Children Education Allowance, Joining Time Rules, Overtime Allowance – FAQs

DOP&T – Department of Personnel and Training, has released Children Education Allowance, Joining Time Rules, Overtime Allowance – FAQs for Central Govt. Employees.

S.No

Frequently  asked Question

Answer

Children Education Allowance Scheme (CEA)

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Whether Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) for 3rd child is permissible if CEA has not been claimed for 1st and or 2nd child ? As perOMdated 2.9.2008 CEA is admissible for two school going children does it mean any two school going children? As per OM No. 12011/03/2008- Estt.(AL) dated 11 .I 1.2008,. the Children Education Allowance would be admissible for more than two children in case the number of children exceeds two as a result of the second child birth resulting in twins or multiple birth. This implies that the CEA will be admissible only in the cases of two eldest surviving childrcn and CEA for third or subsequent child will only be permissible if there is a case of multiple birth at the time of second child birth. Further, reimbursement of CEA for the 3rd child is admissible in case of failure of sterilization operation.

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What are the fee that are reimbursable? Whether Development Fees, Annual Charges, Transportation fees are reimbursable? Reimbursement towards purchase of school bag, water bottle, uniform, shoes and stationary is admissible? As per OM No.12011/03/2008-Estt (AL) dated 2.9.2008, tuition fee, admission fee, laboratory fee, special fee charged for agriculture, electronics, music or any other subject, fee charged for practical work under programme of work experience, fee paid for the use of any aid or appliances by the child, library fee, games/sports fee and fee for extra-curricular activities are reimbursable subject to the condition that the aforementioned fee are charged by the school directly from the student. Besides, reimbursement for purchase of one set of text books and notebooks, two sets of uniforms prescribed by the school in which the child is studying, one pair of shoes, in an academic year are reimbursable. Uniform include all items of clothing prescribed for a day, as uniform by the school, irrespective of colours/winter/summer/PT uniforms.

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Whether CEA has been increased% 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowances beyond 50%? This Department’s OM No. 12011/03/2008-Esn.(AL) dated 2.9.2008 clearly indicates that the limits “would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. There is no need for any separate order from this Department to effect enhancement of CEA as a result of increase in DA by 50%. However, O.M. NO. 12011/01/2011-Estt.(Allowance) dated 4th May, 2011, has been issued to clarify this further.

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Whether CEA can be claimed for the child for the same class twice The reimbursement of CEA is not linked to the performance of the child in his class. Even if a child fails in a particular class, the reimbursement is permissible. However, if the child is admitted in the same class in another school, although the child has passed out of the same class in previous school or in the midsession, CEA shall not be reimbursable.

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Whether Hostel subsidy is reimbursable irrespective of transfer liability? Hostel Subsidy is reimbursable to allCentral Govt, employees for keeping their ward in the Hostel of a residential school away from the station in which the employee is posted or residing irrespective of any transfer liability

6

Whether the admissible amount on account of CEA can be reimbursed in full to a Govt. servant in the first quarter of the financial /academic year itself ? A Govt. servant is allowed to get 50% of the total amount subject to the overall annual ceiling in the first quarter and the remaining amount in third and or fourth quarter. Frontloading of the entire amount in the first and second quarters is not allowed

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Whether any age limit has been prescribed for reimbursement of CEA in respect of children studying in nursery classes? There is no minimum age prescribed for reimbursement of CEA in respect ol children admitted in nursery classes. However, with regard to physically challenged children the minimum age ol 5 (five) years has been prescribed. The maximum age for normal child is 20 years and for physically challenged children the maximum age is 22 years.

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Whether the school/institution should be recognized? The school/institution has to recognized by the Central or Statc Government or UT administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.

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Whether CEA is payable for the children of Central Government employees and studying abroad, including children of citizens of NepalBhutan but working in Govenunent of India, and the children are studying in the schools in their native place, i.e., Nepal/Bhutan? The CEA is payable for the children of all Central Government employees including citizens of Nepal and Bhutan, who are employees of Govenunent of India, and whose children are studying abroad. However, a certificate may be obtained from the Indian Mission ahroad that the school is recognized by the educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.

