Rates of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy increased by 25% – DoPT Order

Vide DoPT order Dated 25.4.2024, the Rates of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy increased by 25% as DA goes up to 50%

Children Education Allowance shall be ₹ 2812.5/- per month

Hostel Subsidy shall be ₹8437.5/- per month

Children Education Allowance for Divyang children of Govt. employees shall be payable at double the normal rates i.e.₹5625/

Special Allowance for Child Care to women with disabilities stands revised to ₹ 3750/-per month

Rates of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy increased by 25%

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

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus
New Delhi, 25th April, 2024

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Clarification on increase in certain allowances by 25% after enhancement of Dearness Allowances w.e.f. 01.01.2024.

The undersigned is directed to refer to para 2(e) of this Department’s O.M. No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt (AL) dated 17.07.2018. This provides that the limits of Children – Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

References are being received from various quarters with regard to the amount of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy admissible consequent upon enhancement of Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees @ 50% w.e.f. 1st January, 2024 announced vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M. No. 1/1/2024-E-II (B) dated 12″ March, 2024.

2. Subject to other conditions mentioned in this Department’s O.M. No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 17-07-2018, the following shall be the revised limits for CEA and Hostel Subsidy:

a) The amount for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance shall be ₹ 2812.5/- per month (fixed)and Hostel Subsidy shall be ₹8437.5/- per month (fixed) irrespective of actual expenses incurred by the Government employee;

b) The reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for Divyang children of Govt. employees shall be payable at double the normal rates i.e.₹5625/-per month(fixed), irrespective of actual expenses incurred by the Government employee;

Special Allowance for Child Care to women with disabilities

3. The rates of Special Allowance for Child Care to women with disabilities stands revised to ₹ 3750/-per month subject to other conditions mentioned in this Department’s O.M. No. A-27012/03/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017.

4. These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January 2024.

(Ram Dutt)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

To
All Ministries/Departments under Government of India

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