Clarification on Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance

Clarification on Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance

One more clarification issued on 28.09.2011 by Railway Board on the subject of Children Education Allowance. The board order said that the revised policy instructions / clarifications on Children Education Allowance admissible to Railway employees based on 6th CPC recommendations.

Subsequently, Dopt (Office Memorandum No.21011/16/2009-Estt.(AL) dated 17.06.2011) had issued certain clarifications on reimbursement of CEA, instructions and guidelines contained in the Dopt order are applicable to all the railway employees. The doubts and clarifications are as follows…

Doubt : Whether Children Education Allowance would be admissible beyond two children due to failure of sterilization operation.

Clarification : The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is admissible only for the first child born after failure of sterilization operation.

Doubt : whether the admissible amount per annum per child (annual ceiling of Rs.15000/-) on account of CEA can be reimbursed in full in the first quarter of the financial/academic year itself.

Clarification : It is clarified that a Government servant is allowed to get 50% of the total total amount subject to the annual ceiling in the first quarter and the remaining amount in third and or fourth quarter. Frontloading of the entire amount in the first and second quarters is not allowed.

A Government servant can claim full amount subject to the annual ceiling of Rs.15000 in the last quarter.