7th CPC Children Education Allowance
7th Pay Commission Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy for Central Government Employees
Children Education Allowance (CEA) & Hostel Subsidy (HS)
(The scheme before 6th CPC called as ‘Reimbursement of Tuition Fee’ – “Educational Assistance” to the wards of Central Government Employees)
The Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy (HS) are paid to Central Government employees to take care of school education and hostel facility of their children.
The great first step for the scheme started from the Second CPC. The 2nd Central Pay Commission recommended the scheme for Central Government employees, called “Reimbursement of Tuition Fee“. The educational assistance scheme was introduced and implemented with effect from March 1962.
The scheme was modified by the 3rd Pay Commission and also further liberalized by the 4th and 5th Pay Commission. At last, the 6th Pay Commission given a high priority to this scheme. Recommendations on this scheme were most welcome by the employees working under Central Government. The Central Government also accepted the recommendations and implemented with effect from September 2008.