Clarification issued by Railways on Children Education Allowance

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 Allownance admissible to Railway Servants based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.

Now, DOPT vide Office Memorandum No: 21011/16/2009-Estt (AL) dated 17.06.2011 has issued certain clarifications related to reimbursement of Children Education Allowance admissible to Government employees. The same is circulated herewith for guidance of all concerned.

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) order No: E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 28.09.2011

This the Text of No: 21011/16/2009-Estt(AL) dated 17.06.2011 issued by DOPT

sub:clarification on Children Education Allowance.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DOPT O.M No: 12011/03/2008-Estt(Allowance) dated 02.09.2008 and Clarification O.M.No: 1201/16/2009-Estt (AL) dated 13.11.2009 on the Children Education Allowance (CEA) scheme this department has been receiving references from various Departements seeking further clarifications. The doubts raised ared clarified as under:-

(i) Whether Children Education Allowance would be admissible beyond two children due to failure of sterilization operation The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is admissible only for the first child born after fuilure of sterilization operation
(ii) Whether the admissible amount per child (Annual Ceiling of Rs.15,000/-) on account of CEA can be reimbursed in full in the first quarter of the financial/academic year itself It is clarified that a Government servant is allowed to get a 50% of the total amount subject to overall annual ceiling in the first quarter and the remaining amount in third and or fourth quarter. Front-loading of the entrire amount in the first and second quarters is not allowed. (ii) A Government servantt can claim full amount subject to the annual ceiling of Rs.15,000 in the last quarter