Children Education Allowance : Format of Certificate from School
Claiming of Children Education Allowance & Hostel Subsidy
“CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE:
As specified in the Govt. letter No. 1(23)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 15/09/2017, reimbursement of CEA is to be claimed once in a year, after completion of the Financial Year based on certificate from the Head of the Institution, where the ward of the employee is studying.
Similar procedure is to be applied for Hostel Subsidy. The certification from the Head of Institute should also mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the Govt servant towards boarding and lodging.
These orders are applicable from 01/07/2017.
Claims on account of CEA & Hostel Subsidy w.e.f. 01/07/2017 may be forwarded after completion of the financial year.
Claims already submitted for the period 01/07/2017 onwards are being returned unactioned.
E-Receipts produced by Railway employees as a proof of payment of fee, etc., may be treated as original and hence may be allowed for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance – Railway Board Orders on 6.10.2016
Children Education Allowance – Clarification
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
New Delhi, dated 06.10.2016
The General Managers (P)
All Indian Railways &
Sub: Children Education Allowance – Clarification
Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01.10.2008 followed by subsequent letters regarding revised policy instructions / clarifications on Children Education Allowance admissible to Railway Servants, based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.
2. In terms of DOP&T’s recent OM No.A-27012/01/2015-Estt.(AL) dated 22.08.2016, it is clarified that E-Receipts produced by Railway employees as a proof of payment of fee, etc., may be treated as original and hence may be allowed for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance. This is for guidance of all concerned.
Please acknowledge receipt.
E-receipts acceptable for children education allowance
Electronic receipts are valid for claiming Children Education Allowance (CEA) by central government employees, the Centre has said.
“E-receipts produced by central government employees as a proof of payment of fee, etc., may be treated as original and hence may be allowed for claiming reimbursement of CEA,” an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
The decision comes as employees have been facing problems in getting reimbursement of education fees paid by them for their children due to lack of clarity over acceptance of the E-receipts.
According to norms, the reimbursement is allowed to only the two eldest surviving children of the government employees.
Reimbursement is also permissible for any number of note books as may be prescribed by the recognised educational institution for children of the government employees.
Source : business-standard
The CEA announcement of the 7th CPC is a certainly a laudable one. If it had included the above aspects if would have been even more appreciable.
CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE IN 7TH CPC – SOME PERSPECTIVES
The 7th pay commission, which is much expected by all the Central Government Employees, has submitted its report to the government. In its report, the commission has specified that the new pay commission has to be implemented from 01/01/2016 onwards.
The expectations of all the Central Government Employees is focused on: Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance and Children Education Allowance.
The fact that the 6th Pay Commission revived the CEA can never be repudiated. Although there are various problems in getting the reimbursement of the allowance, the 6th Pay Commission stands first when it comes to CEA.
7th CPC recommended CEA Rs 2250 pm from existing Rs 1500pm.
The 7th Pay Commission has taken great pains to do away with the practical problems in 6th CPC (Reimbursement).
Particularly, the recommendation that getting a letter from the schools where the children of the Central Government Employees studying is enough will be certainly welcomed by all.
In order to get CEA for those children, who study in the same school from class 1 to class 12, is it necessary to get a certificate for every year? Or is it enough to get a certificate when the child is transferred to another school?
Questions like these naturally arise in our minds.
Getting good education is depends upon getting admission in standard schools. Naturally fees struture is high in these schools.So education expenses get important place in employees monthly budget.
The fact that same amount of CEA will be given for children who study in class 1 and class 12 is irrational. From class 1, every year when the child goes to higher classes, the minimal sum of Rs 2250 has to be increased by atleast 5%.
As per the recommendation of the 7th CPC, when DA exceeds 50%, the CEA increases by 25%. In this case, even to get the first CEA increase one has to wait for at least four or five years. We have to keep in mind that the pay commission is set up only once in ten years.
In spite of all these, the CEA announcement of the 7th CPC is a certainly a laudable one. If it had included the above aspects if would have been even more appreciable.