The Representatives of Staff Side- National Council insisted in the 46th meeting of National council that the Children Education Allowance should be paid to the two studying Children instead of restricting it to the eldest two children. We welcome the staff side’s view, but at the same time it’s unfortunate that it made us to feel that they are not worried about the unwanted procedure framed for claiming the Children Education Allowance.
It has been clearly stated in the first two lines of 2nd Para of OFFICE MEMORANDUM issued on 2nd September 2008 by DOP&T that ‘In order to ensure that Government servants have no difficulty in claiming reimbursement, the procedure under this Scheme is being kept simple.’
But these two guidelines, mentioned below make the above instruction meaningless.
1 “Reimbursement should henceforth be made on the submission of original receipts on the basis of self-certification by the Government servant.”
2. “Under this scheme, reimbursement can be claimed once every quarter. The amount that can be claimed in a quarter could be more than Rs.3000 and in another quarter less than Rs.3000, subject to the annual ceiling of Rs.12000 /-per child being maintained”.
Is an admission certificate from the school not enough for claiming CEA?
Why don’t we avoid needless paper work by just giving Rs.1000/-per month as CEA?