Aug 6, 2016

Revenue Foregone On Account Of Concessions provided by Indian Railways

Category-wise data on revenue foregone due to concession being given in passenger fare to each categories of passengers is not maintained.  However, as per data captured by Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), the revenue foregone due to concession being given to
some of the major categories of concessional passengers during the year 2015-16 is as under:-
Category
Revenue Foregone (Approximately)
(` in Crores)
Physically challenged persons
107.13
Patients
81.66
Senior citizens
1285.99
Izzat MST
9.47
Others
118.69
Total
1602.94


 Concessions to some of the categories in Railway fare were given even before 1950. However, the details of some of the major categories are as under:-
Sl No.
Category
Year from which concession is given
1.
Orthopaedically handicapped
1961
2.
Deaf and Dumb
1985
3.
Paraplegic persons
1985
4.
Press correspondents
1986
5.
Heart patients
1986
6.
Mentally retarded
1987
7.
War widows
1987
8.
Thalassemia patient
1987
9.
Awardee teachers
1988
10.
Prime Minister Shram Awardees
1988
11.
Ostomy patient
1988
12.
Widows of IPKF
1988
13.
Senior citizen
1989

14.
President Police Medal for distinguished Service
1999
15.
Widows of Martyrs of Kargil War
2000
16
Kidney patients
2003
17
Allopathic Doctors
2003
18
Haemophilia
2004
19
Widows of Defence Personnel killed in action against Terrorists & Extremists
2004
20
AIDS patient
2008
21
Izzat MST
2009
22
Film Technicians
2010
23
Aplastic Anaemia
2012
24
Sickle Cell Anaemia
2012


 

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