Srinagar, Sep 4: Ahead of the festive season, centeral Government employees they will get an allowance for the education of their children, which is Rs 2,250 per month as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. However, since the schools are closed since last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Central government employees failed to claim CEA.
Now, the government has announced that those Central government employees who failed to claim Children Education Allowance (CEA) due to the COVID-19 pandemic can now claim this money and they will not require any official document for the same.
Last month, an Office of Memorandum (OM) was issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in which it was said Central government employees have faced difficulties in claiming Children Education Allowance due to the COVID-19 pandemic because though the parents submitted the fees online the schools did not send results of the students through SMS or email.
The DoPT has said that CEA claims can also be made through self-declaration or print out of SMS/e-mail of result/report card/fee payment. However, this facility will be available only for the academic year ending in March 2020 and March 2021.
Central government employees get a Children Education Allowance for the education of two children and this allowance is Rs 2250 per child per month. If an employee has not claimed CEA from March 2020 and March 2021 academic calendar then the employee can claim this amount and the employee will receive money as his salary component. (DNA)