New Delhi, February , 21-02-2012.
Subject: Children Education Allowance-Clarification-
The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. NO.12011/03/2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September,2008, and subsequent clarifications issued from time to time on the subject cited above, and to state that various Ministries/Departments have been seeking clarifications on various aspects of the Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy. The doubts raised by various authorities are clarified as under:
|Sl. No||Point of reference/doubts||Clarification|
|1.||What constitute “Fee” as per para l (e) of the O.M. dated 2/9/2008 and whether fee paid for extra-curricular activities to some other institute and reimbursement of, school bags, pens/pencils, etc., Can be allowed? Is there any item-wise ceiling?||“Fee” shall mean fee paid to the school in which the child is studying, directly by the parents/ guardian for the items mentioned in para l (e) of the O.M. dated 2/9/2008. Reimbursement of school bags, pens/pencils, etc., may not be allowed. There is no item-wise ceiling.|
|2.||Whether reimbursement can be allowed in case the original receipts are misplaced and duplicate receipts are produced by the Government servant?||In case of misplacement of receipts given by the school/institution towards charges received from the parents/guardian, reimbursement may be allowed if the Government servant produces a duplicate receipt, duly authenticated by the school authorities. Receipts from private parties, other than the school, if misplaced shall not be entertained, even if a duplicate receipt is produced. Original receipts from school authorities need not be attested/countersigned/rubber stamped by the school authorities.|
|3.||Whether a Government servant is allowed to get 50% of the total amount subject to the overall annual ceiling in the first quarter and the remaining amount in third and or fourth quarter?||Reimbursement of 50% of the entitled amount for the academic year could be allowed in the first and/or second quarter and the remaining amount could be reimbursed in the third and/or fourth quarter. However the entitled amount can be reimbursed in the last quarter.|
|4.||It is provided that whenever the DA increases by 50% the CEA will increase by 25%. What shall be the date of effect of such enhancement?||Any enhancement in the ceiling of reimbursement per annum due to increase in DA by 50%,shall be applicable on pro-data basis from the date of increase in DA, subject to actual expenditure during the quarter.|