As per extant instructions Bronze Metal pass/Card pass with All India validity to below JAG officers/staff are not to be issued by Railway Administration. In case of exigency only Card Pass for journey between the stations and for the period mentioned in such Card Pass is to be issued. It has, however, come to the notice of Board that certain Railways and Production Units are issuing card pass with All India validity to below JAG with the approval of concerned HODs.
The entire issue in this connection has been reviewed by Board and it has been decided that Card Passes with All India validity may be issued to below JAG officers in the entitled class, with the personal approval of General Manager. The power may be exercised very rarely and judiciously on merit of each case and should not be delegated further.
In view of the above position, Railway Servants (Pass)Rules,1986 (2nd Edition 1993) may be amended as per Advance Correction Slip No.39 enclosed.
This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
Advance Correction Slip No.39 to Railway Servants (Pass)Rules,1986 (2nd Edition 1993)
The following note may be inserted after item (g) (2), under Schedule-I (Duty Pass) on page 7 of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986, (2nd Edition, 1993).
Notwithstanding the above provisions, Card Passes with all India validity, may be issued to below JAG officers/staff with the personal approval of General Manager, on merit of each case. This power may be exercised very rarely and judiciously and should not be delegated further.
(Authority: Railway Board's letter No.E(W)2000PS5-1/21 dated 26.9.2002)