No. 21011/2/86-Estt. (Allowances)
Department of Personnel and Trg.


Subject:- Grant of C.E.A., reimbursement of tuition fee etc. to Central Government Employees

The undersigned is directed to refer to Central Civil Services (Educational Assistance) Orders, 1988, circulated vide this Departmentís OM No. 21011/ 21/88- Estt. (Allowances), dated 17th October, 1988 and to say that the President is pleased to make the following amendments in the Central Civil Service (EA) Orders, 1988 namely:-

For Rule 4, the following Rule shall be substituted namely:-

"4. Eligibility:- Subject to the provision of Orders 11 to 24 all Government servants without any pay limit shall be eligible to draw Childrenís Educational Allowance. Reimbursement of tuition fee and Hostel subsidy,

Provided that the assistance will be admissible only if the children of the Government servant study in a recognized school".

2. For Rule 8, the following shall be substituted namely:-

"8. Assistance in these Orders shall be admissible to the Government Servant in respect of not more than 3 children at any time, born upto 31.12.87 and shall be restricted to 2 children at any time, born thereafter,

Provided that where a Government servant claims Childrenís Educational Assistance in respect of some of this children and Hostel Subsidy in respect of other children, the total number of children in respect of whom the allowance or subsidy is drawn shall not exceed three children born upto 31.12.87 and two children born thereafter."

3. Hindi Version will follow


(E.K. Sreedharan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India



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