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GENERAL RULES FOR CONCESSION


T
he detailed rules, procedures, entitlement, purposes, etc for grant of concession are contained under different serial numbers in IRCA Coaching Tariff, Part I (Vol. II) which can be purchased from the General Secretary, I.R.C.A., Chelmsford Road, New Delhi.  For any complaints or clarifications, the General Manager or the Chief Commercial Superintendent of the concerned Zonal Railway Administration should be approached.  The important general rules for concession, in reference to the above mentioned Tariff, are as under:


 1.         (a)       All concessional fares shall be calculated on the basis of fares for Mail/Express trains irrespective of the type of train, i.e. Mail or Express or Passenger, by which the passenger travels.   

(b)       Concession shall not be granted for any journey the cost of which is borne by the Central or State Government or a local authority or a Statutory body or a Corporation or a Government Undertaking or a University.

 However, the students participating in the tournaments held or recognized by the schools or universities will be eligible to the concession.   

(c)        Concession shall be admissible only in respect of basic fares.  No concession is admissible in respect of other charges, viz. superfast sucharge, reservation fee, etc. However, in cases where concession has been allowed in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains, the concession shall be admissible in the total charges (including catering) of these trains. 

(d)       The concessions will be admissible subject to the minimum distance of 300 Kms, except in the case of students, blind, orthopaedically handicapped/paraplegic persons, TB and Cancer patients, Kidney patients, non-infectious leprosy patients, mentally retarded persons, thalassamia major disease patients, Heart, Hemophilia Patients, War Widows, Widows of IPKF, Widows of martyrs of operation Vijay 1999 (Kargil), Widows of defence personnel killed in action against terrorists & extremists, National Awardee Teachers, Shram Awardee Industrial Workers, Widows of Policemen killed in action against terrorists & extremists, Senior Citizens, Allopathic Doctors, parents accompanying the National Bravery Awardee child, Police Medal Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees coaches, sportsmen, Unemployed Youths for attending interviews for jobs, and their escorts, wherever admissible under the rules, in whose case the above mentioned distance restriction will not apply.  However, the distance restrictions otherwise applicable to general public for travel in each individual train will apply for issue of concessional tickets also.  

2.         Only one type of concession is admissible at a time at the choice of passenger and no person is allowed two or more concessions simultaneously.

 3.         (a) Break of journey en-route shall not be allowed on a concession ticket for a journey for a specific purpose viz. a student travelling to/from an examination Centre, a Cancer patient travelling to/from a hospital, a professor travelling to/from a Conference, etc.  It is allowed only where a break of journey is a natural event. 

(b)       Passengers breaking their journey are required to have their ticket endorsed from the Station Master where journey is broken. 

(c)        Passengers terminating journey en route, must surrender their ticket at the station where the journey is terminated.  Refund for the untravelled portion on such tickets will not be allowed. 

4.         Except Senior Citizens, concession on Indian Railway will be admissible on production of the requisite certificate from the concerned Person/Organization in India and the documents issued by persons/organizations in other countries shall not be valid for the purpose of concession. 

5.         In the case of Senior citizens, no proof of age is required at the time of purchasing tickets.  Concession tickets are issued on demand made through the option in reservation form.  However, they are required to carry some documentary proof showing their age or date of birth and produce it if demanded by some Railway Official during the journey.  Any document issued by any Government Institution/ Agency/Local Body, like Identity Card, Ration Card, Driving Licence, Pass Port, Educational certificate, certificate from Panchayat/Corporation/ Municipality, or any other authentic & recognised document, is acceptable for this purpose.  The Pass Port issued by foreign countries is also valid. 

6.         The holder of a concession ticket is not permitted to change the ticket to a higher class even by paying the difference of actual fares.  However, the categories of persons eligible for concession in first class (and not in AC 2-tier) can purchase tickets for AC 2-tier sleeper also on payment of the first class concessional fare plus difference of actual fares of AC 2-tier sleeper & first class. 

7.         Save as otherwise specifically provided, concession is not admissible in season tickets, circular journey tickets and prestigious trains like Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express, etc. which have separate all inclusive fare structure.  Concession is admissible to any one in Garib Rath Express trains. 

8.         In case where concessional Single/Return Journey Tickets or Season tickets or Circular journey tickets are to be issued for two or more persons, the concessional fare shall be calculated separately for each person. 

9.         All the concessions are to be granted across the counters at Stations/ Reservation Offices/Booking Offices only.  If some person enters the train without ticket or without proper ticket or extends journey on concession ticket or changes the concession to higher class, etc., he shall not be granted any concession in train, even if he is otherwise eligible for it under the rules.


FORMS

·          AIDS PATIENTS

·          CANCER PATIENTS

·          THALASAMIA PATIENTS

·          COMPLETELY BLIEND PATIENTS

·          HEART PATIENTS

·          MENTALLY RETARDED

·          TB PATIENTS

 

CONCESSION IS ADMISSIBLE TO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES OF PERSONS (AS ON  1.4.07)

 

CONCESSION IS ADMISSIBLE TO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES OF PERSONS (AS ON  1.4.07)

 

S.N

CATEGORY OF PERSONS

PERCENTAGE ELEMENT OF CONCESSION

 

 

SINGLE JOURNEY TICKETS

SEASON TICKETS

 

 

2nd

SL

1st

ACCC

& 3AC

2AC & 1AC

2nd

1st

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Orthopaedically Handicapped/ Paraplegic persons alongwith an escort travelling for any purpose

75

75

75

75

50

50

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Blind persons travelling alone or with an escort for any purpose

75

75

75

75

50

50

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Mentally retarded persons travelling with an escort for any purpose

75

75

75

75

50

50

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Deaf & Dumb persons (both afflictions together in the same person) travelling alone or with an escort for any purpose.

