Clarifications on Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy

CEASome important question and answers about Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy. The pcdaopune has clarified as the form of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ to its officers regarding the Children Education Allowance. It is very useful to know and follow the rules to get the reimbursement of CEA.

CEA (Children Education Allowance)

Q. Is it mandatory to claim the CEA on Contingent Bill, or only Pt-II order will suffice?

The CEA has to be claimed on a contingent bill. All the Original Receipts should be attached.

Q. Officer has paid Rs.15000/- for one child for full academic year against fees & cost of books, shoes etc in the beginning of academic year and submitted claim for CEA in first quarter of academic year. Will the claim be admitted in full immediately?

No. Reimbursement of up to 50% of the entitlement is admissible during the first half of the academic year. Remaining will be admissible in 3rd or 4th quarters.

Q. Will I get CEA reimbursement for (a) Transportation/Bus charges, (b) Security Fees paid to Schools, (c) Amusement & entertainment charges, (d) purchase of Blazers, (e) tuition fee, (f) cost of admission form, (g) examination fee, (h) annual charges, (i) computer fee, (j) science lab fee, (k) sports fee, (l) extra curricular activity fee, (m) dance and music fee, (n) books like dictionary, encyclopedia etc, (o) admission fee, (p) Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi, (q) stationery and (r) late fee?

You will get reimbursement for (d) to (q) only among the above.

Q. Is there any ceiling on cost of note-books, stationery, or uniform etc?

No ceiling in case of any of the items listed above.

Q. How many sets of uniform will I get reimbursement for?

For only 2 sets of uniform in one academic year. One uniform means a set of clothing prescribed in a particular day, as uniform by the school. But one can claim for only one pair of shoes.

Q. The original school receipts have been lost. What should I do now?

Please get a certificate signed by Principal of the school, showing all the payments. Please make sure that details of the fees paid are shown in a manner as were shown in the original fee receipts.

Q. Will I get CEA for my child who is studying in Nursery?

You will get CEA for your child for only two academic years before he starts studying in First Standard. These two years may be nursery, or LKG, or UKG or whatsoever. But CEA is not admissible for Pre-school/playschool. Newsletter Subscription…

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  1. y.manmadha rao says:

    Q; REGARDING HOSTEL SUBSIDY, sir,i paid RS50000 to college for fees with hostel facility,they given me recpt as course fees RS50000.our A/C DEPT saying that in hostel subsidy you will get only BOARDING AND MESS CHARGES NOT TUTION FEES,so bifurcate the case is pending. SIR, my simple Q IS HOSTEL SUBSIDY is allowed for MESS+ACCOMADATION+TUTION FEES OR NOT?

  2. Harihar Chinnara says:

    My child is studying her regular educational course of study under CBS partern along with her curricular course in Art school which is affilited to Lalit Kala Accademy of Odisha. Whether both school tution fee is admissible ? If regular study school does not have ample scope for her extra cirricular actities.

    Chinnara Harihar

  3. Dear sir / madam,
    This is to inform you and seek clarification regarding claim of Hostel Subsidy in respect of Children studying in Hostel.
    Our Children admitted in Hostel which is outskirts of Hydbad/Secbad City and covered under Rangareddy District. And their parents are working/residence at place Secunderabad. The distance between the residence and hostel is about 45 Kms. The pincode of the Hostel area ie. Hayatnagar Mandal, of Rangareddy District pincode 501515 is different than the working/residing (Pincode 500009) place. The bill was passed by creating and putting other conditions which no where in the rules position and restricted. Even then the claim is restricted to CEA only (ie. Rs. 15000/-). instead of Rs. 45000/- as Hostel subsidy claim. As per CEA/Hostel Subsidy rule position said clearly that the station should be demarcated with first 3 digits of pin code should be different with the working /residing of the parent.
    In this connection, kindly clarify and give justification as early as possible whether the Hostel subsidy claim of difference amount can be claimed or not.
    Yours faithfully,
    M J Ahmed, UDC
    KVS, RO, Hydbad
    at Picket, Secunderabad. AP.

  4. (1)Whether ‘Term fee’ charged by School 2 times for 2 Terms (every six month) is reimbursed in Children Education Allowance as it is meant for that terms expeneses on exams, etc.
    (2)If all other fees charges by School shown as ‘Misc Fee’ in Receipt, whether we can reimburse the said fees.
    Please, reply.

  5. if the school is affiliated to CBSE, then is it necessary that the school be recognized for claiming reimbursement

  6. I had applied for CEA for 2 children from 01.10.2011 to 31.03.2012 RS15000 ans status was passed and admitted on 31st MAY 2012. On june,I got CEA(NT) RS1200 & CEA(T) 2928 only rest money I never recieved. What may be the cause?