The Ministry of Railways in India has issued a clarification regarding the payment of Hostel Subsidy for the academic years ending March 2020 and March 2021. Railway authorities have examined the matter and have decided that eligible Hostel Subsidy for these academic years will be paid to eligible recipients.
However, to receive the subsidy, individuals must provide certain documents, including a certificate from the Head of the Institution confirming the child’s enrollment in the school and the actual amount paid for boarding and lodging, factoring in any adjustments made during the Covid-19 closure period. Additionally, the original Fee Receipt or E-receipt for the related expenses incurred by the government servant must be submitted.
Clarification regarding payment of Hostel Subsidy for the academic years ending March-2020 & March-2021
भारत सरकार/GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
रेल मंत्रालय/MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(रेलवे बोर्ड) (RAILWAY BOARD)
New Delhi Dated 31.08.2023
General Managers (P)
South Central Railway, Secunderabad &
East Coast Railway, Bhubaneswar.
Sub: Clarification regarding payment of Hostel Subsidy for the academic years ending March-2020 & March-2021.
Ref: (i) SCR’s letter Nos. P(R)/249/4 dated 31.03.2023 & 18.07.2022.
(ii) ECoR’s letter Nos. ECoR /Pers/Bills (NG)/Hostel Subsidy dated 20.01 2023, 22.08.2022 & 26.04.2022.
The issue raised regarding payment of Hostel Subsidy vide above referred letters has been examined. In this context, it has been decided with the approval of Competent Authority that eligible Hostel Subsidy for the academic years ending March-2020 and March-2021 should be paid, subject to submission of following documents :-
(i) A Certificate from the Head of the Institution confirming that the child studied in the School also mentioning the actual amount paid to the School as boarding and lodging charges i.e. after subsequent adjustments for the period of closure of Hostel during the Covid period, if any.
(ii) The original Fee Receipt/E-receipt for the said expenditure incurred by the Govt. servant, for the relevant period.
- The Railways are advised to take necessary action to settle the claims accordingly. Claims already settled, however, need not be reopened.
- This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
Joint Director Estt. (Welfare)
Phone No.: 011-23047203