Children Education Allowance (CEA) is a benefit provided to Central Government employees in India to help them meet the educational expenses of their children. The CEA is subject to certain conditions and limitations. Here are some key points about the Children Education Allowance for Central Government employees.
As per the directive of DOPT claim for CEA used to submit online mode in most of the Govt offices. Now, DOPT has instructed to process the CEA application through eHRMS system. DOPT directives in the form of OM is reproduced here .
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Old JNU Campus, New Delhi.
Dated 25–August, 2023
Subject: Submission of claims for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA)-reg.
It has been observed that some Government employees are submitting their Children Education Allowance claims for reimbursement to this Department instead of submitting to their respective Office/Departments. In each case, Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy claims shall be submitted at the office/Department where the employee is serving or last served in case of unfortunate event of demise of Government employee as per provision of O.M. No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 17-07-2018.
2. Ministry/Departments in which e-HRMS is operational, Government Employee shall claim the CEA through e-HRMS only. Ministry/Departments where e-HRMS is not yet operational are requested to board on e-HRMS at the earliest.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
To, All Ministries/Departments of Government of India.