Return of Metal Pass by the Retiring Officers

Railway Board Letter No
E(W)/89/PS 5-1/9 dated 17.2.1992
Date
Circular Subject
Return of Metal Pass by the Retiring Officers

Instances  have come to the notice of the  Ministry  of Railways,  of Railway Officers not surrendering, at the  time  of retirement, the Metal passes issued to them while in service  for travel on duty.

       

The  matter  has  been considered by  the  Ministry  of Railways and it has been decided that the following measures  may be  taken  to  eliminate misuse of the Metal  Passes  by  retired officers.

       

 (i)       Officers who have already retired but who have not yet surrendered the Metal Passes issued to them and in  whose cases settlement dues have already been paid, may be directed to return the Metal Passes forthwith. If the Metal Pass is not returned by the retired Officer  pursuant to the issue of such directions, three times the cost of the Metal Pass, as revised from time to time  may be levied.  In case of non-payment, issue  of post-retirement complimentary passes may be withheld under advice to them, till such time the Metal Passes are surrendered or the cost, as referred  to above, is recovered as the case may be.

       

 (ii)     Officers retiring in future may be directed to return the Metal Passes, before/at the time of retirement, failing which the officer may be advised that he would forfeit post-retirement complimentary passes till such time the Metal Passes are surrendered or an amount equivalent to three times the cost of the Metal Pass is remitted by the retired Railway Officer.

        

             In  both cases, as above, the invalidity of  the  Metal pass must be suitably notified to all concerned.

       

3. However,  in  respect of serving employees  who  report  loss  of Metal Pass, the penalty of recovery of the cost  of  the Metal pass may continue to be levied, as hitherto.

       

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

 

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