Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy – Clarification issued by Railway Board

RBE No.93/2012
PC-VI No.298/2012
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)


New Delhi, Dated: 31/08/2012

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways & PUs..

Sub : Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy – Clarification.

Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01.10.2008 followed by subsequent letters regarding revised policy instructions / clarifications on Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy admissible to Railway Servants, based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.

2. Further clarifications in the matter of reimbursement of Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy, have been issued by Department of Personnel & Training, the nodal Department, vide their OMs No.12011/07/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 23-05-2012 and 31-05-2012. The O.M. dated 23-05-2012 provides for reimbursement of fee charged by the school for teaching through audio-visual tools being covered under provision 1(e) of DOP&T O.M. dated 02-09-2008, circulated under Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01-10-2008.
3. Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. dated 31-05-2012 introduces the concept of distance between the residence and the hostel for reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy subject to fulfilling other conditions as laid down in their OMs dated 02-09-2008 and subsequent instructions thereon. It also provides for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy for the initial two year Diploma/Certificate Course from Polytechnic / ITl / Engineering College after Class X.
4. Above mentioned two OMs dated 23-05-2012 and 31-05-2012 of DOP&T are circulated as Annexure I & Annexure II for guidance of all concerned.
Please acknowledge receipt.
(Debasis Mazumdar)
Director Estt.(Welfare)
Railway Board
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