Dec 7, 2016

Indian Railways extend Concession to Railway Passengers in Various Categories

Indian Railways extend travel concessions in passenger fare to 53 categories of passengers and the element of concession ranges from 25% to 100%. The details are as under:-
S.
No
CATEGORY OF PERSONS
PERCENTAGE OF CONCESSION*
I
Disabled Passengers
1
Orthopaedically Handicapped/ Paraplegic persons who cannot travel without escort – for any purpose
·         75% in 2nd, SL, 1st  Class, 3AC, AC chair Car
·         50% in 1AC and 2AC,
·         25% in 3AC & AC Chair Car of Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains
·         50% in MST & QST
·         One escort is also eligible for same element of concession
2
Mentally retarded persons who cannot travel without escort - for any purpose
3
Blind persons travelling alone or with an escort - for any purpose
4
Deaf & Dumb persons (both afflictions together in the same person) travelling alone or with an escort - for any purpose.
·         50% in 2nd, SL and 1st  Class
·         50% in MST & QST
·         One escort is also eligible for same element of concession
II
Patients
5
Cancer patients travelling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodic check-up.
·         75% in 2nd, 1st class & AC chair car
·         100% in SL & 3AC
·         50% in 1AC & 2AC
·         one escort eligible for same element of concession (except in SL & 3AC where escort gets 75%)
6
Thalassemia patients travelling alone or with escort for treatment/periodic check-up
·         75% in 2nd, SL, 1st  Class, 3AC, AC chair Car
·         50% in 1AC and 2AC,
·         One escort is also eligible for same element of concession
7
Heart patients travelling alone or with an escort for heart surgery
8
Kidney patients travelling alone or with an escort for kidney transplant Operation/Dialysis

9
Haemophilia Patients – severe & moderate form of disease - travelling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodical check up.
·         75% in 2nd, SL, 1st  Class, 3AC, AC chair Car
·         One escort is also eligible for same element of concession
10
T.B./Lupas Valgaris patients travelling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodical check-up
·         75% in 2nd, SL and 1st  Class
·         One escort is also eligible for same element of concession
11
Non-infectious Leprosy patients - for treatment/periodical check-up.
·         75% in 2nd, SL and 1st  Class
·         One escort is also eligible for same element of concession
12
AIDS patients - for treatment/check-up at nominated ART Centres.
·         50% in 2nd  Class
13
Ostomy patients - travelling for any purpose.
·         50% in MST & QST
·          One escort is also eligible for same element of concession.
14
Sickle cell Anaemia - for treatment/periodical check-up
·         50% In Sleeper, AC Chair Car, AC 3-tier and AC        2-tier classes
15
Aplastic Anaemia -   for treatment/periodical check-up.
·         50% In Sleeper, AC Chair Car, AC 3-tier and AC        2-tier classes.
III
Senior Citizens
16
Men of Indian Nationality - 60 years and above.
Women of Indian Nationality - 58 years and above.
-  travelling for any purpose.
·         40% in all classes
·         50% in all classes
·         Also in Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/ Duronto trains
IV
Awardees
17
Recipients of age  60 years and above, of :-
(i) President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service,
(ii) Indian Police Award for Meritorious service.
- travelling for any purpose
·         50% for men
·         60%  for women
·         in all classes & Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi

18
Shram Awardees - Industrial Workers awarded the Prime Minister’s Shram Award for Productivity and Innovation - travelling for any purpose.
75% in 2ndand SL class
19
National Awardee Teachers –honoured with National Award by the President of India for exemplary service in the field of education - travelling for any purpose.
50% in 2ndand SL class
20
Either of parents accompanying the Child Recipients of National Bravery Award - travelling for any purpose.
50% in 2ndand SL class
V
War Widows
21
War Widows - travelling for any purpose.
75% in 2ndand SL class
22
Widows of I.P.K.F. Personnel killed in action in Sri Lanka - travelling for any purpose.
75% in 2ndand SL class
23
Widows of Policemen & Paramilitary personnel killed in action against Terrorists and Extremists - travelling for any purpose.
75% in 2ndand SL class
24
Widows of defence personnel killed in action against terrorists & extremists - travelling for any purpose.
75% in 2ndand SL class
25
Widows of Martyrs of Operation Vijay in Kargil in 1999 – travelling for any purpose.
75% in 2ndand SL class
VI
Students
26
Students going to hometown & educational tours
 - General Category –
- SC/ST Category -
·    50% in 2nd and SL class
·    50% in MST/QST
·    75% in 2nd and SL class
·    75% in MST/QST
-Girls upto Graduation
Boys upto 12th standard
(including students of Madrasa) between home & school
Free second class MST
27
Students of Govt. schools in rural areas - for study tour - once a year.
75% in 2ndclass

