Development Fee charged by Schools – Reimbursable under Children Education Allowance

The Department of Personnel and Training has come up with yet another clarification OM on Children education allowance payable to Central Government Employees

The sailent points clarified by DOPT on CEA are as follows.

  • Development Fee/Parents’ Contribution charged by the school/institution in lieu of tuition fee shall be reimbursed. The Government servant will have to certify to the effect that tuition fee has not been charged by the school/institution.
  • Fee charged directly by the school/institution for catering to the special needs of the child with disabilities, duly certified by the school authorities, shall be reimbursed
  • The minimum age of 5 years, stipulated earlier for disabled children, pursuing non-formal education or vocational training stands removed.
  • Therefore, there will be no minimum age for any child for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy.

The Office Memorandum No: 12011/07(ii)/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 21.02.2012, issued by DOPT for the above modifications is reproduced below.

No.12011/07(ii)/2011-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, 21-02-2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Children Education Allowance.

Subsequent to issue of Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. No.12011/03/2008—Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008 and clarifications issued from time to time on the subject cited above, a number of references have been received on certain aspects of Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy. After due consideration of the references, in consultation with the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, the following modifications/alterations are carried out with effect from the date of issue of this O.M. on pro-rata basis:

 

i. Development Fee/Parents’ Contribution charged by the school/institution in lieu of tuition fee shall be reimbursed. The Government servant will have to certify to the effect that tuition fee has not been charged by the school/institution.

ii. Fee charged directly by the school/institution for catering to the special needs of the child with disabilities, duly certified by the school authorities, shall be reimbursed in addition to items mentioned in para 1(e) of O.M. dated 2-9-2008. The school/institution shall be aided or approved by the Central/State Government/UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities.

iii. The minimum age of 5 years, stipulated in O.M. No.12011/03/2008—Estt.(Allowance) dated 11th November, 2008, for disabled children, pursuing non-formal education or vocational training stands removed. Henceforth, there will be no minimum age for any child for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy.

2. Cases where reimbursement has been made on the basis of earlier O.M, on the issues need not be reopened.

Hindi version will follow

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(Vibha G. Mishra)
Director

The Office Memorandums issued by DOPT and other departments on Children Education Allowance from time to time are as follows.

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