Central Government Employees are frequently asking many questions regarding the Fees Collected by School authorities on various nomenclature besides Tuition fee and whether the same can be reimbursable or not . Necessary clarification also been issued time to time by DOPT particularly on this issue. To Day also a clarification regarding children education Allowance has been issued by DOPT.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
New Delhi, Dated.23rd May, 2012.
Subject: Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy-Clarification-
The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M.No.12011/03/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 2 September, 2008 and subsequent clarification No.12011/08/2010-Estt.(AL) dated 30th December, 2010 on the above subject and to say that this Department has been receiving various references seeking clarification whether fee charged by schools for teaching through audio-visual aids can be reimbursed. It is clarified that fee paid to the school for the use of any aid or appliances by the child is reimbursable.
Hence, if fee is charged by the school for teaching through audio-visual tools, the same is reimbursable as “fee” mentioned in para 1(e) of the O.M. mentioned above.
(Vibha G. Mishra)
The fee is charged by the school for teaching through audio-visual tools is reimbursable as “fee” mentioned in para 1(e) of the O.M No.12011/03/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 2 September, 2008
(e) Reimbursement for the following items can be claimed under this Scheme:
Tuition Fee, admission fee, laboratory fee, special fee charged for agriculture, electronics, music or any other subject, Fee charged for practical work under the programme of work experience, fee paid for the use of any aid or appliance by thechild, library fee, games/sports fee and fee for extra-curricular activities. This also includes reimbursement for purchase of one set of text books and notebooks, two sets of uniforms and one set of school shoes which can be claimed for a child, in a year