50

50

50

-

-

50

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Cancer patients travelling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodic check-up.

75

75

75

75

50

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Thalassemia patients travelling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodic check-up

75

75

75

75

50

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Heart patients travelling alone or with an escort for heart surgery

75

75

75

75

50

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Kidney patients travelling alone or with an escort for kidney transplant Operation/Dialysis

75

75

75

75

50

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Haemophilia Patients – severe & moderate form of disease - travelling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodical check up.

75

75

75

75

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

T.B./Lupas Valgaris patients traveling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodic check-up

75

75

75

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Non-infectious Leprosy patients - for treatment/periodic checkup.

75

75

75

-

-

-

-

12

Ostomy patients - travelling for any purpose.

-

-

-

-

-

50

50

13

Sr. Citizens of minimum 60 years - travelling for any purpose.

30 in all classes & Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains

-

-

14

Recipients of President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, after the age of 60 - travelling for any purpose.

30 in all classes & Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains

-

-

15

Doctors – Allopathic - travelling for any purpose.

10 in all classes and Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Shram Awardees - Industrial Workers awarded the Prime Minister’s Shram Award for Productivity and Innovation - travelling for any purpose.

75

75

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

National Awardee Teachers - Teachers honoured with National Award by the President of India for exemplary service in the field of education - travelling for any purpose.

50

50

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

Either of parents accompanying the Child Recipients of National Bravery Award - travelling for any purpose.

50

50

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

War Widows - travelling for any purpose.

75

75

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

Widows of I.P.K.F. Personnel killed in action in Sri Lanka - travelling for any purpose.

75

75

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Widows of Policemen & Paramilitary personnel killed in action against Terrorists and Extremists - travelling for any purpose.

75

75

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

Widows of defence personnel killed in action against terrorists & extremists Extremists - travelling for any purpose.

75

75

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

Widows of Martyrs of Operation Vijay in Kargil in 1999 – travelling for any purpose.

75

75

-

-

-

-

-

24

Students for going to hometown and educational tours : -     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- General Category -

50

50

-

-

-

50

50

- SC/ST Category -

75

75

-

-

-

75

75

- Girls upto 12th class and boys upto 10th class between home & school (MST) -

-

-

-

-

-

free

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

Students of Govt. schools in rural areas - for study tour - once a year. 

75

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

Entrance exam - Girls of Govt. schools in rural areas – for national level for medical, engineering, etc. entrance exam

75

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

Concession to students appearing in main written examination conducted by UPSC & Central Staff Selection Commissions.

50

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

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

50

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

Research scholars upto the age of 35 years - for journeys in connection with research work.

50

50

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

Youths attending National Integration Camps of :-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) National Youth Project

50

50

-

-

-

-

-

(b) Manav Uththan Sewa Sami ti

40

40

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

Students and non-students participating in Work Camps

25

25

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

Unemployed youths : –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       (i)  to attend interview for job in Public Sector Organisations (i.e. Central/ State Govt offices, Statutory Bodies, Municipal Corporation, Govt Under-taking, University or Public Sector Body.)                                                                                                 

50

50

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       (ii)  to attend interviews for jobs in Central & State Govt.

Full

-

-

-

-

-

-

33

Cadets and Marine Engineers apprentices undergoing Navigational/ Engineering training for Mercantile Marine - for travel between home and training ship.

50

50

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

Bharat Scouts & Guides - for scouting duty.

50

50

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35

Teachers of Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools  - for educational tours.

25

25

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

Kisans and Industrial Labourers  - for visit to agricultural/industrial exhibitions. 

25

25

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37

Kisans travelling by Govt. sponsored Special trains.

33

33

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38

Kisans & Milk Producers - visit to National level Institutes for learning/raining better farming/ dairy

50

50

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39

Delegates for attending Annual Conferences of :

   (i)   Bharat Krishak Samaj and

   (ii)  Sarvodaya Samaj, Wardha.

50

50

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

Delegates for attending Annual Conferences certain All India bodies of social/cultural/educational importance.

25

25

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41

Nurses & Midwives - for leave and duty.

25

25

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

42

Members of St. John Ambulance Brigade and Relief Welfare Ambulance Corps, Calcutta - for ambulance camps/ competitions.

25

25

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

Bharat Sewa Dal, Bangalore - for attending camps/meetings/rallies/ trekking programmes.

25

25

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44

Volunteers of Service Civil International  -  for social service.

25

25

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45

Artistes - for performance.

75

75

50

-

-

-

-

46

Sportsmen participating in :

     (i) All India and State

          tournaments

     (ii) National tournaments

 

75

 

75

 

75

 

75

 

50

 

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

Persons taking part in Mountaineering Expeditions organised by IMF

75

75

50

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

48

Press Correspondents accredited to Headquarters of Central & State Governments/Union Territories/ Districts - for press work.

50 in all classes and 30 in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains. 

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

49

Persons with income less than Rs. 400 p.m. working in unorganised sectors – for journeys upto maximum 100 Kms.

-

-

-

-

-

Rs. 15

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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