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(i) If an employee ceases to be a Government servant due to retirement, resignation, discharge, dismissal or removal in the middle of the academic year, the assistance will be available till the end of the academic years.
(ii) If an employee dies while in service, the assistance will continue to be admissible in respect of his/her children, till such time the employee would have actually received the same.
Note: ‘year’ means academic year i.e 12 months or completes academic session.
CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE (CEA)
Rate of Allowance (w.e.f. 1.7.2017)
The allowance is admissible per child at the rate of Rs. 2,250 p.m. In case of differently able child, the allowance is admissible at double the normal rate i.e Rs. 4, 500 p.m.
Note: the above limit would be automatically raised by 25% every time the DA in the revised pay structure goes up by 50.
The allowance is given towards reimbursement of tuition fee, admission fee, laboratory fee, special fee charged for agriculture, electronics, music or any other subject, fee charged for practical work under the programmed of work experience, fee for use of any aid or appliance by the child, library fee, games/sports fee, fee for extra-curricular activities, and for purchase of one set of text books and notebooks (of any number), two sets of uniform prescribed by the school (irrespective of colours/winter/summer/PT uniform) and one pair of school shoes for a child, in a year. Examination fee shall also be reimbursable from academic year 2013-14. Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi charged by Kendriya Vidyalaya is also reimbursable.
Development fee/parent’s contribution in lieu of tuition fee us reimbursable (provided not tuition fee is charged).
The allowance is admissible even if the child undergoes non-format education or vocational training or other similar instructions in a Govt. aided/approved institution. Fee charged directly by school for catering to the special needs of the child with disabilities is reimbursement.
Notes: (1) Fee paid to organization/institution other than the school or fee paid to private tutors is not reimbursable. Reimbursement of school bags, pen, pencil etc. is not allowed.
(2) Fee charged for teaching through audio-visual aids is reimbursable.
Claim for CEA
w.e.f. 1.7.2017, reimbursement will be allowed just once a year, after completion of the financial year. For reimbursement of CEA, a certificate from the head of the institution (i.e. school), confirming that the child studies during the previous academic year, will be sufficient for the purpose.