Clarification on Children Education Allowance – DoPT on 1 July 2021

Clarification on Children Education Allowance (CEA) During Lockdown Period: DoPT OM 1.7.2021

No. A-27012-02/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi.
Dated: 1st July 2021 


Subject: Clarifications on Children Education Allowance (CEA) during COVID-19 epidemic Lockdown period.

This Department has been receiving several references/queries from Central Government employees stating that in the prevailing pandemic situation, result/report cards were not sent to the parents by the School through SMS/email, and the fee is also being deposited online, and the parents are having difficulty in claiming CEA

2. The matter has been considered and it has been decided that in relaxation of para 2(b) of this Department’s OM No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 17th July 2018, the CEA claims may also be considered through a self-certification made from the concerned employees or through a printout of e-mail/SMS of result/report card/fee payment, in addition to the prescribed modes of claims only for the academic years ending March 2020 and March 2021.

3. Cases already settled in favor of the Central Government servant need not be reopened.

The Hindi version will follow.

(Sunil Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


1.Ministries/Departments of the Government of India.

2.NIC with a request to upload the OM on the website of DoPT.

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