Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy – Let’s know the similarities and Differences

Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy – Let’s know the similarities and Differences

Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy – Let’s know the similarities and Differences

Similarities and Difference between CEA and Hostel Subsidy

Children Education Allowance (CEA w.e.f.01.07.2017)
ClassNursery to 12th class.(2 classes prior to 1st class irrespective of nomenclature) Diploma-Polytechnic/ITI/Engineering for initial 2 years after 10th
EligibilityOnly for 2 eldest surviving children Exception:1) The second child birth results in twins/multiple birth 2) First instance of failure of sterilization operation after second child.
When to claimOnce in a year after completion of financial year (April-March) in the month of April
Correspondence or Distance LearningYes
Recognized schoolYes
Both EmployeesIf wife and husband both are a Government employees only one can claim CEA/Hostel Subsidy
Amount of Reimbursement Irrespective of actual expensesRs.2,250/- per month (Fixed) (Rs.27,000 per year)
Age LimitMin: No age limit Max: 20 years or till time of passing 12th whichever is earlier
Distance of Institution Residence of Govt. Servant from Hostel Not applicable
Required document for claiming of CEA or Hostel Subsidy1) Certificate from the Head of the Institution confirming that the child studied in the school in the previous academic year2) Self attested copy of the Report card

3)Self attested Fee receipts (including e-receipts) indicating that the fee deposited for the entire academic year

Dies-Non periodNot eligible
Suspension or leave (including EOL)Eligible
Day-boardingAllowed
Child PassPassed in one school and admitted in the same class in another school is not allowed
Child failedShall not be stopped
If Government .Servant diesIf spouse is not an employee, Payable to the children till such time the employee would have actually received the same. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Government servant was working prior to his death.
On Retirement or removal dismissal/discharge from serviceAdmissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceases to be in service

Children Education Allowance (CEA) for Divyaang
ClassNursery to 12th class.(2 classes prior to 1st class irrespective of nomenclature) Diploma-Polytechnic/ITI/Engineering for initial 2 years after 10th
EligibilityOnly for 2 eldest surviving children Exception:1) The second child birth results in twins/multiple birth 2) First instance of failure of sterilization operation after second child.
When to claimOnce in a year after completion of financial year (April-March) in the month of April
Correspondence or Distance LearningYes
Recognized schoolRecognized or not
Both EmployeesIf wife and husband both are a Government employees only one can claim CEA/Hostel Subsidy
Amount of Reimbursement Irrespective of actual expensesRs.4,500 for month (Fixed) (Rs.54,000 per year)
Age LimitMin: No age limit Max: 22 years
Distance of Institution Residence of Govt. Servant from HostelNot applicable
Required document for claiming of CEA or Hostel Subsidy1) Certificate from the Head of the Institution confirming that the child studied in the school in the previous academic year2) Self attested copy of the Report card

3) Self attested Fee receipts (including e-receipts) indicating that the fee deposited for the entire academic year

Dies-Non periodNot eligible
Suspension or leave (including EOL)Eligible
Day-boardingAllowed
Child PassPassed in one school and admitted in the same class in another school is not allowed
Child failedShall not be stopped
If Government .Servant diesIf spouse is not an employee, Payable to the children till such time the employee would have actually received the same. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Government servant was working prior to his death.
On Retirement or removal dismissal/discharge from serviceAdmissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceases to be in service

Hostel Subsidy
ClassNursery to 12th class.(2 classes prior to 1st class irrespective of nomenclature) Diploma-Polytechnic/ITI/Engineering for initial 2 years after 10th
EligibilityOnly for 2 eldest surviving children Exception:1) The second child birth results in twins/multiple birth 2) First instance of failure of sterilization operation after second child.
When to claimOnce in a year after completion of financial year (April-March) in the month of April
Correspondence or Distance LearningNo
Recognized schoolYes
Both EmployeesIf wife and husband both are a Government employees only one can claim CEA/Hostel Subsidy
Amount of Reimbursement Irrespective of actual expensesBoarding or lodging Expenditure or Rs.6,750/- whichever is lower (Rs.81,000 per year)
Age LimitMin: No age limit Max: 20 years or till time of passing 12th whichever is earlier
Distance of Institution Residence of Govt. Servant from HostelInstitution located at least 50 kilometers from the residence of the Government servant
Required document for claiming of CEA or Hostel Subsidy1) Certificate from the Head of the Institution confirming that the child studied in the school in the previous academic yearThe certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex.

2) Self attested copy of the Report card Original Fee receipts (e-receipts) indicating the amount of expenditure toward lodging and boarding in the residential complex

Dies-Non periodNot eligible
Suspension or leave (including EOL)Eligible
Day-boardingNot allowed
Child PassPassed in one school and admitted in the same class in another school is not allowed
Child failedShall not be stopped
If Government .Servant diesIf spouse is not an employee, Payable to the children till such time the employee would have actually received the same. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Government servant was working prior to his death.
On Retirement or removal dismissal/discharge from serviceAdmissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceases to be in service

Note: The Hostel Subsidy and CEA can be claimed concurrently. (Rs.27,000+Rs.81,000)

K.Chiranjeevi, OS/Sr.DPO/O/BZA

children-education-allowance-and-hostel-subsidy-lets-know-the-similarities-and-differences-govtstaff

Source: Click to view/download PDF

COMMENTS