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Additional Benefit of One Year in Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy in accordance with New Education Policy 2020

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




OFFICE MEMORANDUM


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."


2. 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.


3.  The OM shall come in to effect from the academic year 2023-24 onwards.


4.  This issues with the approval of competent authority.


(J S Kanth)

Under Secretary to the Government of India



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