7th Pay Commission Children Education Allowance – Procedure, Bonafide Certificate Format 2019
Children Education Allowance is one of the greatest and valuable concession for Central Government employees implemented as per the recommendations of 6th pay commission with effect from 1.9.2008. This allowance is paid for taking more care on education of children. CEA and HS will be paid for school going children from nursery to 12th class. The amount of CEA and HS will be double for differently-abled children.
Rate Chart of CEA
The revised rates of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy as per 7th CPC is given in the below table…
|Children Education Allowance||Monthly||Yearly|
|1st child||Rs. 2,250||Rs. 27,000|
|2nd child||Rs. 2,250||Rs. 27,000|
|1st child||Rs. 6,750||Rs. 81,000|
|2nd child||Rs. 6,750||Rs. 81,000|
The rates of CEA and HS shall increase by 25% whenever the DA increases by 50%.
CEA Reimbursement Procedure
Children Education Allowance Scheme is a reimbursement scheme. Reimbursement should be done just once a year, after completion of the academic year. The maximum reimbursement amount of CEA is now Rs. 27000 per year per child and the maximum reimbursement amount of HS is now Rs. 81000 per year per child.
7th CPC simplified the procedure for reimbursement. No need to submit bills, receipts, vouchers, and invoices for reimbursement. Bonafide certificate of children from the head of the institution is enough for reimbursement.
Model Format of Bonafide Certificate
The reimbursement application shall contain a bonafide certificate from the school to ensure that the child has studied in the previous academic year and also mention the amount of expenditure incurred.
For Hostel Subsidy, the same bonafide certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government employees towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex