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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.

Pass Rules

General conditions

Family for Passes

Family for Passes

Other Passes for Railway Employees

Duty Card Pass

  • Issued to officers who are not issued with metal passes and other Railway employees who are required to travel frequently on duty.
  • Normallyissued for a period of 1 year.

Emergent Duty Pass

  • To perform official duties

Residential Card Pass

  • Issued to Railway employees over notified sections for travel from their place of residence to place of duty and back.

Transfer Pass

Kit Pass

  • For carriage of houselholds from old station to new station or another station where the Railway employee want to settle down.
  • Officers appointed to Railway service prior to 1.5.1976:

Gr 'A' & 'B'

Various types of passes

  • Metal Passes - Gold, Silver & Bronze.
  • Duty Card Pass
  • Emergent Duty Pass
  • Residential Card Pass
  • Transfer Pass
  • Kit Pass.
  • Settlement Pass.
  • Provision Pass.
  • Cheque Passes.
  • Complimentary Pass to Licensed Porters.
  • Split Pass.
  • School Passes.
  • School Card pass.
  • Post Retirement Passes.
  • Widow Pass.


Penalty for the loss/Misuse of Pass

Penalty for the loss of passes:

1. Railway Staff:

Post Retirement Complimentary Pass for Retired Railway Employee

 Number eligible

Chairman and Members of Railway Board

5 sets per year

Group A & B with railway service of 20 years or more

3 sets per year

Group C staff with railway service of 20 years or more

2 sets per year

Huray ! New First Class pass norms has been issued


New pass rules has been issued by the Railway Board today, i.e.06.01.2011.

In non-gazatted catagory,

GP 4200 and above will get First class pass - ie. Two Tier AC travel.

GP 2800 will get II class 'A' pass - ie Three Tier AC travel (yellow color pass introduced)

GP below 2800 will get One II class 'A' pass and Two Sleeper Class passes.


Cheers to all railwaymen.

Happy new year.




See this - plum posts but . . . . .

Reservation supervisor, chief commercial clerk, office superintendent, loco pilot, sr. passenger guard, junior engineer, chief telephone operator - Railway employees holding this posts having the grade pay of Rs. 4200 and even senior cadre in this catagory ( Chief Reservation supervisor, Senior Engineer) having grade pay of Rs. 4600 and appointed after 1987.

NEW PASS NORMS - AIRF & NFIR keeps on bluffing

AIRF chief S.G. Mishra to railwaymen.

Sub: Entitlement of Privilege Pass  

Dear Coms.,

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