Instructions already exist vide Board's letter No.E(W)/89 PS5-1/9 dated 17.2.1992 that retiring officers shall return the Metal pass, before/at the time of retirement, failing which post-retirement complimentary pass shall be forfeited till such time the Metal Pass is surrendered or 3 times the cost of the Metal Pass is remitted by the retired Railway Officer.
Instances have come to the notice of Board that Duty Pass (Metal Pass or Card Pass) issued to Railway Officers are not being surrendered before/at the time of retirement, which has resulted in its misuse in some cases. It has, therefore, been decided by Board that retiring Railway servant shall obtain a "No Objection Certificate" from Pass Section and submit it to the concerned authorities before his settlement dues are released.
3. In view of above, Schedule I Part-II of Railway Servants(Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition, 1993) may be amended as in Advance Correction Slip No.22 enclosed.
4. In all other respects, the provision of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 shall apply.
5. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.22 TO RAILWAY SERVANTS (PASS) RULES
1986 ( 2nd EDITION 1993 )
Insert Note 3 under Note 2 below Schedule I, Part II (Re-numbering the existing Note 3 as 4) as follows:
"It will be the responsibility of the railway servant to surrender his Metal Pass or Duty Card Pass or to pay the penalty therefor if lost, before demitting office on superannuation or otherwise. The railway servant must obtain the "No Objection Certificate" from the Pass Section and submit it to the concerned authorities before his settlement dues are released".
(Authority: Board's lr.No.E(W)/99 PS 5-1/10 dated 31.5.2000).