Children Education Allowance
Government of India
Ministry of Personal, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personal & Training
New Delhi, February 21, 2012
Subject: Children Education Allowance
Subsequent to issue of Department of Personal & Training’s O.M No.12011/03/2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September,2008, and clarifications issued from time on the subject cited above, a number of references have been received on certain aspects of Children’s Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy. After due consideration of the references, in consultation with the ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, the following modifications/alterations are carried out with effect from the date of issue of this O.M. on pro-rats basis:
i. Development Fee/Parents’Contribution charged by the school/institution in lieu of tuition fee sha;; be reimbursed. The Government servant will have to certify to the effect that tuition fee has not been charged by the school/institution.
ii. fee charged directly by the school/institution for catering to the special needs of the child with disabilities, duly certified by the school authorities, shall be reimbursed in addition to items mentioned in para 1 (e) of O.M. dated 2.9.2008. The school/institution shall be aided or approved by the Central/State Government /UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities.
iii. The minimum age of 5 Years , Stipulated in O.M. No.12011/03/2008 Estt.(Allowance) dated 11th November, 2008, for disabled Children,Pursuing non-formal education or vocational training stands removed. Henceforth, there will be no minimum age for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy.
2. Cases where reimbursement has been made on the basis of earlier O.M. on the issues need not be reopened.
Hindi version will follow.
Vibha G. Mishra
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