Entitlement of Metal Pass holders to travel in I-AC Class for self and for family to travel in 2-AC Class

Railway Board Letter No
E[W]2007/PS5-1/3 dated 04-05-07
Date
RBE No
72/2007
Circular Subject
Entitlement of Metal Pass holders to travel in I-AC Class for self and for family to travel in 2-AC Class- Amendment to Schedule I Duty Pass of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition 1993]

In terms of Item I [1] [b] of Schedule-I [Duty Pass] of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993], Railway Officers holding Silver Pass are entitled to travel on Indian Railways alone in any class or alongwith their family in any class other than First AC Class, or in First AC Class on payment of 1/3rd difference of fare between First AC Class and AC sleeper for their family, subject to reserving a maximum number of 4 berths.  Item I [1] [c] of this Schedule provides that all Officers of the Ministry of Railways and Railway  Administration drawing basic pay of Rs.14,300/- & above in Administrative Grade holding Bronze Pass are entitled to travel, on duty, on Indian Railways alone in any Class or alongwith their family in any class other than First AC Class or First AC Class on payment  of 1/3rd difference of fare between First AC Class and AC Sleeper Class  for their family, subject to reserving a maximum number of 4 berths.

 

2.         The extant provisions in Schedule-I [Duty Pass] in Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] as brought-out above do not permit Railway Officers entitled to First AC Class travel on duty to avail First AC berth for self and one or more berths in 2nd AC or 3rd AC for their family.  Board has, therefore, now decided that officers entitled to Silver Pass & Bronze Pass drawing basic pay of Rs.14,300 and above in Administrative Grade will be entitled to travel on Indian Railways alone in any Class or alongwith their family in any class other than First AC Class or along with their family in First AC Class on payment  of 1/3rd difference of fare between First AC Class and AC Sleeper Class for their family, or one berth in First AC for the pass holder & AC Sleeper for his family, subject to reserving a maximum number of 4 berths.

 

3.         In view of the above, Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] may be amended as in the Advance Correction Slip No. 54 enclosed.

 

4.         This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

Advance Correction Slip No. 54 to Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993]

 

            The  Rule position under the heading ‘Conditions of entitlement’ under Column 3 of Schedule-I [Duty Pass] of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] in respect of Items I [1] [b] and first para of Item I [1] [c] may be amended as under:-

 

A: FOR TRAINS OTHER THAN RAJDHANI / SHATABDI

 

Category

Kind of pass to which entitled

Conditions of entitlement

ON DUTY

 

b]  Senior Administrative Grade officers of the Railways and in Railway Board or Heads of the Department of the Railway Administrations

 

Silver Pass

Entitles the holder to travel on Indian Railways alone in any Class, or alongwith his family in any class other than First AC Class, or alongwith his family in I-AC Class on payment of of 1/3rd difference of fare between I  AC Class and AC sleeper Class for his family or one berth in First AC for the pass holder & AC Sleeper for his  family, subject to reserving a maximum number of four berths.

 

c]   All Officers of the Ministry of Railways and Railway Administrations drawing basic pay of Rs.14,300/- and above in Administrative Grade other than those referred in [a] and [b] above. 

 

Bronze Pass

Entitles the holder to travel on Indian Railways alone in any Class, or alongwith his family in any class other than First AC Class, or alongwith his family in First AC Class on payment of of 1/3rd difference of fare between I AC Class and AC sleeper Class for his family, or one berth in I-AC for the pass holder & AC Sleeper for his  family, subject to reserving a maximum number of four berths. However, for traveling in First AC Class, while on duty, the following authority should be issued by the Railway Administration. 

[Authority : Board’s letter No. E[W]2007 PS5-1/3 dated 04-05-2007]

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