Latest Clarification on Children Education Allowance

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training 

New Delhi,Dated 17th June 2011


Subject: - Clarification on Children Education Allowance.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DOP&T O.M. No. 1201 1 /03/2008- Estt(Al1owance) dated 02-09-2008 and clarificatory OM No.12011/16/2009-Estt.(AL) dated 13.1 1.2009 on the Children Education Allowance(CEA)Scheme, this Department has been receiving references from various Departments seeking further clarifications. The doubts raised are clarified as under:-

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

The re-imbursement of Children Education Allowance is admissible only for the first child born after failure of sterilization operation.

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

It is clarified that a Government servant is allowed to get 50% of the total amount subject to the overall 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 is not allowed.

(ii) A Government servant can claim full amount subject to the annual ceiling of Rs.15000/- in the
last quarter.

 (Vibha Govil Mishra)
Deputy Secretary (P &A)

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