th CPC decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy

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Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) – Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy – Consolidated Instructions

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3

New Delhi, dated 13.08.2018

The General Managers(P)
All Zonal Railways & Production Units

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) – Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy – Consolidated Instructions

Please refer to Board’s letter of even number dated 12.10.2017 (RBE No.147/2017) followed by subsequent clarifications thereon regarding grant of CEA and Hostel Subsidy to Government employees on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Now, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training), vide their OM No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16/17.07.2018 (Copy enclosed) has issued consolidated instructions in supersession of all the earlier instructions on the subject of CEA and Hostel Subsidy to Government Servants. These instructions shall apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway Employees with effect from 1.7.2017.

These instructions on CEA and Hostel Subsidy are in supersession of all previous orders issued by the Ministry of Railways on the subject.

Please acknowledge receipt.

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(Ashutosh Garg)
Dy.Director Estt.(W)II
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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DoP&T Clarification on CEA, OTA, Honorarium, Leave etc

DoP&T Clarification on CEA, OTA, Honorarium, Leave etc

No.I-I 1020/1/2014-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Establishment (Allowance) Section
Questions Answer

Children Education Allowance

1    Whether reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is admissible for the:
(a)  Nursery/LKG/UKG as there is no provision of recognition of these classes in most of the States/UTs; Reimbursement is permissible only if the child is studying in a recognised educational institution. 
(b) Third child if either of the first two children is disabled to the extent that he/she cannot go to school; Reimbursement is allowed to only the two eldest surviving children of the Government servant except when the rd child birth results in multiple births or the 34 child is born due to failure of sterilization operation.
(c)The children borne out of second marriage or the children of second wife/husband in additions to children from first marriage;  Reimbursement is allowed to only the two eldest surviving children of the Government servant.
(d)Entitlement of number of Note Books. Reimbursement is permissible for any number of note books as may be prescribed by the recognised educational institution.
OTA/NDA
2 The reasons for not enhancing rates of OTA/NDA The 5th and the 6m Central pay Commission did not recommend enhancement of rates of OTAJNDA.

Honorarium/Fee

3 Whether honorarium is payable to the Chairperson/members of the DPC and also such other /departmental Committees, viz., Committee on Sexual Harassments at work place, etc.? In terms of the provisions of FR46 (b), the central government may grant or permit a government servant to receive an honorarium as remuneration for work performed which is occasional or intermittent in character and either so laborious or of such special merit as to justify a special reward. Except when special reasons, which should be recorded in writing, exist for a departure    from   this  provision,
sanction to the grant or acceptance of an honorarium should not be given unless the work has been undertaken with the prior consent of the Central Government and its account has been settled in advance.
Guidelines    for     payment   of Honorarium under FR 46 (b) have already been laid down inter alia vide this Department’s OM No. 17011/9/85- Est. (AL), dated 23.12.1985     and   OMNo.
17020/1/91-  Estt.   (AL), dated 18.11.1991.  It has also  been clarified that no honorarium should be granted for temporary increases in work.
4 Whether retention of “Fee” for delivering lectures in Government/private bodies is permissible? As per para 6 of DoP&T’s O.M.
No.16013/1/79-Estl(AL)  datedI lth February, 1980, payments received by Government servants as income from books, articles, papers and lectures on literary, cultural, artistic, technological and scientific subjects including management sciences; will not be subject to crediting one-third of the amount to the general revenues
5. Establishment (Leave) Section:
Whether male Government servant, who is single parent, can be allowed Child Care Leave? No. CCL can be granted to female employees only.
6.    Whether Bond on Study Leave can be transferred from Central Government to State Government? No.  Bond    executed by the Government  servant  while proceeding on study leave cannot be transferred on  his/her appointment in State Government / PSU/ Autonomous bodies.
7.    What is the limit of leave encashment while availing LTC by dependents or spouse within the same block year? The Government  Servants governed by the CSS (Leave) Rules, 1972 and entitled to avail LTC may en-cash earned leave up to 10 days at the time of availing both types of LTCs., i.e., ‘Hometown’ and ‘Anywhere in India’. However, when the one and the same LTC is being availed of by the Government Servant and his family members separately in a block year, encashment of leave would be restricted to one occasion only.

(Narendra Gautam)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

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Clarification in respect of grant of Children Education Allowance: 7th CPC

7th CPC – Clarification in respect of grant of Children Education Allowance – PCDA Clarification

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command)
Cariappa Road, Cantt., Lucknow- 226002

No:- AN/IV/Circular/2018

Dated: 01/08/2018

To
All Sections of Main office All PAOs’ office
All AO/AAO GEs’ office
All AAO BSOs’ office
All IFAs’ office
All LAOs’/ALAOs’ office

Sub: Clarification in respect of grant of Children Education Allowance.
Ref.: GOI DOPT letter no. A-27012/02/2017-Estt (AL) dated 16th July 2018.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government to implement the recommendations made by VII Central Pay Commission, procedure for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance has been simplified. However, this Office has been receiving CEA bills without proper enclosures.

