Schedule III - School Pass

RAILWAY SERVANTS (PASS) RULES,1986 (1993 EDITION) SCHEDULE - III

Category

Conditions of entitlement

Entitlement Facilities

Group A, B, C, & D

i. School Cheque Pass can be issued to each such student son/ daughter who is dependent on the railway servant on production of a certificate from the recognised institution where the student is studying and which is away from the headquarters of the Railway servant and does not stay with the railway servant for educational purpose for undertaking journeys specifically listed in this schedule. The certificate should indicate that the son/daughter is a bonafide student of the recognised institution where he/she is studying.

[The School Pass can be issued upto four months in advance as per the request of the railway servant. However, the reasonable validity period for undertaking journeys on these passes may be decided by the pass issuing authority in each case depending upon the requirement of the occasion viz. distance involved, whether guardian is included or the student has to travel alone, whether request is for full set pass or half set pass, duration of the stay where the institution is located etc. ]1

ii. In cases where both husband and wife are railway servants, the passes shall be allowed against the account of either of the two;

iii. In case of a boy under 18 years and a girl of any age, the parent or guardian may be included in the pass issued; [The parent or guardian may also be included in the School Pass issued to handicapped student sons of railway employees who are 18 years of age and above subject to production of a Medical Certificate from the DMO that such boys are unable to travel alone.]4

iv. A parent including a step-parent or guardian in the same class may be included in a pass - outward or inward - and he/she may be issued a separate pass for going to bring the student or returning alone after leaving the student at school/ college etc. and the passes thus issued shall be treated as part of one half-set of school pass i.e. it will not count as a separate half-set. If the attendant be a guardian he/she will be issued only a II Class Pass;

v. School passes are admissible for students including those who are engaged in research work and are not getting any stipend/scholarship, other than on merits/means basis.

vi. Students over 21 years of age and doing a rotating internship for one year after passing MBBS are eligible for school passes and are also permitted in the privilege passes/PTOs of their parents even if they are in receipt of a stipend, provided the same forms a part of his/her medical course to be completed before becoming eligible for the award of M.B.B.S Degree.

 

Note: Student sons/daughters of Railway employees over 21 years of age and studying in degree courses in Homeopathy/Siddha/Unani and Ayurveda of Indian medicine may be treated at par with those undergoing MBBS course and may be extended the same facility of school/privilege pass provided it is certified by each Institution that internship forms a regular part of the syllabus for award of degree in the respective sphere of Indian medicines.

 

Entitles the holder to avail 3 sets or 6 half-sets in a year and to:-

[(i) be issued with the class of pass as indicated below:-

Category

Entitlement

[1.Group ‘A’ & Group ‘B’ (Gazetted)

I Class ‘A’

 

2. Non- Gazetted employees:-

(i) In Grade Pay Rs.  4200/- and above

Ist Class

(ii) In Grade pay Rs.  2800/-

IInd Class ‘A’

(iii) In Grade Pay below Rs.  2800/-

IInd /Sleeper Class]2

However, the children of railway employee studying in Oak Grove School Jharipani, who are not ordinarily entitled to Ist Class Passes, may, as a special case, be issued Ist Class Passes from their homes to Dehradun at the beginning of school session and back to their homes at the conclusion of the school session. The above provision equally applies for their up and down journeys during authorised vacations. On these occasions, Ist Class Passes may also be issued to the escorts (School teachers) for their up and down journeys;]2

ii. travel from school or college to the railway servant's headquarters to see either parent and back to school or college. This should be in case of recognised vacations of not less than three consecutive days duration (Sunday being included) or closure of institution due to unforeseen circumstances;

iii. travel from school or college to a place other than the railway servant's headquarters where either parent is residing and back to school or college ;

iv. to travel to recognised institution for admission and back to headquarters of the railway servant.

v. to travel to recognised institution for joining and back to head quarter of the railway servant;

vi. to travel to examination Centre for

a. Submitting forms of admission and to take up examination and back to headquarters.

b. taking examination at place other than the place of school or college;

vii. travel to the station where Head master/Principal etc. is staying in case he is required to fill the form etc. as a private candidate in presence of Headmaster etc. and back to the headquarters.

viii. travel back to the headquarters of the railway servant when he/she is withdrawn from school/college at the close of the course or for admission at the headquarters of the railway servant;

ix. travel on educational tour forming part of the school syllabus.

x. carry a bicycle in the pass in addition to free luggage permissible by making endorsement in the school cheque pass.

xi. travel upto port of embarkation and back if studying abroad. This would be on production of a certificate or other acceptable evidence that the student son/daughter has got admission in a college or University abroad and that he/she is required to join it by a particular date, or that the student son/daughter is returning after completing studies in a college or University abroad.

