NFIR General Secretary has written to the Railway Board regarding, not to recover the amount already paid as Children Education Allowance to Railway Employees.
Sub::- Children Education Allowance Scheme – Implementation -reg.
Ref:- DoP&T O.M .No. 12011/03/2008 – Estt. (Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008.
payment of Children Education Allowance in the form of re-imbursement of tuition fee etc., upto a
maximum of two children with the total annual ceiling of Rs. 24000/-. Accordingly the employees
have submitted claims which were accepted and amounts paid by Zonal Railways etc..
The Railway Board had subsequently issued instructions vide letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4
dated 10.6.2009 that the re-imbursement is admissible for eldest two surviving children studying in
schools affiliated to Board of Education. Consequently, the Zonal Railways etc., have decided to
recover the amount from their salary on the plea that the amount was paid in respect of 2 children
regardless of their being elder or younger.
The NFIR contends that having already paid in terms of DoP&T O.M. dated 2 September,
2008, it would be unethical to recover the amount.
The Federation therefore urges upon the Railway Board to review the matter and issue
instructions to the General Managers of the Zonal Railways and Production Units not to recover the
amount already paid.
Copy on file No. I/5(g)(IV)