Children Education Allowance :definition of 'nursery'

Clarification on Children Education Allowance.

No1201 1 /03/2008-Estt.(Allowances)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, the 23rd November, 2009

Subject: Clarification on Children Education Allowance

The undersigned is directed to refer to DOP&T O.M. of even No.dated 2.9.2008 on the above subject. Para l(c) of the said O.M. says"Reimbursement will be applicable for expenditure on the education of school going children only i.e. for children from classes nursery to twelfth including classes eleventh and twelfth held by junior colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Board of Education".

Various clarifications are being sought with regard to the definition of 'nursery' as the same is being called by different names in different institutions. This matter was considered in consultation with Ministry of Finance. It is clar5ed that 'classes nursery to twelfth' will include classes I to XI1 + 2 classes prior to class I irrespective of the nomenclature.

It is further clarified that in respect of schools/institutions at nursery, primary and middle level not affiliated to any Board of education, the reimbursement under the Scheme may be allowed for the children studying in a recognized school/institution. Recognized school/institution in this regard means a Govt. school or any educational institution whether in receipt of Govt. aid or not, recognized by the Central or State Govt. or Union Tenitory Administration or by
University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the Institution is situated.

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