2 In view of the above, it has been decided to issue instructions regarding reimbursement of Children Education Allowance as under-

(a) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance can be claimed only for the two eldest surviving children with the exception that in case the second child birth results in twins/multiple birth. In case of failure of sterilization operation, the CEA/Hostel Subsidy would be admissible in respect of children born out of the first instance of such failure beyond the usual two children norm.

(b) The amount for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance will be Rs 2250/- per month (fixed) per child. This amount of Rs 2250/- is fixed irrespective of the actual expenses incurred by the Govt. Servant. In order to claim reimbursement of CEA, the Govt. servant should produce a certificate issued by the Head of the Institution for the period/year for which claim has been preferred. The certificate should should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. In case such certificate can not be obtained, self attested copy of the report card or self attested fee receipt (s) {including e-receipt(s)} confirming/indicating that the fee deposited for the entire academic year can be produced as a supporting document to claim CEA. The period/year means academic year i.e. twelve months of complete academic session.

(c) The CEA is admissible in respect of children studying from two classes before class one to 12th standard and also for the initial two years of a diploma/certificate course from Polytechnic/ITI/Engineering College, if the child purses the course after passing 10th standard and the Government servant has not been granted CEA in respect of the child for studies in 11th and 12th standards.

(d) In respect of schools/institutions at nursery, primary and middle level not affiliated to any Board of education, the reimbursement under the Scheme may be allowed for the children studying in a recognized school/institution. Recognized school/institution in this regard means a Government school or any education institution whether in receipt of Govt. Aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdication over the area where the institution/school is situated.

(e) In case of a Divyang child, studying in an institution i.e. aided or approved by the Central/State Govt. or UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities, the Children Education Allowance paid by the Govt. servant shall be reimbursed irrespective of whether the institution is recognized or not. In such cases the benefits will be admissible till the child attains the age of 22 years.

(Pritam Dutta)

Dy. Controller (AN)

Source: PCDA

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7th Pay Commission (7th CPC) Decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy

7th Pay Commission (7th CPC) Decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy

7th-Pay-Commission-Children-Education-Allowance-Hostel-Subsidy

7th CPC

No.A-270 12/02120 17-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
Dated: 17th July 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy – Consolidated instructions.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government to implement the recommendations made by the VII Central Pay Commission, this Department has issued an OM of even number dated 16-8-2017 revising the rates of CEA/Hostel Subsidy and simplifying the procedure for claiming reimbursement of the same. However this Department has been receiving various queries regarding CEA/Hostel Subsidy especially with regard to the applicability of various provision/instructions issued during sixth CPC regime/period. Further references have also been received regarding the difficulty being faced by some government employees in obtaining certificate of the Head of the

Institution as mentioned in this Department’s OM of even number dated 16-8-2017.

2. Keeping in view the above, it has been decided to issue consolidated instructions in supersession of all earlier OMs on the subject of Children Education Allowance and Hostel subsidy as under:-

a) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel subsidy can be claimed only for the two eldest surviving children with the exception that in case the second child birth results in twins/multiple birth. In case of failure of sterilization operation, the CEA/Hostel Subsidy would be admissible in respect of children born out of the first instance of such failure beyond the usual two children norm.

b) The amount for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will be Rs.2250/- per month (fixed) per child. This amount of Rs.2250/- is fixed irrespective of the actual expenses incurred by the Govt. Servant. In order to claim reimbursement of CEA, the Govt. servant should produce a certificate issued by the Head of the Institution for the period/year for which claim has been preferred. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. In case such certificate can not be obtained, self- attested copy of the report card or self attested fee receipt(s){including e-receipt(s)} confirming/indicating that the fee deposited for the entire academic year can be produced as a supporting document to claim CEA. The period/year means academic year i.e. twelve months of complete academic session.

c) The amount of ceiling of hostel subsidy is Rs.6750/- pm. In order to claim reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy for an academic year, a similar certificate from the Head of Institution confirming that the child studied in the school will suffice, with additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential

complex. In case such certificate cannot be obtained, self attested copy of the report card and original fee receipt(s)/e-receipt(s) which should indicate the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex can be produced for claiming Hostel Subsidy: The expenditure on boarding and lodging or the ceiling of Rs.6750/- as mentioned above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee as Hostel Subsidy. The period/year will mean the same as explained above in clause (b) of this para.

d) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for Divyaang children of government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates of CEA prescribed above in clause (b) i.e. Rs.4500/- per month (fixed).

e) The above rates/ceiling would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

f) The Hostel Subsidy and Children Education Allowance can be claimed concurrently.

g) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.

h) The reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy will be done just once in a financial year after completion of the financial year.

i) Hostel subsidy is applicable only in respect of the child studying in a residential educational institution located at least 50 kilometers from the residence of the Government servant.

j) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy shall have no nexus with the performance of the child in his class. In other words, even if a child fails in a particular class, the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy shall not be stopped. However, if the child is admitted in the same class in another school, although the child has passed out of the same class in previous school or in the mid-session, CEA shall not be reimbursable.

k) If a Government servant dies while in service, the Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible in respect of his/her children subject to observance of other 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, Port 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 Government servant was working prior to his death and will be regulated by the other conditions, laid down in this OM.

I) In case of retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service, 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 government servant worked prior to these events and will be regulated by the other conditions laid down in this OM.

m) The upper age limit for Divyaang children has been set at 22 years. In the case of other children the age limit will be 20 years or till the time of passing 12th class whichever is earlier. There shall be no minimum age.

n) Reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy shall be applicable for children from class nursery to twelfth, including classes eleventh and twelfth held by Junior Colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Boards of Education.

0) CEA is allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning” subject to other conditions laid down herein.

p) The CEA and Hostel Subsidy is admissible in respect of children studying from two classes before class one to 12th standard and also 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 and the Government servant has not been granted CEA/ Hostel Subsidy in respect of the child for studies in I1th and 12th standards.
q) In respect of schools/institutions at nursery, primary and middle level not affiliated to any Board of education, the reimbursement under the Scheme may be allowed for the children studying in a recognized school/institution. Recognized school/institution in this regard means a Government school or any education institution whether in receipt of Govt. Aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution/school is situated.

r) In case of a Divyaang child studying in an institution i.e. aided or approved by the Central/State Govt. or UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities, the Children Education Allowance paid by the Govt. servant shall be reimbursed irrespective of whether the institution is ‘recognized’ or not. In such cases the benefits will be admissible till the child attains the age of 22 years.

s) The CEA is payable for the children of all Central Government employees including citizens of Nepal[ and Bhutan, who are employees of Government of India, and whose children are studying in the native place. However, a certificate may be obtained from the concerned Indian Mission that the school ‘ is recognized by the educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.

t) The Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible to a Govt. servant while he/she is on duty or is under suspension or is on leave (including extra ordinary leave). Provided that during any period which is treated as ‘dies non’ the Govt. servant shall not be eligible for the CEA/Hostel subsidy for that period.

3. These above instructions would come into effect from 1st July, 2017.

Hindi version follows.

(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 26164316

To
1. Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.
2. NIC with a request to upload the OM on the website of DoPT.

Source: DoPT

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Grant of Children Education Allowance to the railway employees implementation of Board’s decision – problems

Need Uniform Format to Claim Children Education Allowance – NFIR

NFIR writes to Railway Board to issue proper unifrom format to claims for reimbursement of CEA to avoid delay…

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055

Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No.I/13(a)

Dated: 04/06/2018

Sub: Grant of Children Education Allowance to the railway employees implementation of Board’s decision – problems – reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s RBE No.147/2017 letter No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3 dated 12/10/2017.

Pursuant to Government decision on the recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission, the DoP&T vide No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16/08//2017 had issued instructions revising the amount for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy. The Railway Board vide RBE No.147/2017 dated l2th Oct, 2017 has issued corresponding instructions to the General Managers for ensuring payment of Children Education Allowance & Hostel Subsidy at revised rates from 01/07/2017.

On Zonal Railways, the staff are facing much inconvenience on account of non-issuance of proper proforma/format for preferring claims, consequently the reimbursement is delayed and claims continued to remain pending due to queries being raised at different levels. It is further learnt that the Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway and Central Railway have issued proforma/format which are however not common. Other Zonal Railways have not at all issued proforma for preferring the claims. It has however been found that the Eastern Railway Administration has not only circulated format, but also issued JPO.

NFIR is of the view that it would be necessary to bring reimbursement to avoid delay as well staff grievances.

NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to arrange to issue proper format to enable the employees to prefer claims without hassles together with certificate from the Heads of the Institutions. Such uniform format will be advantageous to the Railway Administration as well to staff who are entitled for reimbursement of Children Education allowance/Hostel Subsidy.