 

Note: (1) For the purpose of these Rules, School/College means School or College both academic and professional, recognised by the State Governments/ Central Governments/Recognised Universities. It is includes :-

Government Military Educational Institutions Such as National Defence Academy, Khadakvasala and I. M. A. at Dehradun, Armed Forces Administrative College, Coimbatore and any educational institute recognised by the the Ministry of Education such as Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad/ Banglore/ Calcutta/ Lucknow, National Institute of Training in Industrial Engg., Bombay, etc.

[School Pass may be issued to student sons/daughters who are engaged in full-time studies in the courses run by institutions like IGNOU, Indraprastha University, Department of Electronics or any other body set up under the statute subject to declaration by the parent in the format prescribed, to the effect that the course pursued by the student son/daughter is not correspondence/part-time course but requires regular full-time studies. Such declaration should be got endorsed by the concerned affiliating University/Organisation/Statutory body.]4

(2) Institutions such as day/night Adult School intended for the spare time education of adults/wage earners are not included in the definition of of School/ College. Nor schools/ colleges imparting part-time/ whole time education in language etc. course including correspondence are included in the definition of school/college.

(3) Break of journey en-route is permissible on school pass if endorsement to this effect is made on the pass.

(4) In cases where a school pass is sought to/ from a place other then the Railway servant's headquarters or the permanent place of residence of the other parent, if it be different, the grant of such pass shall have the approval of the gazetted officer who shall take into account the material facts relating to the request and accord his approval, recording reasons thereof, after he is satisfied that the said change is justified and not made with a view to receive any unintended benefit.

(5)In cases where school pass is sought to/from a place other then the Railway servant's headquarters, where either parent is residing even if temporarily such as during summer vacations, etc. the Pass shall be issued with the approval of gazetted officer who shall satisfy himself about the bonafides of such request, with reference to the passes/PTO's already issued for the parent's journey to such a place.

(6) Issue of School passes will not be affected by the stoppage of privilege passes of an employee on any account including by way of punishment.

(7) Incidents of suspension will not affect the eligibility of Railway employees to such passes.

(8) In case where the husband and wife are both railway employees each child will be allowed School passes during a particular year only against the husband's account or against the wife's account to ensure that particular child does not get more than the maximum prescribed limit of school passes in a year. The husband and the wife are to submit a joint option in this respect with regard to the child, in duplicate (one copy to each of the respective pass officers) when the pass is asked for the first time during any year.

[School  Pass  issued  to eligible son/daughter of Railway employees may be made valid  for journey  on  Rajdhani/Shatabdi  express trains,  subject  to  the normal "Pass Quota".  The condition of entitlement shall be as on  privilege pass of Railway employees.       

An  endorsement as "valid for journey in  the  entitled class  of Rajdhani/Shatabdi express trains" shall be made on  the School pass by the pass issuing authority.]5

SCHOOL CARD PASSES

Category

Condition of Entitlement

Category

Entitlement

Groups A, B, C & D

Will be issued for student son/ daughter of the railway servant to commute between the station of the residence of the railway servant and the station nearest to the school/ college on production of a certificate from the recognized institution where the student is studying. No distance restriction imposing on school card passes subject to where the student is travelling to & back from his/her institute within the same day. However in case of urban sections card pass issue may be restricted to a distance 600km return journey in the same day such restrictions shall be imposed by Railways depending on local circumstances for issue of such passes.

[1.Group ‘A’ & Group ‘B’ (Gazetted)

I Class ‘A’

 

2. Non- Gazetted employees:-

 

(i) In Grade Pay Rs.  4200/- and above

Ist Class

(ii) In Grade pay Rs.  2800/-

IInd Class ‘A’

(iii) In Grade Pay below Rs.  2800/-

IInd /Sleeper Class]2

References

1.    Railway Board's letter No. E(W) 2010 PS 5-1/11 dated 04.07.2011(RBE 101/2011) Advanced Correction Slip No. 70

2.    Railway Board's letter No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38 dated 13/10/2011 (RBE No. 145/2011) Advanced Correction Slip No. 69

3.    Railway Board's letter No. E(W)96 PS 5-1/30 dated 16.4.04   (RBE No. 81/2004) Advanced Correction Slip No. 45

4.    Railway Board's letter No. E(W) 96 PS 5-1/30 dated 13.11.2000(RBE 196/2000)

5.    Railway Board's letter No. E(W)96 PS5-1/27 dated 12.08.2000 (RBE 97/2000)

 

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