Entitlements of Passes/PTOs

 Entitlements of Passes/PTOs in respect of railway servants drawing pay in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.

Category Privilege Pass & PTO Duty Pass
Gazetted Officers A & B Ist Class 'A' Pass Ist Class 'A' Pass
Non-Gazetted employees
GP Rs.4200/- and above Ist Class Pass Ist Class Pass
GP Rs.2800/-  IInd Class 'A' Pass* IInd Class 'A' Pass*
In GPRs.1900/- and above but below Rs.2,800/- One IInd Class 'A' Pass* in a year, remaining passes and PTOs of Second/Sleeper Class. IInd Class 'A' Pass*
GP Rs. 1800 One IInd Class 'A' Pass* in a year, remaining passes and PTOs of Second/Sleeper Class. Second / Sleeper Class Pass

(Ref 1)


Holder of IInd Class, 'A' pass shall be entitled to travel by AC-3 tier class in trains other than Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto Exp. trains. IInd Class 'A' Pass is of yellow colour.

  • The Railway employees who are already entitled to 1st Class Passes, shall continue to draw 1st Class Passes, irrespective of their eligibility in terms of these orders.
  • Grade Pay granted under the MACP Scheme will be taken into account for eligibility of pass. (Ref 6) However a railway staff after allotment of higher GP through MACP is not eligible to draw higher class of pass as per pre-revised entitlements. (Ref 7)

Number of passes

Gazetted Officers A & B
6 sets per year
Gr C & D
First 5 years
1 sets per year
After 5 years
3 sets per year

Entitlement of Pass/PTO in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Garib Duronto Exp.

Rajdhani Express (First Class Pass holders)

On duty : One berth in 3 AC

On Privilege Pass/PTO/Post Retirement Pass :  One berth in 2 AC or Two berths in 3 AC.

Shatabdi Express (First Class Pass holders)

On duty : One seat in AC Chair Car

On Privilege Pass/PTO/Post Retirement Pass :  Two seats in AC Chair Car

Jan Shatabdi Express

I/I A Pass

·         Can travel in Chair Car same as in Shatabdi Express.

·         Attendant in Iind class.

·         Widow/Post retirement pass holder above 65 years can take a companion as per rules.

Garib Rath Express

·         All I/I ‘A’/II ‘A’ Passes to serving and retired Railway employees are valid. Attendant not permitted.

Duranto Express Trains

Booking of berths/seats in Duranto Express Trains is permitted for serving/retired Railway servants on Duty/Privilege/Post Retirement Complimentary Passes on the pattern of Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express Trains. (Ref 3)

50% of the Duty Pass quota in Duranto Express trains in Sleeper and 2S will be earmarked at the counter for booking on first-come-first-served basis whereas remaining 50% will be treated as Emergency quota. (Ref 4)

Second Class ‘A’ passes are valid for travel in SL and 2S classes of Duranto Express trains. Second/Sleeper class passes are valid for travel in 2S class of Duranto Express trains. (Ref 5)

The maximum number of berth/seats to be booked against Second Class/ Second Class ‘A’ passes maybe restricted to 4 per pass. (Ref 5)

1. Railway Board Letter No: PC-VI No.244/2011 dated 6.01.2011(RBE No.03/2011)
2. Railway Board Letter No: No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38

3. Railway Board Letter No: E (W) 2009/PS 5-1/30 dated 01/03/2013 (RBE No:  20/2013)

4. Railway Board letter No. 2012/TG-I/20/P/Duranto (RBE 26/2013) dated 02.04.2013

5.  Railway Board Letter No: E(W) 2009/PS 5-1/30 Date 22/04/2013 (RBE 35/2013)

6. Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 12.01.2011 (RBE No. 06/2011)

7. Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)2011/PS 5-1/6 dated 09/12/2011


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RAJEEV (not verified)

Mon, 20/08/2012 - 11:55

Sir I have First Class QST between Rewari and Gurgaon, but there is no train have First Class coaches.

Am I eligible to travel in Ac 3 tier because practically I am paying 7 times more than regular QST.

Please help 

Jigisha (not verified)

Wed, 22/08/2012 - 21:52

I was working in Railway as Head Clerk in grade 5000-8000 and tender voluntary retirement in April 2009. while working in Railway as on 01.02.2006, my pay was fixed in grade 9300-34800 in grade pay 4200. Since at the relevant time no pass revised entitlement was issued I got retired with facility of second class pass based on old entitlement.

Meanwhile after retirement the revised entitlement was issued by Railway Board, but my pass clerk refused to issue me first class stating that the entitlement is not issued for complimentary passes and hence will not issue first class.

Kindly help me how to obtain Ist class pass.


suresh kumar kheria (not verified)

Thu, 13/09/2012 - 18:20

Dear sir,

                        I Suresh Kumar Kheria  was worked in CLW  chittaranjan  & i just retired from

Grade (3) post on march 2011. Right now  i am getting two set of  2nd class pass  in a year.