Yours faithfully,
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(Dr M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Amount Fixed for Reimbursement of CEA Rs.2250 per month

Amount fixed for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will be Rs. 2250/- per month

No.A-27023/3/2014/2017-Estt.(AL)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

 Old JNU Compus, New Delhi,
Dated: 9th May, 2018

Sub:- Clarification in respect of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Ministry of Railways O.M. No.E(W)2014/ED-2/3 dated 18.04.2018 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the amount fixed for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will be Rs. 2250/- per month. This amount of Rs. 2250 is fixed irrespective of the actual expenses incurred by the Govt. Servant.

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(Sandeep Saxena)

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: AIRF

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Clarification on Children Education Allowance – DOP

Clarification on Children Education Allowance – DOP

F.No.33-03/2017-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division/P.A.P. Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated 27 Apr, 2018

To
All Heads of Circles.

Sub: Clarification on Children Education Allowance.

I am directed to refer to Ministry of Personnel & Training O.M. No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31st October 2017 on the above subject, number of references have been received on payment of Children Education Allowance on the instruction received vide above letter u/r,

2. Ministry of Personnel & Training issued orders vide O.M.No.A.27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31st October 2017 is unambiguours and clearly spells out the procedures as well as the conditions attached to drawal of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.

2. O.M.No. dated 31.10.2017 clearly mentioned that the rest of the conditions will be the same as stipulated vide O.M.No.12011/04/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 11.09.2008.

3. O.M.No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt(AL) dated 16.08.2017 which had instructions issued in supersession of DoPT OM No. dated 28.04.2014 clearly states that the fixed amount for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance will be Rs.2250/- and also says that, a Certificate form the head of Institution, where the ward of Government employees studies will be sufficient for this purpose. The Certificate should confirm that the Child studied in the school during the previous academic year.

This if for kind information and further necessary action in this regard.

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(K.V.Vijayakumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt)

Source: FNPO

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7th CPC CEA: Total Claim for Academic Year 2017-18

7th CPC CEA: Total Claim for Academic Year 2017-18

Children Education Allowance: CEA is paid to government employees to take care of schooling and hostel requirements of their children. Before VI CPC recommendations, the scheme was known as Children Education Assistance and provided at the following rates:

Component Class 1 – X Class XI-XII Requirement
Reimbursement of Tuition Fee  40 50
Reimbursement of Tuition Fee for Disabled and mentally retarded children 100 100
Children Education Allowance 100 100 In case the government employee is compelled to send his child to a school away from the Station of his posting
Hostel Subsidy 300 300 In case the employee is obliged to keep his children in a hostel away from the Station of his posting and residence on account of transfer.

 

The VI CPC rationalized the structure to the following:

Component Recommended rate Remarks
Children Education Allowance  Rs.1500 pm  Whenever DA increases by 50%, CEA shall increase by 25%
Hostel Subsidy  Rs.4500 pm  Whenever DA increases by 50%, Hostel Subsidy shall increase by 25%

 

7th Pay Commission recommended as follows:

Component Recommended rate (pm) Remarks
Children Education Allowance  Rs.1500 x 1.5 = 2250  Whenever DA increases by 50%, CEA shall increase by 25%
Hostel Subsidy  Rs.4500 x 1.5 = 6750 (ceiling)  Whenever DA increases by 50%, Hostel Subsidy shall increase by 25%

The allowance will continue to be double for differently abled children.

Simplification of Procedure for Reimbursement: This is a major area of concern. Many representations have been received by the Commission wherein employees have stated that due to cumbersome procedures, reimbursement has been held up for years. Another issue is the kind of voucher which will be accepted and which kind of voucher will not. The issue has been examined, and the apprehensions expressed are not without merit.

It is recommended that reimbursement should be done just once a year, after completion of the financial year (which for most schools coincides with the Academic year). For CEA, a certificate from the head of institution where the ward of government employee studies should be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year.

For Hostel Subsidy, a similar certificate from the head of institution should suffice, with the additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex. The amount of expenditure mentioned, or the ceiling as mentioned in the table above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee.

The Central Government has decided and notified the allowance shall be admissible with effect from 1st July, 2017.

The total re-imbursement amount can be claimed per child per year:

Re-imbursement Per Child Per Year
M/Y CEA HS DAC
Apr-17 1500 4500 3000
May-17 1500 4500 3000
Jun-17 1500 4500 3000
Jul-17 2250 6750 4500
Aug-17 2250 6750 4500
Sep-17 2250 6750 4500
Oct-17 2250 6750 4500
Nov-17 2250 6750 4500
Dec-17 2250 6750 4500
Jan-18 2250 6750 4500
Feb-18 2250 6750 4500
Mar-18 2250 6750 4500
Total 24750 74250 49500

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Guidelines for Submission of Children Education Allowance Claim

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE CLAIM

 

1. CEA rate from Apr 17 to Jun 17 is Rs 1500/- PM (required to submit School fees receipt and bills).

 

2. CEA rate from Jul 17 to Mar 18 is Rs 2250/- PM (Fixed amount no need to submit receipts / bills).

 

3. For Hostel Subsidy the rate is Rs 6750/- PM w.e.f. 01 Jul 17.

 

4. CEA for Specially Abled Children is Rs 4500/- PM w.e.f. 01 Jul 17.

 

5. For claiming CEA submit a certificate issued by Head of Institution / School.

 

6. For Hostel Subsidy similar certificate required with additional information about expenditure towards boarding and lodging in the residential complex.

