Saturday, 25 February 2012

Development Fee in Children Education Allowance

Regarding Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy, some more additional clarifications are made by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure. This is an important clarification which allows development fee also included in Children Education Allowance under certain conditions. And fee charged for catering included, only if it is under certain conditions. 

Development Fee in Children Education Allowance


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Notification is follows:-

No.12011/07(ii)/2011-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel and Training


New Delhi, 21-02-2012


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Children Education Allowance.

Subsequent to issue of Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. No.12011/03/2008—Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008 and clarifications issued from time to time on the subject cited above, a number of references have been received on certain aspects of Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy. After due consideration of the references, in consultation with the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, the following modifications/alterations are carried out with effect from the date of issue of this O.M. on pro-rata basis:

i. Development Fee/Parents’ Contribution charged by the school/institution in lieu of tuition fee shall be reimbursed. The Government servant will have to certify to the effect that tuition fee has not been charged by the school/institution.

ii. Fee charged directly by the school/institution for catering to the special needs of the child with disabilities, duly certified by the school authorities, shall be reimbursed in addition to items mentioned in para 1(e) of O.M. dated 2-9-2008. The school/institution shall be aided or approved by the Central/State Government/UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities.

iii. The minimum age of 5 years, stipulated in O.M. No.12011/03/2008—Estt.(Allowance) dated 11th November, 2008, for disabled children, pursuing non-formal education or vocational training stands removed. Henceforth, there will be no minimum age for any child for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy.

2. Cases where reimbursement has been made on the basis of earlier O.M, on the issues need not be reopened.

Courtesy: Gservants.com


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