Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
New Delhi, the 27.12.1989
Subject:- Grant of Children Educational Assistance- clarification regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 21011/21/88- Estt (Allowances) dated the 17th October forwarding Central Civil Services (Educational Assistance) 1988, as amended in the light of the recommendations of the Pay Commission and to say that para 7 of the CCS (Educational Assistance) Orders, 1988 stipulates that Children’s Education Allowance, Reimbursement of Tuition Fee or Hostel Subsidy shall be admissible only in respect of children between the age of 5 and 20 years. Ministry of External Affairs have a raised doubt whether the reimbursement of tuition fee will be admissible to the child on completion of 20 years age half way through academic session, till the end of the session.
2. The matter has been considered by this Department in consultation with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) and it has been decided that Children’s Educational Allowance, Re-imbursement of Tuition Fee and Hostel Subsidy shall be admissible in respect of the child upto the end of the academic session even if he completes 20 years. (18 years in the case of Children’s Educational Assistance so administered by Ministry of External Affairs) half way during the academic session.
3. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.
4. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are being issued after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
5. Hindi version is enclosed.
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