 

7. Re-imbursement of CEA forms are given below.

 

Download CEA Application with  Guidelines

PROFORMA FOR RE-IMBURESMENT OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

Source: Confederation

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NFIR: Educational Assistance to College-going children of Non-Gazetted Railway Board Staff

Educational Assistance to College-going children of Non-Gazetted Railway Board Staff

NFIR

Railway Women’s Welfare Central Organisation
Room No.267, Rail Bhavan, New Delhi-110001

Phone No. 23387107

President: Mrs.Arunima Lohani
Secretary: Mrs.Rashmi Ranjan
Treasurer: Mrs.Meena Mathur

No.27/RWWCO/E.A.

Dated 14th March, 2018

Sub: Educational Assistance to College-going children of Non-Gazetted Railway Board Staff.

The Railway Women’s Welfare Central Orgnisation proposes to grant Educational Assistance to the wards of Non-Gazetted Staff of Railway Board, pursuing 3-Year Degree/Diploma and Post-Graduate Courses as also post-Matriculation Technical Certificate/Vocational Training/Nursing and Secretarial Courses.

The quantum of assistance and the number of students to whom assistance will be granted would be decided by the Management Council of RWWCO.

The assistance will be given on the basis of the scholastic record of the student and will be sanctioned for the Academic Year 2016-17. Minimum marks obtained in the last publiec examination should be 60% in aggregate in case of children of MTS(erst-while Group- staff) and 80% in case of other classes of Non-Gazetted Staff.

Desirous Non-Gazetted staff whose children are studying for regular Degree Courses and other courses mentioned above may submit their applications in the proforma available in RB(W)-I Branch, Room No.267, Conference Hall, Rail Bhavan, to the Secretary, RWWCO latest by 13th April, 2018.

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(RASHMI RANJAN)
Secretarty/RWWCO)

Source: NFIR

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Reimbursement of Tuition Fee

Clarification on Reimbursement of Tuition Fee and Hostel Charges provided to the children of Armed Forces Officers / PBORs missing / disabled / killed in action

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO:5354
ANSWERED ON: 28.03.2018

Reimbursement of Tuition Fee

RAJAN BABURAO VICHARE
Will the Minister of

DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has curtailed the reimbursement of tuition and hostel fees provided to the children of working and retired armed forces personnel including martyred, disabled and missing soldiers / officers;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor along with the likely saving in Government exchequer as a result thereof;
(c) whether servicemen and ex-servicemen are distressed by the Government decision;
(d) if so, whether the Government proposes to reconsider the decision; and
(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a) Yes, Madam.

(b) The combined amount of tuition fee and hostel charges provided to the children of Armed Forces Officers / PBORs missing / disabled / killed in action has been capped at Rs.10,000 p.m. in accordance with the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) as accepted by the Government.

Keeping in view that both the number of students and the tuition / hostel fee are open-ended, no fixed / uniform amount of savings can be indicated. Out of total reported 2679 students during the year 2017-18, 193 students have been reported to be drawing more than the capped amount of tuition / hostel fee and savings have been reported to be Rs.3.20 crore (Approximately).

(c) Representations have been received for removal of cap of Rs.10,000 p.m. on combined amount of tuition fee / hostel charges from some of the affected beneficiaries.

(d) & (e): The Government has decided to continue the educational concession without the cap of Rs.10,000 p.m.

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Source: Lok Sabha

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Cap On educational Concession to Children of Missing/Disabled/Killed Soldiers Removed – MoD Orders

Cap On educational Concession to Children of Missing/Disabled/Killed Soldiers Removed – MoD Orders

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

22-March-2018 15:49 IST

Cap On educational Concession to Children of Missing/Disabled/Killed Soldiers Removed

Government has decided to continue educational concessions to the children of Armed Forces Officers/Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs)/Missing/Disabled/ Killed in Action without the cap of Rs. 10,000 per month.

Ministry of Defence had persuaded the Finance Ministry twice in this regard, which is agreed upon by the latter.

