Dopt Order regarding Children Education Allowance

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, 21-02-2012


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

(Vibha G. Mishra)


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  1. Mohd. jainuldin says

    I am a central govt employee and already avails the CEA facility but from CDA deducted my total paid CEA claim for the year saying tha from Nursary to UKG , we can avail any two classes. Is it true that for any two classes only can be availed nur, lkg or ukg,?

  2. Gajanand says

    I have 03 children I claimed 2nd and 3rd child CEA as per first letter the CEA is maximus 02 children ,now my office is saying me to back the third Child CEA , please clear sir.


  3. rachit kumar says

    A pensioner’s child get education (near about 7 years old) from kendriya vidyalaya whose husband expired before one month from the birth of concerned child . Can the pensioner lady get the benefit for the children education allowance in respect of above mentioned child.

  4. Santosh says

    I have submitted orginial receipts for CEA alongwith original fee certificate from school and copy of passbook (payments by cheque). But CEA not processed by office saying receipts are not signed or stamped by school . Please clarify how to get CEA.

  5. Raghubir Singh says

    Is there any rule that in contributory provident fund the employer can not grant its contribution to the employee till regularisation? If a employee has served more than 5 years then also he is eligible or not

  6. mohamedshoaib amin says

    does BRAIN DEVELOPMENT COURSE LIKE ALOHA,UCMAS is eligible for reimbursement under other curricular activities

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