LATEST CLARIFICATION ON Children Education Allowance -Frequently asked questions

RBENo.53 /2015

 Government of India
Ministry of Railways
 (Railway Board)


New Delhi, Dated: 01-06-2015

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.

Sub: Children Education Allowance -Frequently asked questions.


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 has inter-alia issued clarification on reimbursement of Children Education Allowance in the form of frequently asked questions (FAQ) in terms of their Office Memorandum No. I-11020/1/2014-Estt.(AL). The text of OM is tabulated below for guidance of all concerned,
 Whether reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is admissible for the:(a) Nursery/LKG/UKG as there is no provision of recognition of these classes in most of the States/UTs;
Reimbursement is permissible only if the child is studying in a recognized educational institution.

 (b) Third child if either of the first. two children is disabled to the extent that he/she cannot go to school;
 Reimbursement is allowed to only the two eldest surviving children of the Government servant except when the 2nd child birth results in multiple births or the 3rd child is born due to failure of sterilization operation.

 (c) These Children borne out of second Reimbursement is allowed to only marriage or the children of second the two eldest surviving children of wife/husband additions -to the Government servant. children From first marriage;
 Reimbursement is allowed to only the two eldest surviving children of the Government servant

(d) Entitlement of number of Note Books. 
 Reimbursement is permissible for any number of note books as may be prescribed by the recognized educational institution.

(Debasis Mazumdar) 
Director Estt.(Welfare)
Railway Board

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