Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy admissible if Institution where children are studying is affiliated to any board or recognized by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognized educational authority
CEA Annual Ceiling : Rs. 18000/- per child
CEA Annual Ceiling for disabled children : Rs. 36000 per child
Hostel Subsity Annual Ceiling : Rs. 54000/- per child
Hostel Subsidy for disabled children : Rs.9000 per month per child
Gist of Minister’s Reply in the Parliament on Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy
Children Education Allowance for Central Government Employees – Annual Ceiling and Details of Admissible Institutions
While answering to a question in Parliament on 18.7.2014, Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said in a written form regarding the details of Children Education Allowance that it has been informed by the Department of Personnel and Training that the annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) is 18,000/- per child. The Hostel Subsidy shall be 4,500/- per month per child.
The annual ceiling for reimbursement of CEA for disabled children of Government employees is 36,000/- per annum per child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children ofGovernment employees is 9,000/- per child per month.
These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January, 2014.
The reimbursement is admissible for the children studying in institutions affiliated to any Board or recognised institution, whether in receipt of Government aid or not, recognised by the Central or State Government or Union Territory Administration or by University or a recognised educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.