The above educational concession will be admissible only for undertaking studies in a government/government aided schools/educational institutes, Military/Sainik Schools and other schools or colleges recognised by the Central or State Governments including the autonomous organisations financed entirely by the Central/State Governments.

Source: PIB

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Guidelines for Payment of Children Education Allowance as per 7th CPC

Guidelines for Payment of Children Education Allowance as per 7th CPC
South Eastern Railway

No.SER/P-CKP/IPAS/CEA/7th CPC/18
Office of the Sr. Divl. Personnel Officer,
Chakradharpur,
Dated: 08.02.2018

To, All Concerned  of CKP Division.

Sub: Guidelines for Payment of Children Education Allowance as per 7th CPC.

Ref: 1) Rly Board’s letter No.E(W) 2008/ED-2/4 Dated 01.10.2008.

2) RIY Board’s letter No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3 Dated-12.10.2017.

In terms of RBE NO.147/2017 vide Railway Board’s letter No.E(W) 2017/ED-2/3 Dated- 12.10.2017, the mode of application and of Children Education Allowance has been modified. Accordingly, it has decided to adopt the following procedure as per new methodology for payment of CEA re-imbursement as under:

1) Application Procedure:

1) The amount fixed re-imbursement of CEA shall be Rs.2250 PM and Rs.6750 PM Hostel subsidy w.e.f. 01.01.2017

2) The above allowance will be double for Disabled children.

3) The application for re-imbursement shall be done after the completion of the evry financial year i.e. application for FY 2017-18 will be made on or after 01.04.2018. Draft format of application is placed below at Annexure ‘A’ for approval.

4) The application for re-imbursement shall contain a bonafide Certificate from the Head of Institution, where the ward of government employees studies, will be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. Draft format of certificate to be obtained from Head of Institution is placed below at Annexure ‘B’ for approval.

5) The Bonafide certificate to ensure that the child has studied in the school in that Financial year should be issued as per the prescribed format only and that may or may not be necessarily in the School Letter Head.

6) Similarly for claiming Hostel Subsidy, a certificate from Head of Institution will suffice, with additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex. So that the amount of expenditure incurred, or the ceiling as mentioned above, whichever is lower shall be paid to the employee.

7) If the both the Spouses are Government employee, the applicant should declare his/her spouse has not claimed the allowance, and will be liable to be taken under D&AR if it is found to be false at later date.

8) All other eligibility criteria’s, terms & conditions as given by Railway Board time-to-time shall remain in force for re-imbursement of CEA.

II) Schedule of Payment and forwarding of application:

1) The complete application alongwith all necessary enclosures should reach Sr.DPO’s office or Bill Compiling Unit by 15th May of every next financial year i.e. application for claims of 2017-18 should be submitted by 10.05.2018.

2) The CEA claims shall be eligible for the first two (02) surviving children whose name are included in the Family composition i.e. Pass declaration & register, Form-6 of the employee and in IPAS family details also. Before submitting an application for CEA, the concerned employee should ensure that his/her child’s name is included in the family composition records available with ‘P’ Branch or Unit. The Bill dealer should also ensure that the entire family composition of the claimant has been entered in the IPAS family details modules.

3) The applications as received from the Units, the respective Bill dealers will scrutinize the application and make necessary entries in IPAS CEA module by 10th June of every year and forward the same to associated Accounts for vetting and similarly accounts will vet the CEA by 10th July of the year.

4) The vetted CEA shall be uploaded in Pay Roll system in the salary payment for the month of July of the year. If sufficient funds are not available, the payment shall be in the consequent month whenever the funds are available.

5) Belated application shall be processed separately for arranging payment in the subsequent months.

6) It would be the primary responsibility of the Unit In-charge/Supervisor to collect the CEA applications alongwith necessary Bonafide certificates and Hostel subsidy receipts from the employees under their control and forward the same to Sr.DPO’s office or Bill compiling unit by 15th May duly certifying the family composition details available in Pass declaration/register. The all consolidated CEA applications shall be accepted only with proper forwarding/covering letter and the applications should not be forwarded in piece meal manner.

NB: The CEA & Hostel Subsidy claims from April-17 to June-17 shall payable at the old rates as per 6th CPC and new rates of 7th CPC shall be applicable from July-17 onwawrds.

This has the approval of Sr.DPO/CKP and Sr.DFM/CKP.

sd/-
Asstt. Personnel Officer
For Sr.Divl. Personnel Officer
Chakradharpur

Source: http://www.ser.indianrailways.gov.in

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Railways: Children Education Allowance for the year 2017-2018

New Methodology of Application and Schedule of Payment towards Children Education Allowance

SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

Divisional Office
Personnel Department,
Mysore-570 001

Dated: 05.03.2018

No.Y/P. 483/Gen/Bills

Sub: Children Education Allowance for the year 2017-2018.

