Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission -Implementation of decisions relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy – Consolidated instructions
e) The above rates/ceiling would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.
f) The Hostel Subsidy and Children Education Allowance can be claimed concurrently.
g) In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.
h) The reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy will be done just once in a financial year after completion of the financial year.
i) Hostel subsidy is applicable only in respect of the child studying in a residential educational institution located at least 50 kilometers from the residence of the Government Servant.
j) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy
shall have no nexus with the performance of the child in his class. In other
words, even if a child fails in a particular class, the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy shall not be stopped. 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 mid-session. CEA shall not be reimbursable.
m) The upper age limit for Divyaang children has been set at 22 years. In the case of other children the age limit will be 20 years or till the time of passing 12th class whichever is earlier. There shall be no minimum age.
n) Reimbursement of CEA and Hostel Subsidy shall be applicable for children from class nursery to twelfth, including classes eleventh and twelfth held by Junior Colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Boards of Education.
o) CEA is allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning” subject to other conditions laid down herein.
p) The CEA and Hostel Subsidy is admissible in respect of children studying from two classes before class one to 12th standard and also for the initial two years of a diploma/certificate course from Polytechnic/ITI/Engineering College, if the child pursues the course after passing 10th standard and the Government servant has not been granted CEA/Hostel Subsidy in respect of the child for studies in 11th and 12th standards.
q) In respect of schools/institutions at nursery, primary and middle level not affiliated to any Board of education, the reimbursement under the Scheme may be allowed for the children studying in a recognized school/institution. Recognized school/institution in this regard means a Government school or any education institution whether in receipt of Govt. Aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution/school is situated.