Schedule IV - Post Retirement Complimentary Pass

RAILWAY SERVANTS (PASS) RULES,1986 (1993 EDITION)

SCHEDULE - IV [See Rule 8(2)]

POST RETIREMENT COMPLIMENTARY PASS

[Category

Number of passes admissible in one year

1

2

Group A & B

 

With railway service of 20 years or more

3 sets

Group C

 

With railway service of 20 years or more

2 sets

Group D

 

With railway service of 20 years or more

1 set  ]1

 Note: A benefit of additional 5 years service for post-retirement complimentary passes may be allowed to those medically decategorised /unfit railway servants who retire either by refusing to accept the alternative post or the alternative post being not available.

[The entire period of past service rendered prior to 22.10.1980 and 1.4.1990 by the employees of statutory and non-statutory recognised (subsidized) canteens respectively, excluding such of the portions of past services as may not qualify in terms of Rule 14 and various Rules under chapter III of Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993, may be counted along with the post 22.10.1980 and 1.4.1990 period of qualifying service for pensionary benefits and post retirement complimentary passes.] 2

[Since all the posts carrying GP 1800 in PB-1 have been classified as Group ‘C’, the employees retiring from these Group ‘C’ posts in PB-1 GP Rs. 1800 would automatically be entitled for Post Retirement Complimentary Passes /widow passes as per Group ‘C’ entitlement.]29

Conditions for issue of post-retirement complimentary pass

i. [Post-retirement complimentary Passes are issued to Railway servants for self, wife/husband, children and widowed dependent mother only subject to the same conditions as applicable to railway servants in service. ]3

ii. Subject to the conditions stipulated in (iii) below, a retired Railway servant will be eligible to the same class of Post-retirement Complimentary pass, as he was enjoying at the time of service.

iii. Retired Railway servant who was officiating in the higher grade at the time of quitting service shall be granted post-retirement complimentary passes of the number appropriate to the post held by him in the substantive capacity. However the full benefit of post-retirement complimentary passes corresponding to the higher post as to their number and class may be given to those Railway employees-

a. [who have been promoted to higher grade on regular basis and retires from the higher grade.]4

b. where the promotion in the higher grade is on ad-hoc basis after working for a minimum of 3 years in the higher grade; or

[‘Ad-hoc’ promotions made after following the requisite formalities for promotion to Group B posts does not attract the provisions of minimum 3 years  service for their eligibility to higher class pass.]5

c. Where service after regular promotion falls short of 2 years but the total of regular service added to adhoc service in the higher grade is 3 years or more the full benefit of post-retirement complimentary passes as to their number and class may be given.

[iv. a. Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to those Railway servants who are dismissed from service.

b. Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall also not be issued to those Railway servants who are removed from service on or after 26.10.2005.

c. Post Retirement Complimentary Pass shall not be issued to those retired railway servants on whom the penalty of cent percent cut in pension and gratuity has been imposed on or after 20.1.05.

d. Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall be issued to those railway servants who are dismissed or removed from service on or after 26.10.2005 but are granted compassionate allowance in terms of Rule 65 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993. Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall be issued to such dismissed/ removed railway servants from the date of grant of compassionate allowance. ]6

v. In the year in which the Railway servant retires from service he is entitled to that number of single journey Post-retirement complimentary passes which represents the difference between the number of privilege passes he is normally entitled to in a calendar year while in service and the number actually availed by him, provided the total number of Post-retirement complimentary passes applied for after the date of retirement does not exceed the number of post-retirement complimentary passes for which he is entitled in a calendar year.

vi. In cases where both husband or wife are retired Railway servants, they may avail the complimentary passes on each other's account.

vii. When a retired Railway servant himself or a member of his family eligible for inclusion in post-retirement complimentary pass is blind in both eyes, and travels alone, one attendant may be allowed to travel in the same class in which the blind person is travelling duly including the attendant in the complimentary pass, on production of a certificate from Medical Officer of the Railway concerned to the effect that the person concerned is blind in both the eyes.

viii. [deleted] 1

ix. Members of the Railway Board including Chairman and Financial Commissioner can travel by Rajdhani Expresses on certain conditions as given in item (xxxii) of Schedule II for serving Board Members.

x. In the case of Railway employees governed by the Pension Rules, the breaks in service which are condoned for the purpose of pension and death-cum-retirement gratuity may be condoned for the purpose of post-retirement complimentary passes and service preceding the break counted for the purpose of post-retirement complimentary passes. Likewise breaks in service which are condoned for Special contribution to PF for non-pensionable employees may be taken as condoned for post-retirement passes.