28
Entrance exam - Girls of Govt. schools in rural areas – for national level for medical, engineering, etc. entrance exam.
75% in 2ndclass
29
Concession to students appearing in main written examination conducted by UPSC & Central Staff Selection Commissions.
50% in 2ndclass
30
Foreign students studying in India - travelling to attend camps/seminars organised by Govt. of India and also visit to places of historical & other importance during vacations.
50% in 2ndand SL class
31
Research scholars upto the age of 35 years - for journeys in connection with research work.
50% in 2ndand SL class
32
Students and non-students participating in Work Camps
25% in 2ndand SL class
33
Cadets and Marine Engineers apprentices undergoing Navigational/ Engineering training for Mercantile Marine - for travel between home and training ship.
50% in 2ndand SL class
VII
Youths
34
Youths attending National Integration Camps of :-
(a) National Youth Project
(b) Manav Uththan Sewa Samiti
50% in 2ndand SL class
40% in 2ndand SL class
35
Unemployed youths : –   
(i)  to attend interview for job Statutory Bodies, Municipal Corporation, Govt Under-taking, University or Public Sector Body.)  
(ii)  to attend interviews for jobs in Central & State Govt.                                                                                           
50% in 2ndand SL class
·           100% in 2ndclass
·            50% in SL class
36
Bharat Scouts & Guides - for scouting duty.
50% in 2ndand SL class

VIII
Kisans
37
Kisans and Industrial Labourers - for visit to agricultural/industrial exhibitions.
25% in 2nd and SL class
38
Kisans travelling by Govt sponsored Special trains`
33% in 2nd and SL class
39
Kisans & Milk Producers - visit to National level Institutes for learning/Training
50% in 2nd and SL class
40
Delegates for attending Annual Conferences of :
  (i)   Bharat Krishak Samaj and
  (ii)  Sarvodaya Samaj, Wardha.
50% in 2nd and SL class
IX
Artists & Sportspersons
41
Artistes - for performance.
·         75% in 2nd & SL Class
·         50% in 1st, AC Chair Car, 3AC & 2AC
·         50% in Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/ Jan Shatabdi  AC Chair Car, 3AC & 2AC
42
Film technicians - travelling for film production related work.
·         75% in SL
·         50% in 1st, AC Chair car, 3AC & 2AC
·         Incl Rajdhani/Shatabdi
43
Sportsmen participating in :
(i) All India and State tournaments
   
(ii) National tournaments
·         75% in 2nd and SL class
·         50% in 1st class
·         75% in 2nd, SL and 1stclass
·         50% in 1st class
44
Persons taking part in Mountaineering Expeditions organised by IMF
·         75% in 2nd and SL class
·         50% in 1st class
45
Press Correspondents accredited to Headquarters of Central & State Governments/Union Territories/ Districts - for press work.
Spouse/companion/dependent children (upto 18 years)
50% in all classes and in all inclusive fares of Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains.
50% concession twice every financial year.
X
Medical Professionals
46
Doctors – Allopathic - travelling for any purpose.
10%  in all classes and in Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains
47
Nurses & Midwives - for leave and duty.
25% in 2nd and SL class
XI
Others (Conference, Camps, Tours etc)
48
Delegates for attending Annual Conferences of certain All India bodies of social/cultural/educational importance.
25% in 2nd and SL class
49
Bharat Sewa Dal, Bangalore – for attending camps/meetings/rallies/ trekking programmes.
25% in 2nd and SL class
50
Volunteers of Service Civil International - for social service.
25% in 2nd and SL class
51
Teachers of Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools  - for educational tours.
25% in 2nd and SL class
52
Members of St. John Ambulance Brigade and Relief Welfare Ambulance Corps, Calcutta - for ambulance camps/competitions.
25% in 2nd and SL class
XII
Izzat MST
53
Izzat MST to persons with monthly income not exceeding 1500/-, working  in unorganised sectors – for journeys upto maximum 150 Kms.
    Rs. 25/-
* Concession is applicable only on basic fare.
At present, there is no proposal to withdraw the concessions given to Indian senior citizens and other categories of passengers.  However,  in view of increase in revenue foregone  year after year due to concessions being given to different categories of passengers, senior citizens of foreign nationals and Non-resident Indians have been excluded from the senior citizen category for the purpose of concession in passenger fare.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha 

 

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