Following the Covid-19 lockdown, the Center for Children's Education Allowance (CEA) claims can now be self-certified. Around 52 lakh central government employees will be relieved, as the shutdown made it difficult for them to apply for CEA. In this context, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has released an Office Memorandum (OM).
Regarding, clarifications on Children Education Allowance (CEA) during the COVID-19 epidemic Lockdown period, DoPT has stated in its recent official memorandum that "this Department has been receiving several references/ queries from Central Government employees stating that in the prevailing pandemic situation, result/report cards were not sent to the parents by the School through SMS / email, and fee is also being deposited online, and the parents are having difficulty in claiming CEA."
The DoPT Office Memorandum regarding the center's move to grant relief to central government personnel has also added that "the matter has been considered and it has been decided that in relaxation of para 2(b) of this Department's OM No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 17th July, 2018, the CEA claims may also be considered through a self-certification made from the concerned employees or through printout of e-mail/SMS of result/report card/fee payment, in addition to the prescribed modes of claims only for the academic years ending March, 2020 and March, 2021."