What type of Certificate or Self- Attestation to Produce for Claiming Hostel Subsidy?
Which document to produce for claiming Hostel Subsidy – Either School Certificate or Self- Attestation Copy?
As per the consolidated instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on 16th July 2019, the answer is given below…
The amount of ceiling of hostel subsidy is Rs.6750/- pm.
In order to claim reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy for an academic year, a similar certificate from the Head of Institution confirming that the child studied in the school will suffice, with additional requirement that the certificate should mention the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex.
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In case such certificate cannot be obtained, self- attested copy of the report card and original fee which should indicate the amount of expenditure incurred by the Government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex can he produced for claiming Hostel Subsidy.
The expenditure on boarding and lodging or the ceiling of Rs.6750/- as mentioned above, whichever is lower, shall be paid to the employee Hostel Subsidy. The period/year will mean the same as explained above in clause (b) of this Para.
Hostel subsidy is applicable only in respect of the child studying in a residential educational institution located at least 50 kilometers from the residence of the Government servant.
The above rates/ceiling would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.
The Hostel Subsidy and Children Education Allowance can be claimed concurrently.