Children Education Allowance Total Claim For The Year 2017-2018

7th CPC CEA: Total Claim for Academic Year 2017-18

Children Education Allowance: CEA is paid to government employees to take care of schooling and hostel requirements of their children. Before VI CPC recommendations, the scheme was known as Children Education Assistance and provided at the following rates:

Component
Class 1 – X
Class XI-XII
Requirement
Reimbursement of Tuition Fee
 40
50
Reimbursement of Tuition Fee for Disabled
and mentally retarded children
100
100
Children Education Allowance  
100
100
In case the government employee is
compelled to send his child to a school away from the Station of his posting
Hostel Subsidy
300
300
In case the employee is obliged to keep his children in
a hostel away from the Station of his posting and residence on account of
transfer.

The VI CPC rationalized the structure to the following:

Component
Recommended rate
Remarks
Children Education Allowance
 Rs.1500 pm
 Whenever DA increases by 50%, CEA
shall increase by 25%
Hostel Subsidy
 Rs.4500 pm
 Whenever DA increases by 50%, Hostel Subsidy
shall increase by 25%
7th Pay Commission recommended as follows:
Component
Recommended rate (pm)
Remarks
Children Education Allowance
 Rs.1500 x 1.5 = 2250
 Whenever DA increases by 50%, CEA
shall increase by 25%
Hostel Subsidy
 Rs.4500 x 1.5 = 6750 (ceiling)
 Whenever DA increases by 50%, Hostel Subsidy
shall increase by 25%

The allowance will continue to be double for differently abled children.

Simplification of Procedure for Reimbursement: This is a major area of concern. Many representations have been received by the Commission wherein employees have stated that due to cumbersome procedures, reimbursement has been held up for years. Another issue is the kind of voucher which will be accepted and which kind of voucher will not. The issue has been examined, and the apprehensions expressed are not without merit.

It is recommended that reimbursement should be done just once a year, after completion of the financial year (which for most schools coincides with the Academic year). For CEA, a certificate from the head of institution where the ward of government employee studies should be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year.

For Hostel Subsidy, a similar certificate from the head of institution should suffice, with the additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex. The amount of expenditure mentioned, or the ceiling as mentioned in the table above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee.

The Central Government has decided and notified the allowance shall be admissible with effect from 1st July, 2017.

The total re-imbursement amount can be claimed per child per year:

Re-imbursement Per Child Per Year
M/Y
CEA
HS
DAC
Apr-17
1500
4500
3000
May-17
1500
4500
3000
Jun-17
1500
4500
3000
Jul-17
2250
6750
4500
Aug-17
2250
6750
4500
Sep-17
2250
6750
4500
Oct-17
2250
6750
4500
Nov-17
2250
6750
4500
Dec-17
2250
6750
4500
Jan-18
2250
6750
4500
Feb-18
2250
6750
4500
Mar-18
2250
6750
4500
Total
24750
74250
49500

 

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