It has been decided by the Ministry of Railways that only the following serving Railway Officers shall be eligible to have Gold Pass ;-
(i) Chairman/Railway Board, Financial Commissioner (Railways) and all Board members;
(ii) All Railway Officers in the scale of Rs. 24,050 – 26,000 and above, who directly report to the Railway Board.
(iii) Gold Pass already issued to HAG Officers in the scale of pay of Rs. 22,400- 24,500 in Railway Board or such of those Railway officers who directly report to the Railway Board, may be allowed to continue on personal basis till the present incumbents vacate the post.
2. In view of the above, the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 may be amended as in the Advance Correction Slip No. 19 enclosed.
3. In all other respects, instructions contained in Board’s Letter No. E(W) 97 PS 5-1/48 dated 06.07.1999 (S. No. 63) will remain the same.