CEA Application Process for Ex-Serviceman in 2023

CEA for ESM

Children Education allowance (CEA) is admissible to Serving Central Govt Employees including Defence service personnel.  In this article we will go hrough How to apply for CEA after retirement.  After retirement from Armed Forces i.e Army, Navy and Air Force, Children Education Grant for Exservicemen is admissible. This scheme was last revised in October 2011 into a monthly grant of Rs 1000/- (One Thousand) per month per child (for maximum two children) up to graduation and also for widows to pursue Post Graduation degree. You may submit your online application now.

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Applicable cases of financial assistance for education of children/widows of ESM.

This is applicable for classes 1 to 12 of school and undergraduate classes of a degree college. This grant is also admissible to widows who wish to pursue 2-year post graduate degree. This grant is not applicable for any of the professional or technical courses/degrees.

Eligibility for Children Education Grant for Exservicemen.

The Exservicemen must fulfill the following criteria to avail this grant:-
(a) Applicant must be an Exserviceman or widow or orphan dependent.
(b) Appliant should be retired in the rank of Havildar/equivalent and below.
(c) The child of the applicant should have passed the previous academic class.
(d) Application  of applicant should be recommended by respective Zila Sainik Board (ZSB)
(e) Applicant should not be drawing education allowance from the State or his Employer.

How to apply for CEA after retirement (Children Education Grant) for Exservicemen.

Online application should be made on the prescribed application form with verification of concerned Zila Sainik Welfare Officer (ZSWO) online. Copies of the following documents duly attested by the respective Zila Sainik Welfare Officer must accompany the application:-

(a) Service Document/Discharge Book of ESM (Page that contains ESM/Personal Particulars,Service Particulars and Family Particulars )
(b) Exservicemen or Widow I-Card issued by respective ZSB.
(c) Mark-sheet / School Progress Card of child/children.
(d) Part –II Order mentioning names of the child(ren) for which grant is sought or there should be a proper entry to this effect in the Discharge Book/Documents.
(e)  A certificate from applicant saying that he/she has not taken any money/grant from the state or present employer in the form of education allowance or scholarship.
(f) Details of Bank A/c No (in PNB/SBI only) and IFS Code.
(g) Aadhar Card copy.

Name of the SchemeFINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR EDUCATION OF CHILDREN/WIDOWS OF ESM  
EligibilityExserviceman retired from Armed forces in Hav/Nk/Sep and equivalent rank of Air Force and Navy for their wards studying in Class 1-12 or Graduate (Non professional) courses.  
AmountRs 1000/- per month  
How to applyOnline application at KSB Official website  www.ksb.gov.in  
Cut-off dateMay to November for Classes 1st to 9th & 11th July to November for Board classes 10th & 12th For under-graduate courses (non-technical and non-professional) – August to November  
Paying authorityKendriya Sainik Board  

Detailed Application Processing for Children Education Grant for Exservicemen.

Online application for the previous academic year must be submitted online by an eligible ESM / their widows to respective ZSB from the month of May for Classes 1st to 9th & 11th and from the month of July for Board classes 10th & 12th. For under-graduate courses (non technical and non professional), applications will be submitted from the month of August every year. ZSWO will scrutinize the online applications, give appointment to the applicant and after due verification, will recommend the online application and forward it via RSB to the KSB Sectt for approval and payment in the current financial year. Date for current year may kindly be checked from official website of KSB.

The cutoff date for all categories is November each year for the financial year, Cases older than one year will not be accepted.  There is onetime relaxation given in this year for last academic year due to pandemic crisis.

Payment Procedure of  Children Education Grant for Exservicemen

 

After approval of the applications by the all concerned, the same will be processed for payment by the Welfare Section. After verifying the service number, name, bankers, IFS Code and account number of the applicants, Welfare Section will forward the approved list to the Accounts Section for payments, which will release the payments via ECS to the beneficiaries for that particular year. You need to apply every year for concerned classes.

For details kindly visit KSB Official website

To Apply online kindly visit KSB official website.

Document Required for Education grants

Login to the web portal of KSB, and apply for the Education grant. Scanned image of the following documents must be uploaded on the system (The size of the image in terms of MB has been mentioned online).Copies of the following documents duly attested by the respective ZSWO must accompany the application:-

(a) Service Document/Discharge Book of ESM (Page that contains ESM/Personal Particulars, Service Particulars and Family Particulars).

(b) ESM or Widow I-Card issued by respective ZSB.

(c) Mark-sheet / School Progress Card of child/children.

(d) Part –II Order mentioning names of the children) for which grant is sought or there should be a proper entry to this effect in the Discharge Book/Documents.

(e) A self certificate from applicant saying that he/she has not taken any money/grant from the state or present employer in the form of education allowance or scholarship.

(f) Details of Bank A/c No and IFS Code of the ESM.(g) Aadhaar Card copy of the ESM.

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FAQ

Q1.         Who can apply for Financial Assistance for Education of Children of Exservicemen ?
Ans.       Exservicemen below JCOs Rank of Army Navy and Air Force.

Q.2         What is the last date for apply to ?

Ans        November every year.

Q.3         How much amount is admissible for Children Education Grant for Exservicemen  ?

Ans        Rs 100/- pm for 2 children maximum  upto Graduation degree.

Q.4         Can one apply for Children education grant for medical and technical graduation course ?

Ans        No

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