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Pass Rules

Indian Railways issue free passes and concessional Tickets called Privilege Ticket Orders (PTO) for railway employees. Not all the passes for railway staff are free.

School Pass for wards of Railway Employees

General conditions of elgibility

School Card Pass to wards of the Railway employees

  • Issued to wards of Railway servants to enable them to travel between station near residence and station near to school or college based on certificate of school authorities.
  • Wards of retired/deceased Railway employees are eligible for School Card passes till the end of academic year in which retirement/death occurs.

Indian Railways Establishment Manual (IREM)

Duty/Privilege and post-retirement Pass quota by Rajdhani/Shatabdi Trains for Railway employees

Duty/Privilege and post-retirement complimentary Pass quota by Rajdhani Express trains

Train No./Destination




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Entitlements on Privilege/Post Retirement Pass in the case of Gazetted Railway Officers


Chairman & Members of Railway Board

Scale of Pay


Mail/Exp Trains

TRAVEL ENTITLEMENTS on Metal Passes issued to Gazetted officers


Chairman & Members of Board, FC, CCRS, GMs and other officers who directly report to RB

Scale of Pay

75500 - 80000

Type of pass


Widow pass


Companion in lieu of attendant

  • The facility of a Companion will be provided only on I/I A post-retirement complimentary pass of retired railway servants who are above the age of 65 years if there is already a provision to carry an Attendant as per the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986.*
  • The facility of a Companion in lieu of attendant will be permitted only when the pass holder and/or eligible members of family above the age of 65 years is travelling along with the Companion in Sleeper class / II class.

Entitlements of Passes/PTOs

 Entitlements of Passes/PTOs in respect of railway servants drawing pay in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.

Luggage Allowance for Passes


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