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The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) has considered the various representations regarding eligibility of reimbursement of fee charged by schools for teaching through audio-visual aids. It has been decided that such fee charged by schools for teaching through audio-visual aid is reimbursable as “fee” mentioned in Para 1 (e) of the OM Dated 02.09.2008.
Full text of the OM No. 12011/07/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 23.05.2012 is reproduced below :
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
New Delhi, Dated.23 rd May, 2012.
Subject: Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy-Clarification-
The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M.No.12011/03/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 2nd September, 2008 and subsequent clarification No.12011/08/2010-Estt.(AL) dated 30t h December, 2010 on the above subject and to say that this Department has been receiving various references seeking clarification whether fee charged by schools for teaching through audio-visual aids can be reimbursed. It is clarified that fee paid to the school for the use of any aid or appliances by the child is reimbursable. Hence, if fee is charged by the school for teaching through audio-visual tools, the same is reimbursable as “fee” mentioned in para 1(e) of the O.M. mentioned above.
( Vibha G. Mishra)