Ref: 1. Rly. Bds letter No.E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 01.10.2008
2. Rly. Bds letter No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3 dated 12.10.2017 (RBE No. 147/2017)

Railway Board has communicated the revised rates for Children Education Allowance (CEA) and the new method of application and payment/reimbursement of CEA, vide letter under reference, as per the Board’s letter are as under:

1. The amount fixed for reimbursement of CEA will be Rs. 2250/- om., and Rs.6750/- pm for Hostel Subsidy.

2. The reimbursement will be done just once a year, i.e. after completion of the financial year.

3. For reimbursement of CEA, a Certificate from the Head of the Institution, where the ward of the government employee studies, will be sufficient. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. (Proforma-I enclosed)

4. However, for hostel subsidy, a similar certificate from the Head of the Institution with additional requirement regarding amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex are to be furnished. (RBE No. 147/2017). The amount of expenditure mentioned, or the ceiling, Rs.6,750/- pm, whichever is lower shall be paid to the employee. Employees are required to be submitted bonafide certificate for hostel subsidy as per the proforma-II enclosed.

5. Hostel subsidy is reimbursable only in case of child studying in a residential school and staying in hostel of the said residential school.

6. The allowance will be double for differently abled children. (RBE No. 10/2018)
Scheduled for payment of CEA for the year 2017-18:

1. Applications for reimbursement/payment of CEA will be collected after the completion of financial year 2017-18 i.e. from 01.04.2018 up to 15.05.2018.

2. The received applications will be scrutinised and processed for sanction and vetting from Associate Finance through online i.e. on IPAS.

3. To ensure that the child/ward has studied during the academic Year, a bonafide Certificate from the school has to be obtained as per the prescribed proforma-I enclosed. This can also be in any format given by the school.

4. If both the spouses are Government servants, the applicant should declare that His/her spouse has not claimed the allowance, and will be liable for action under D & AR if it is found to be false at a later date.

5. Claims shall be admissible only for the First two surviving children whose names are included in the Family Composition. Before submitting an application for CEA, every employee should ensure that his/her child’s name is included in the Family Composition Certificate which was sent to Personnel Department for scanning and uploading to IPAS system or else such claims will not be processed.

6. It is also necessary to enclose the copy of employee’s Family Composition Details along with CEA application duly certified by the concerned supervisory officials.

7. The supervisory officials are requested to collect the applications of the employees working under them with bonafide certificates or original fee receipts/cash bills for hostel subsidy and forward the same to this Office in a one bunch under a covering letter duly listing the names for further process. Applications without covering letter shall not be entertained.

8. CEA application can also be downloaded from SWR website i.e. www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in on the following link:- About us -> Division -> Mysuru -> Personnel Branch -> Forms to download.

This has the approval of Competent Authority

sd/-
(BUBBLE YADAV)
DPO/I/MYS
For Sr.DPO/MYSURU

Source: http://www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in/

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7th CPC : Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3

New Delhi, Dated: 25-01-2018

The General Manager (P);
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 12.10.2017 circulating therewith Office Memorandum No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017 of the Deptt. of Personal & Training (DOP&T) containing revised policy instructions on Children Education Allowance admissible to Government servants based on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission.

2. Deptt. of Personnel & Training has now issued another OM No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31.08.2017 regarding reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees. A copy of the said O.M. is enclosed herewith.

The aforesaid instructions of the DOP&T may be adopted mutatis-mutandis in respect of railway employees.

sd/-
(Sunil Kumar)
Director Estt. (Welfare)
Railway Board

Source: Railway Board

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FORMAT OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

Children Education Allowance : Format of Certificate from School

FORMAT OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

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Grant of Children Education Allowance to two children in case of first child being totally mentally disabled

Grant of Children Education Allowance to two children in case of first child being totally mentally disabled

No.I/13(a)

Dated: 18/12/2017

Dr.Jitendra Singh,
Hon’ble Minister of State Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,
North Block,
New Delhi-l10001

 

Respected Sir,
Sub: Grant of Children Education Allowance to two children in case of first child being totally mentally disabled-reg

 

Complaints continued to be received by the Federation from those central Government employees in general and Railway employees in particular, who, unfortunately, have been graced with 1st child (out of three living children) being mentally retarded/disabled and is not able to receive education even at school level due to his/her physical/mental infirmity while other two children of those employees who are normal in all respects and are receiving education at school/college levels, but however, the Children Education Allowance is allowed only in respect of one child. On scrutiny of available instructions and answers to Frequently Asked Questions circulated by the

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) vide O.M. No.I-11020/1/2014-Estt (AL) dated…….., it is seen that the above cases are not covered for payment of Children Education Allowance to two children, as a result payment of Children Education Allowance to the 3rd ward is denied citing the plea that CEA/Hostel Subsidy is payable only to the eldest surviving children of the employees inspite of valid justification.

