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Reimbursement of School Uniform and Shoes under CEA Scheme – Issue of Clarification

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NO. AN/XIV/14162/6TH CPC/Circular/CEA
Office of the C.G.D.A., West Block V,
R.K.Puram, New Delhi-66
Dated 09 /11/2009
All PcsDA/CsDA/CsFA (Fys)
PC of A (Fys) Kolkata
Jt. CDA (AF) Nagpur

Sub:- Reimbursement of School Uniform and Shoes under CEA Scheme – Issue of Clarification.

Para 1 (e) of GOI, DoPT OM No. 12011/03/2008-Estt (Allowance) dated 02/9/2008 regarding Children Education Allowance Scheme provides that reimbursement for purchase of two sets of uniforms and one set of school shoes can be claimed for a child, in a year. Following point of doubt regarding reimbursement of school uniform and shoes by the Government Servants was referred to Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) through Ministry of Defence (Fin) for their clarification:-

(i)Whether reimbursement of purchase of school uniform and shoes i.e two sets of uniforms and one set of school shoes under the Children Education Allowance Scheme includes two sets each of summer uniform and winter uniform and one pair each of black and white shoes or of any colour.

2.Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) have clarified that two sets of uniform mean two uniforms irrespective of summer or winter dresses. One set of school shoes is one pair of shoes either black or white.

3.In view of the above clarification of DoPT the reimbursement of School Uniform and Shoes under CEA Scheme may be admitted accordingly.

Children Education Allowance & Hostel Subsidy - Clarification

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No.12011/16/2009-( Allowance)


Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, the 13th November, 2009


Subject:- Children Education Allowance1 Hostel Subsidy - Clarification.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DOP&T OM No.12011/03/2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008 on the above subject and to say that this Department has been receiving various references from Government servants, Ministries1 Departments seeking clarification whether Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi (VVN) charged by Kendirya Vidyalayas is reimbursable as per items detailed in para l(e) of the above mentioned OM. The matter has been considered in consultation with Ministry of Finance. It is clarified that Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi charged by Kendriya Vidyalayas will also form part of para l(e) of the said OM and can be claimed for reimbursement under the scheme of Children Education Allowance subject to the annual ceiling of Rs. 12000 per child. Where Vidyala Vikas Nidhi has not been admitted for reimbursement in past cases, the same may now be considered for reimbursement, subject to the other conditions.

This Department has also been receiving references seeking clarification whether Children Education Allowance can be claimed in respect of any two children by Government Servants who have more than two children. It is clarified that Children Education Allowance is admissible for the two eldest surviving children only, except when the number of children exceeds two due to second child birth resulting in multiple births.

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