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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Clarification on increase in certain allowances by further 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowances w.e.f. 01.01.2014

No.A-27012/1/2014-Estt. (Allowance)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Block-IV, Old JNU Campus
New Delhi, 28th April, 2014.

Subject: Clarification on increase in certain allowances by further 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowances w.e.f. 1.1.2014

The undersigned is directed to refer to para 1(j) of this Department’s OM. No.12011/03/2008-Estt. (Allowance) dated 2.9.2008. This provides that the limits of Children Education Allowance would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. References are being received from various quarters with regard to the amount of Children Education Allowance admissible consequent upon enhancement of Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees @ 100% w.e.f. 1 January, 2014 announced vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M. No.1/l/2014-E-1I (B) dated 27th March, 2014.
2. In accordance with the above, the following shall be the revised limits:

a) The annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance shall be Rs.18,000/- per child. Accordingly, the quarterly claim could be more than Rs.4500/- in one quarter. The Hostel Subsidy shall be Rs.4500/- per month per child;

b) The rates of Special Allowance for Child Care to women with disabilities stands revised to Rs. 1500/- per month; and

c) The annual ceiling for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for disabled children of Government employees shall be treated as revised to Rs.36,000/- per annum per child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children of Government employees shall be treated as revised to Rs.9000/- per child per month.

3. These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January, 2014.

4. These revisions shall be subject to other terms and conditions mentioned in this Department’s O.M. No.12011/03/2008-Estt (Allowance) dated 2.9.2008, O.M. No.12011/04/2008 dated 11.9.2008 and 12011/07(i)12011-Estt.(AL) dated 21.2.2012.

(Mukul Ratra)

Particulars to be obtained by Head of office from the retiring Government servant eight months before the date of his retirement

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Passed away

Shri K.V. Surendra Babu, retired Steno to SPOs  Gudur division,,(DOB : 15.06.1953), retired on 30.06.2013, passed away on 20.04.2014.  

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

FAQ on Children Education Allowance Scheme-DOPT orders on 01.04.2014.

FAQ on Children Education Allowance Scheme – Dopt Orders on 1.4.2014

The following FAQs supplement the FAQs in respect of Estt.(Allowances) Section already placed in public domain vide F. No.21011/08/2013-Estt.(AL)Establishment Allowances Section Children Education Allowance Scheme (CEA)

SI. No.
Frequently Asked Questions
1.Whether the examination fees as charged by the school is reimbursable? “Examination fee” has been included as part of reimbursable items as indicated in para 1(e) of O.M. dated 2nd September, 2008, subject to the fulfillment of other existing conditions vide) OM No.12011/01/2012-Estt.(AL) dated 31-07-2013. The said orders do not have a retrospective effect.
2.Whether reimbursement of amount of fee paid during 1at and 2nd quarter could be claimed in 3rd or 4th quarter, without the fee receipts of the 3rd and 4th quarter? No. As it is reimbursement for the whole year, original receipts for the fee paid for the 3rd / 4th quarter has to be submitted to ensure that the child has not dropped out of the school in the mid-session. O.M. No.12011/01/2013-Estt. Allowances dated 23.04.2013 refers.
3. Whether a Government servant is required to give a certificate that the spouse, if earning, has not claimed CEA?Yes. In terms of O.M. No.12011/01/2013-Estt.(Allowances) dated 23.04.2013, the claimant Government servant is required to furnish an undertaking that reimbursement of CEA has not been claimed in respect of the child by the spouse of the claimant.