 

NFIR however is of the view that the genuine cases of these type have never been brought to the notice of the Government (DoP&T and MoF) for consideration despite the fact that there is sufficient justification to allow CEA/Hostel Subsidy to two children in view of special circumstances as explained in first para above. Federation contends that the stipulation for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy presently existing, needs to be reviewed and relaxed suitably so that any to surviving children out of three of the Government employee are eligible for grant of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy particularly in those cases where eldest or second eldest out of the three differently abled/mentally retarded and not in a position to receive education under any circumstances.

 

Federation therefore, requests the Hon’ble Minister to kindly intervene and see that extant instructions are suitably relaxed soon by the DoP&T for allowing re-imbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy to two school/college going children out of three when one of whom is totally disabled.

 

Action taken in the matter may kindly be advised to the Federation.

Yours sincerely,
sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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7th CPC Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

7th CPC Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

7th-CPC-Children-Education-Allowance

F.No.33-03/2017-PAP

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
(ESTABLISHMENT DIVISION)/PAP SECTION

DAK BHAWAN, SANSAD MARG,
NEW DELHI – 110 001
8th  Nov. 2017

To
ALL HEADS OF CIRCLES,
ALL GM (PAF)/DAS (P),
ALL DIRECTORS POSTAL STAFF COLLEGE INDIA/PTCs.

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of extracts of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Person6e1 & Training’s Office Memorandum No.27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31.10.2017 on the subject cited above for kind information and further necessary action in this regard.

Encl: As above.

S/d,
(Narender Prakash)
Section Officer (PAP)

No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and P&PW
Department of Personnel & Training

 

Block-IV, Old JNU Camws,
New Delhi
Dated: 31.10.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0.M.No.12011/04/2008- Estt(AL) dated 11-9-2008 and O.M. No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16/08/2017 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates prescribed. The annual ceiling fixed for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees is now Rs.54,000/-. The rest of the conditions will be the same as stipulated vide 0.M.No.12011/04/2008-Estt(AL) dated 11-9-2008,

2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

3. Hindi version follows.

S/d,
(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 26164316

To

Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.
NIC with a request to upload the OM on the website of DoPT

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CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE, Hostel Subsidy Claims & Travelling Allowance Entitlement: PCDA’s instructions

CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE, Hostel Subsidy Claims & Travelling Allowance Entitlement: PCDA’s instructions

“CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE:

As specified in the Govt. letter No. 1(23) / 2017 / D(Pay/ Services) dated 15/09/2017, reimbursement of CEA is to be claimed once in a year, after completion of the Financial Year based on certificate from the Head of the Institution, where the ward of the employee is studying.

HOSTEL SUBSIDY:

Similar procedure is to be applied for Hostel Subsidy. The certification from the Head of Institute should also mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the Govt servant towards boarding and lodging.

These orders are applicable from 01/07/2017.

Claims on account of CEA & Hostel Subsidy w.e.f. 01/07/2017 may be forwarded after completion of the financial year.

Claims already submitted for the period 01/07/2017 onwards are being returned unsanctioned.

TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE ENTITLEMENTS:

GoI, MoD letter No. 12630/TA/DA/Mov C dated 15th September 2017 regarding provisions relating Travelling Allowance Entitlements, are effective from 01/07/2017.

Service Personnel, who had undertaken tours and had been transferred between 01 / 07 / 2017 and the date of issue of these orders i.e. 15th Sep 2017 and whose TA/ DA claims have been settled with reference to their earlier entitlements as per 6th CPC, may submit supplementary claims based on their revised entitlement as per 7th CPC.”

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7th Pay Commission Grant of Children Education Allowance

Clarification orders on Children Education Allowance – DOPT issued on 31.10.2017

Children-Education-Allowance-DoPT

Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of children Education Allowance.

No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government Of India
Ministry Of Personnel, Public Grievances and P&PW
Department Of Personnel & Training

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
Dated: 31st October,2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of children Education Allowance.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M.No.12011/04/2008-Estt(AL) dated 11-09-2008 and O.M.No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16-08-2017 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled Children of government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates prescribed. The annual ceiling fixed for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees is now Rs.54,000/- The rest of the conditions will be the same as stipulated vide O.M.No.12011/04/2008-Estt(AL)dated 11-09-2008.

2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July,2017.

Hindi version follows.

sd/-
(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Government Of India

Source: www.dopt.gov.in

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