Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
ESTT.(Estt. Allowance)

(Dated 02 April, 2024 )

Department of Personnel & Training has issued various instructions from time to time on various Allowances applicable to Central Government Employees. The essence of these instructions has been summarized in the following paras for guidance and better understanding.

  1. Children Education Allowance (CEA)
    Consequent upon the decisions taken by Government to implement the recommendation of 7th CPC, this department has issued an OM No. A-27012/01/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 17.07.2018. The salient features of CEA are:
    (i) CEA/Hostel Subsidy can be claimed only for the two eldest surviving children.
    (ii) The amount of CEA will be Rs. 2250/- per month per child.
    (iii) The amount of hostel subsidy is Rs. 6750/- per month.
    (iv) The reimbursement of CEA for Divyang Children of Government servant shall be payable at double the normal rate of CEA i.e. Rs. 4500/- per month. In a case where Divyang Child is not able to attend school, the reimbursement of CEA for availing education / special education at residence, shall be made at double the normal rates of CEA subject to production of payment receipted by teacher/instructor etc. and self-certification by the Central Government servant for availing education
    of their child at his/her residence.
    (v) The rate of CEA would be raised by 25% every time the DA on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.
    (vi) The CEA and Hostel subsidy is admissible in respect of children studying from three classes
    before class one to 12th standard in accordance.