Department of Personnel and Training has now directed to all ministries that the fee paid to the school for the use of any aid or appliances by the child is reimbursable in Children Education Allowance / Hostel subsidy. The ‘Fee’ is charged by schools for teaching audio-visual aids can be reimbursed.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
New Delhi, Dated 23rd May, 2012
Subject: Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy-Clarification
The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. No.12011/03/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 2nd September, 2008 and subsequent clarification No.12011/08/2010-Estt.(AL) dated 30th December, 2010 on the above subject and to say that this Department has been receiving various references seeking clarification whether fee charged by schools for teaching through audio-visual aids can be reimbursed. It is clarified that fee paid to the school for the use of any aid or appliances by the child is reimbursable. Hence, if fee is charged by the school for teaching through audio-visual tools, the same is reimbursable as “fee” mentioned in para 1(e) of the O.M. mentioned above.
(Vibha G. Mishra)