Children Education Allowance

Children Education Allowance – 7th Pay Commission

Children Education Allowance is paid to central government employees to take care of schooling and hostel requirements of their children. The rates of CEA are double for a differently abled child

Children Education Allowance Details

Component Rate Remarks
CEA (₹ pm) 1500×1.5 = 2250 Whenever DA increases by 50%, CEA shall increase by 25%
Hostel Subsidy (₹ pm) 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

  • The amount fixed for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will be Rs.2250/-pm.
  • The amount fixed for reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy will be Rs. 6750/-pm.
  • The above limits would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. The allowance will be double for differently abled children.

Children Education Allowance Reimbursement Procedure

Children Education Allowance reimbursement will be done just once a year,  after completion of the financial year.

  • For reimbursement of CEA, a certificate from the head of institution, where the ward of government employee studies, will be sufficient for this purpose. [Download Certificate Format here]
  • The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. [Download Self Declaration Form….]
  • For Hostel Subsidy, a similar certificate from the head of institution will 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. [Download Certificate Format here]
  • The amount of expenditure mentioned, or the ceiling as mentioned above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee.

Important Points

CEA – Important 7th CPC DOPT Orders

Order No & DateSubject
No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 1st July, 2021Clarifications on Children Education Allowance (CEA) during COVID-19 epidemic Lockdown period
No.17-31/2016-GDS dated 18th September 2019Implementation of recommendations of One-Man Committee on introduction of Children Education Facilitation Allowance for Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS)
No. A-27012 / 02 / 2017 - Estt.(AL) dated 17th July 2018Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy – Consolidated instructions
No.A - 27023/3/2014/2017 - Estt.(AL) dated 9th May, 2018Clarification in respect of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy reg
No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31st October, 2017Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children
No. A- 27012/02/2017 -Estt.(AL) dated 16th August,2017Children Education Allowance – 7th CPC Implementation
No.I-11020/1/2014-Estt. (AL)FAQ on Children Education Allowance



  1. Dear Sir
    Greetings and Happy New year

    How much CEA Allowance is Reccmanded after 7cpc for ex servicemen

    MS Sharma
    Ex Navy


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