Clarification on Children Education Allowance
Government of India
Ministry of Personal, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personal & Training
New Delhi,the 23rd November, 2009
Subject: Clarification on Children Education Allownace
The Undersigned is directed to refer to DOPT & O.M. of eveb No.dated 2.92008 on the above subject. Para 1(c) of the said O.M says
“Reimbursement will be applicable for expenditure on the education of school going children only i.e. for children from classes nursery to twelfth including ‘classes eleventh and twelfth’ held by junior colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Board of Education”.
Various clarifications are being sought with regard to the definition of ‘nursery’ as the same is being called by different names in different institutions. This matter was considered in consultation with Ministry of Finance. It is declared that ‘classes nursery to twelfth’ will include classes I to XII + 2 classes prior to class I irrespective of the nomenclature.
It is further clarified that 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 recognised school/institution. Recognised school/institution in this regard means a Govt. school or any educational institution whether in receipt of Govt. aid or not, recognised by the Central or State Govt. or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognised educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the Institution is situated.
Hindi version will follow.
(simmi R. Nakra)