Joining Time Rules

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Whether Joining  timeIlJoining Time pay is  admissible in case of technical resignation  to  join another  Govt. organization. For appointment  to  posts  under  the Central Government on the results of a competitive examination and  or interview open to Government servants and others, Central Government employees  and  permanent/provisionally permanent State Government employees will  be  entitled  to  joining  time.  A Government servant shall  be treated on duty during  the  period  of joining  time and shall be  entitled to joining time pay equal to the pay and allowances like DA, HRA, CCA, drawn before relinquishment of charge at the old post. But temporary Central Government employees with less than 3 years of regular continuous  service,  though entitled  to  joining  time  would  not  be entitled to joining iime pay

Overtime Allowance

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Revision of rates of Overtime Allowance The 5th and 6th Central Pay Commission have recommended abolition of grant of Overtime Allowance but the Government has decided to maintain the status quo at the existing rates till implementation of Performance Related Incentive Scheme.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. As my place of residence is less than 50 Km, I am not getting hostel subsidy for my son doing MBBS in Mumbai City even though he is staying in the hostel. Travelling takes 3 hours (up and down) daily. Is there any clause which will make entitled.

  2. I am a central govt employee. My son is studying for MBBS and he is staying in a hostel. Presently I am not getting the hostel subsidy because my place of stay is less than 50 Km and it is not compulsory to stay in the hostel as per rules. However being an MBBS student he is not able to commute because it takes travel of one and half hours in Mumbai city to one side and both sides he has to spend three hours which is not practical. Kindly advice me

  3. Sir, I am a Central Govt. Employee. My querry is “Is the Counter Foil issued by the Bank for school fee” is enough for reimbursement of CEA ? What is the procedure for claiming for CEA.

  4. sir, iserved in railways for more than 3 years and tendered technaical resignation to join the post of sub-inspector in delhi police w.e.f 29/11/2010 and i resume in delhi police on 1/12/2010.iwas not given joining time thereby resulting in service-break .plz advise me how can i get my service be continued.

  5. What are the fee that are reimbursable? Whether Development Fees, Annual Charges, Transportation fees are reimbursable? Reimbursement towards purchase of school bag, water bottle, uniform, shoes and stationary is admissible?

  6. 6th CPC recommended abolition of grant of Overtime Allowance but Government has decided to maintain the status without increase any rate which is unsuitable to govt and employees.
    I would like to give my honest suggestion that the rate of overtime allowance is required to increase some manner to satisfy the suffered employees so that they will not taken compensatory off in place of OT Allowance hence due to absence their respective work will be completed as per requirement, hence both the side happiness will be occurred govt and employees.

  7. For higher education of childrens each and every govt employee is paying lot of money to private tutions classes,Institutional chargres, boarding, lodgding as well as various expenditure reagarding travel etc. for the said they are withdraw/Advance taking money from GPF,loan taking from credit societies. I would like to say that is any other sources to fulfill the said requirement by any children education allowance like std 1 to XII ? Is there any provision of children education allowance for student of BSc MSc etc.?

  8. Revision of rates of Overtime Allowance is necessary, but due to 5th and 6th Central Pay Commission have recommended abolition of grant of Overtime Allowance but the Government has decided to maintain the status quo at the existing rates till implementation of Performance Related Incentive Scheme. Its correct decision by government because something is better than nothing.

  9. I am working in Delhi govt job and my husband is working in a private school(DPS)which also provides CEA facility. Can we both claim CEA for our two children?Is it legally ok?

  10. I was on working as Executive Director of CWRDM in Kerala since July 2008. My parent institution is NIT Warangal and I am at Kerala on deputation. I have been relieved on 31.12.2011 and have to go back and report at Warangal. Kindly let me know how much time I get to join. I have to relocate my family, shift the personal belogings etc.

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