Children Education Allowance for Railway Employees – Fixed Amount of Rs. 2250/- allowed in line with CEA Consolidated Instructions issued by DOPT – Hostel Subsidy allowed on the basis of cost incurred with limit of Rs. 6750 per month
7th Pay Commission recommended that Railway Employees be granted Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy of Rs. 2250 per month and Rs. 6750/- respectively, which was accepted by Railway Board as such.
Now, in line with DOPT’s instructions that fixed amount of Rs. 2250/ per month would be paid as Children Education Allowance to Central Government Employees, Railway Board has issued orders to the effect that DOPT Office Memorandum dated 17.07.2018 is applicable to Railway Employees also.
Hence, irrespective of amount incurred by the Railway Employees for the education of their first two Children, Children Education Allowance will be paid at the rate of Rs. 2250 per month per child with effect from 1st July 2017.
Full Text Railway Board Order is as follows
RBE No. 114/2018
PC – VII No. 110
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
New Delhi, dated 13.08.2018
The General Managers(P),
All Zonal Railways &
Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) – Implementation of decisions relating to the grant Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy Consolidated instruction
Please refer to Board’s letter of even number dated 12.10.2017 (RBE No 147/2017) followed by subsequent clarifications thereon regarding grant of CEA and Hostel Subsidy to Government employees on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.
Now, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training), vide their OM No A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16/17.07.2018 (copy enclosed) has issued consolidated instructions in supersession of all the earlier instructions on the subject of CEA and Hostel Subsidy to Government servants. These instructions shall apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees with effect from 1st July, 2017.
These instructions on CEA and Hostel Subsidy are in supersession of all previous orders issued by the Ministry of Railways on the subject.
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Dy. Director Estt.(W)II