Latest Clarifications on Children Education Allowance

Many of us had doubts  whether we can claim the entire amount of  Children Education Allowance (CEA) in the first quarter of the academic year ?  The Department of Personnel and training (DOPT) has issued clarification on the following two points :

Question : (i) whether Children Education Allowance would be admissible beyond two children due to failure of sterilization operation. 

Clarification :  The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is admissible only for the first child born after failure of sterilization operation.

Question (ii): whether the admissible amount per annum per child (annual ceiling of Rs.15000/-) on account of CEA can be reimbursed in full in the first quarter of the financial/academic year itself ?

Clarification : It is clarified that 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. Frontloading of the entire amount in the first and second quarters is not allowed.     A Government servant claim full amount subject to annual ceiling of Rs.15000/- in last quarter

For complete details, download the DOPT OM No.12011/16/2009-Estt.(AL) dated 17.06.2011 

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