Clarification orders circulated by Railway Board regarding eligibility of Children Education allowance/Hostel subsidy to third child


Dopt once again clarified that the Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy shall be admissible only for the eldest two surviving children except when the number of children exceeds two as a result of second child birth resulting in twins or multiple births.

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. E(W)2014/ED-2/4

New Delhi, Dated 24.09.2014

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.

Sub: Grant of Children Education allowance/Hostel subsidy to third child when first / second child is not in a position to go to school due to severe disability.

References have been received from Zonal Railways seeking clarification regarding admissibility of Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy in respect of third child of the Railway employee when the first / second child is not in a position to go to school as he/she is born with profound mental retardation or is totally invalid and cannot even go to a school meant for the special children.

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with DOP&T, the nodal Department in respect of aforesaid policy and they have intimated vide OM No.A-27012/1/2014-Estt(AL) dated 26-08-2014 that Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy shall be admissible only for the eldest two surviving children except when the number of children exceeds two as a result of second child birth resulting in twins or multiple births. Copy of DoP&T’s OM is enclosed for information and guidance of all.

3. This disposes of CORE’s letter number E/O/39 dated 05-06-2-2014 & ICF’s letter number PB/WI/Misc/2014 dated 09-06-2014 on the matter.

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(Debasis Mazumdar)
Director Estt. (Welfare)
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

Grant of Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy to third child – Clarification issued by Dopt

Grant of Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy to third child when first child is not in a position to go to school due to profound mental retardation.

No.A-27012/1/2014-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, dated 25/26th August,2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Grant of Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy to third child when first child is not in a position to go to school due to profound mental retardation.

The undersigned is directed to refer to your O.M.No.E(W)2014/ED-2/4 dated 14-07-2014 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the as per OM No.12011/03/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 11.11.2008 and OM No.12011/16/2009-Estt.(AL) dated 13.11.2009 (copies enclosed), Children Education Allowance is admissible for the two eldest surviving children only.

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(S.G.Mulchandaey)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: NFIR

Annual ceiling for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for CG Employees

Annual ceiling for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for CG Employees

Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said in the Parliament regarding the details of Children Education Allowance as follows…

CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

It has been informed by the Department of Personnel and Training that the annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) is 18,000/- per child. The Hostel Subsidy shall be 4,500/- per month per child.

The annual ceiling for reimbursement of CEA for disabled children of Government employees is 36,000/- per annum per child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children of Government employees is 9,000/- per child per month.

These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January, 2014. The reimbursement is admissible for the children studying in institutions affiliated to any Board or recognised institution, whether in receipt of Government aid or not, recognised by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognised educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.

NC JCM Staff Side suggestion on Children Education Allowance

NC JCM Staff Side suggestion on Children Education Allowance 

Children Education Allowance

The Children Education allowance was introduced w.e.f. 1-9-2008 on the basis of the recommendation of 6th CPC. In the background of escalation of school fees, and
other expenses connected with education of Children, the present scheme has been a big relief for the Government employees. Presently the allowance is admissible for
two children, for studying in a recognised school upto XII standard.

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Income tax exemption on children education allowance

Income tax exemption on children education allowance

Children Education Allowance (CEA) under section 10 (14) read with Rule 2Bb(2)(5) of the Income Tax Act is Rs.I00 per month per child.

This limit as fixed more than 2 decades back when the maximum amount of Children Education AIlowance for Central Government Employees was fixed at Rs. 100/- per month per child under the IVth Central Pay Commission. Now the current rate of this allowance is Rs.1000 per child.

Para 5.4 (A)(13) of Income Tax Circular dated 16.8.2011 indicates the details w.r.t. “Tuition Fee” which can be claimed for deduction under Section 80C. The same is reproduced below:

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