Clarification on Children Education Allowance

Railway Board Letter No
E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 28/09/2011
Circular Subject
Clarification on Children Education Allowance


Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01.10.2008 followed by subsequent letters regarding revised policy instructions/clarifications on Children Education Allowance admissible to Railway Servants, based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.

2. Now, DOP&T vide office Memorandum No. 21011/16/2009-Estt.(AL) dated 17-06-2011 has issued certain clarifications related to reimbursement of Children Education Allowance admissible to Government employees. The same is circulated herewith for guidance of all concerned.

No. 21011/16/2009-Estt(AL)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, Dated 17 June, 2011


Subject:- Clarification on Children Education Allowance.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DOP&T O.M. No. 12011/03/2008-Estt(Allowance) dated 02-09-2008 and clarificatory OM No. 12011/16/2009-Estt.AL) dated 13.11.2009 on the Children Education Allowance (CEA) Scheme, this Department has been receiving references from various Departments seeking further clarifications. The doubts raised are clarified as under:-

(i) Whether Children Education

Allowance would be admissible beyond two children due to failure of sterilization


The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is admissible only for the first child born after failure of sterilization operation

(ii) Whether the admissible amount per annum per child (annual ceiling of Rs. 15000/-) on account of CEA can be reimbursed in full in the first quarter of the financial/academic year itself.

It is clarified that a Government 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.

(ii) A Government servant can claim full amount subject to the annual ceiling of Rs. 15000/- in the last quarter.

Sd/- (Vibha Govil Mishra)

Deputy Secretary (P&A)