From this writting i am asking to you that , i am 100% handicaped ( DEAF & DUMB ) . I want

to know  that , is there any rules or terms in RLY of getting more than two passes to

handicaped RLY employee after retired.   Mob:9434579668 / rajan2626@rediffmail.com

vineet (not verified)

Tue, 18/09/2012 - 23:28


My Father is Railway Employee working as a Technician Grade-1 at Jamalpur Railway

workshop,.As a dependent son, I m supposed to avail the railway pass facility on father's

Account if i m continuing my further studies after the prescribed age of 21..

I have recently taken admission in M.Sc at Nalanda Open University for this academic session


So will I be availing the privilege pass facility of my father on this ground or there is

any other criteria for a student son other than this...??????

Please Clarify this issue.................

subrata kr ghosh (not verified)

Thu, 20/09/2012 - 21:36

sir, i was eployed at jamalpur railway workshop,technician-lll,electrical,my joining date is march2010, so i did'nt complete 5years of service and now i am getting one set 2nd class pass in a year,but according new pass rule i applied for 3rd ac pass but here pass section answer me that they did'nt received any cpo circucular regarding new pass rule for those employee who does'nt comlpeted 5year of service, therfore they reject my application for 3rd ac pass. So please tell me that i am entitled for which class previlage passes

All railway employees are entitled for at least one set of 3 AC pass. Nowhere in the pass rules there is a division between 5 year completed and other employee with regard to pass class. 

Now a babu in in your office reject the pass , you have to complain. Write your complaint in the Grievance register. Ask this Babu to show the rule which says that you are not eligible for 3 AC. New pass rules class of eligibility is based on GP , not on your length of service.

vickey gupta (not verified)

Fri, 28/09/2012 - 19:24

sir, i am employ at sealdah control room my joining date is sep 2010, so i did'nt complete 5 years of service and now i am getting one set 2nd class pass in a year, but according new pass rule i applied for 3rd ac pass but here pass section answer me that they did'nt received any cpo circular regarding new pass rule for those employee who are not completed 5 year of service, therefore they reject my application for 3rd ac pass. So please tell me that i am entitled for which class privilege passes. 

You are eligible for 3 AC pass. New pass rules are based solely on GP of employee and doesn't say anything about service.
Unfortunate that divisional office babus all over IR deny the rights of employees.

Sudharsan Sund…

Wed, 24/10/2012 - 21:50


My mother is a Railway Employee from chennai.. She has a 3 A.C. pass eligible for her. my doubt is that whether we can travel in Rajdhani/Duronto/Garib Rath trains by paying the difference amount from the original 3 A.C. fare from the normal trains?? kindly clarify

Nirmal Kumar Ghosh

Thu, 22/11/2012 - 18:15

I have joined as Jr. Engineer(Workshop). After joining I was in training period for one year. Just I have completed 5 years service including my training period. Plz tell me whether I am eligible for 3 sets of pass or not. Again tell me what is the actual rule. 

Sir, I am a Ex-service men from Indian Navy and re employee in Indian Railway since 21.06.2011, as per your establishment rule for pass & pto its says 1800 grade pay can't be avail 2nd class 'A'  Duty pass but as per a ex-servicemen we get defense pension also if it is include with our grade pay we can be get 2nd class 'A' Duty pass but our babu said there is no rule for get this, sir it is requested to you to please look after us.      

Nirmal Kumar Ghosh

Sun, 25/11/2012 - 12:25

I have completed my 5 years of service on 20-11-2012. Will you tell me whether i will get the remaining 2 sets of pass and PTOs in the remaining fraction of year.

Mihir Baran Biswas

Tue, 04/12/2012 - 09:19

I am Technician Gr. III staff at TMO/HWH. My joining date is 31-05-2011. My grade pay is Rs. 1900/-. Should I eligible for IInd Class 'A' Pass before completion of 05 Years?

Nirmal Kumar Ghosh

Sun, 10/03/2013 - 18:02

We have joined as Tr. Junior Engineer and our training period was 18 months and our pay was 11360, But as per GM's special order our training period has been curtailed from 18 months to 12 months. Will you say me whether we will get the full basic(13500).

Hello sir

My GP is 4600 and want to travel by rajdhani express with my wife and son aged 8 years..can i be issued 2 first class passes to get 3 berths in AC 3

Please reply...regards 



    5 year service in 01 set pass. but trainnig periad  Inclued  5 years service 


Sat, 17/11/2018 - 23:57

I want to travel by rajdhani exp.  from sadh to ndls . I am in 4600/- grade pay . In my family me my wife and two children 4yrs and 8yrs. Can we travel 2AC by taking two berth along with my wife and two children with the help of two 1st class pass.? and is there any chance of confirmed ticket on 1st day of opening reservation in 2AC.?