New Rules of CEA for Central Govt Employees & Soldiers

Govt of India has issued Govt Memorandum pertaining to additional benefit related to Children Education Allowance. The copy of letter is re-produced here for ready reference.

Copy of memorandum on CEA –

No. A-27012/01/2023-Pers. Policy(Allowance)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi Dated:   14th March, 2024


Subject: Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy in accordance with New Education Policy 2020.

The Government of India has implemented the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Keeping in view the NEP 2020, the following modification have been carried out in the para 2(p) of O.M. No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 17-07-2018 :-

“The CEA and Hostel Subsidy is admissible in respect of children studying from three classes before class one to 12th standard (irrespective of nomenclature of class) and also for the initial two years of a diploma/certificate course from Polytechnic/ITI/Engineering College, if the child pursues the course after passing 10th standard and the Government servant has not been granted CEA/hostel subsidy in respect of the child for studies in 11th and 12th standards.”

Further, it has also been decided to grant one time relaxation for reimbursement of CEA/Hostel Subsidy to those Government employees whose children have to repeat one additional class due to implementation of New Education Policy 2020.

  • The OM shall come in to effect from the academic year 2023-24 onwards.
  • This issues with the approval of competent authority.

 (J S Kanth)
Under Secretary to the
Government of India


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