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Railway has adopted Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy applicable to Central Government Employees to all Railway Employees after implementation of Sixth Pay Commission. After introducing this scheme in the year 2008, DOPT has provided clarifications on Children Education Allowance from to time. The previous gconnect article given below would give you the compilation of all OM’s relating to Children Education Allowance and a summary view developments so far in Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.
Now Railway in its recent order dated 31.08.2012 reproduced below has adopted all the clarifications of DOPT on Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy for Railway employees also.
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
New Delhi, Dated: 31/08/2012
The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways & PUs..
Sub : Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy – Clarification.
Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01.10.2008 followed by subsequent letters regarding revised policy instructions / clarifications on Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy admissible to Railway Servants, based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.
2. Further clarifications in the matter of reimbursement of Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy, have been issued by Department of Personnel & Training, the nodal Department, vide their OMs No.12011/07/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 23-05-2012 and 31-05-2012. The O.M. dated 23-05-2012 provides for reimbursement of fee charged by the school for teaching through audio-visual tools being covered under provision 1(e) of DOP&T O.M. dated 02-09-2008, circulated under Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01-10-2008.
3. Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. dated 31-05-2012 introduces the concept of distance between the residence and the hostel for reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy subject to fulfilling other conditions as laid down in their OMs dated 02-09-2008 and subsequent instructions thereon. It also provides for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy for the initial two year Diploma/Certificate Course from Polytechnic / ITl / Engineering College after Class X.
4. Above mentioned two OMs dated 23-05-2012 and 31-05-2012 of DOP&T are circulated as Annexure I & Annexure II for guidance of all concerned.
Please acknowledge receipt.
Source : www.indianrailways.gov.in