GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
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.