Children Education Allowance Scheme for Defence Personnel
It has two components, CEA and Hostel Subsidy. Both cannot be claimed concurrently.
Children Education Allowance: Rs. 2250 per month per child for two children only. CEA is admissible from Nursery to 12th classes.
- Reimbursement should be done just once a year, after completion of the financial year (which for most schools coincides with the Academic year).
- Certificate from the head of institution where the ward of government employee studies should be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year.
Hostel Subsidy: Rs. 6750 per month per child for two children only. Applicable when children are studying in a boarding school away from the place of posting of the father/mother.
- Certificate from the head of institution should suffice, with the additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex.
- The amount of expenditure mentioned, or whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee.
Educational Concession to Children of Personnel Missing/Disabled/Killed in Action.
|Category||Rate of CEA (Officers, JCOs & OR)|
|Tuition Fees||Full Reimbursement|
|Hostel Charges||Full Reimbursement|
|Cost of Books/ Stationery||Rs. 2000 per annum|
|Cost of Uniform||Rs. 2000 per annum|
|Clothing||Rs. 700 per annum|
Note: The combined amount of Tuition Fees and Hostel Charges shall not exceed Rs 10,000 Per month.