Electronic receipts are valid for claiming Children Education Allowance (CEA) by central government employees, the Centre has said.
“E-receipts produced by central government employees as a proof of payment of fee, etc., may be treated as original and hence may be allowed for claiming reimbursement of CEA,” an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
The decision comes as employees have been facing problems in getting reimbursement of education fees paid by them for their children due to lack of clarity over acceptance of the E-receipts.
As per norms, the reimbursement is allowed to only the two eldest surviving children of the government employees.
Reimbursement is also permissible for any number of note books as may be prescribed by the recognised educational institution for children of the government employees.