xi. [Period of service rendered by employees in non-railway departments or establishments prior to joining railway service will not count except where such non-railway service has been counted along with railway service for pensionary benefits. In respect of railway servants whose past non-railway service has been counted along with railway service for pensionary benefits, a weightage equivalent to half of such non-railway service will be taken into account for the purpose of making good the shortfall in the minimum required 20 years of railway service in order that they become eligible for Post-Retirement Complimentary Passes and in such cases the number of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall be as admissible on completion of minimum required twenty(20) years of railway service only.] 7

xii. Passes to retired employees are not admissible over the Nilgiri Railway during the months of April, May and June.

xiii. Misuse of a post-retirement pass renders the retired Railway servant liable to be deprived of the privilege of getting such passes.

xiv. All First 'A'/First Class Complimentary Pass Holders are entitled to take one attendant free with them in [Second Class/Sleeper Class]8 subject to the conditions stipulated for privilege passes.

 

[(xiv a) Provision of companion in lieu of Attendant to senior citizen I Class / I 'A' post retirement complimentary Pass holders: ]9

The facility of a Companion in lieu of Attendant to senior citizen I Class / I 'A' post retirement complimentary Pass holders has been allowed, subject to the following conditions:

a) The facility of a Companion will be provided only on the post-retirement complimentary Ist and I 'A' Passes in which there is already a provision to carry an Attendant as per the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986.

b) The facility of a Companion will be allowed only to retired railway servants who are above the age of 65 years.

c) The facility of a Companion in lieu of attendant will be permitted only when the pass holder and/or eligible members of family above the age of 65 years will be travelling along with the Companion in Sleeper class. In other words, if any other eligible member of the family below the age of 65 years is included in the pass, then the facility of travel in Sleeper Class /II class with a Companion will not be permitted.

Accordingly, senior citizen railway employees will have the option either to carry an "Attendant" in Sleeper class/ II Class while they themselves are travelling in I class/ AC 2-tier or to carry a "Companion" in Sleeper class/ II class in lieu of an Attendant if the pass holder themselves travel in Sleeper class/ II class.

[The senior citizens are also allowed to take a companion along with them in higher class on payment of full difference of fare between sleeper class/ II class and the class in which the retired railway employee travels.]10

[The facility of companion in lieu of attendant may, however, be permitted when the pass holder and/or eligible members of family above the age of 65 years are travelling alongwith the mentally retarded and/or physically disabled son or daughter of the retired railway employee, who is eligible to be included in the Post Retirement Complimentary Pass as per rules.]11

In case a Companion is provided, the pass issuing authorities shall take a specific request for the same and also mention the ages of the persons included in the pass, and the following endorsement shall be made on the pass:

["Companion in lieu of Attendant is permitted only when the pass holder and/or other family member of more than 65 years of age is/are travelling in Sleeper Class/II Class or in higher class on payment of difference of fare between SL/II class and the class in which the retired railway employee travels”.]10&12

d) [Retired Railway employees of 70 years of age and above who are entitled to Ist Class /Ist ‘A’ Post Retirement Complimentary Passes may take a companion in the same class in all trains,  including Rajdhani /Shatabdi trains,  by paying 1/3rd of the difference of fare between Sleeper Class /II Class and the class in which the retired Railway employee travels, and the following endorsement shall be made on the pass:-

“Companion in lieu of attendant will be permitted only when the pass holder and other family member(s) more than 70 years of age is / are traveling in SL/II  Class in trains other than Rajdhani/Shatabdi express, or in higher class by paying 1/3rd of the difference of fare between SL /II Class and the class in which the pass holder /family member(s) above 70 years of age is/are  traveling in all trains, including Rajdhani /Shatabdi trains, subject to  existing restrictions regarding number of berths”.]13

xv. A child adopted after retirement/ superannuation, as the case may be, may be included in the post-retirement complimentary passes provided there is a satisfactory proof of adoption irrespective of the fact whether adoption is permissible or not under the Personal Law governing retired railway servant.

2.                  [Legally divorced daughter and widowed daughter may be included in the post-retirement complimentary pass as dependent relative of the retired Railway servants, provided they reside with retired Railway employees and subject to fulfillment of the income criteria laid down for the purpose.]14

xvi. Post-retirement complimentary passes, when requested by the Retired railway employee to be sent by post, should be despatched by Registered Post at the Railway's cost.

xvii. Period of apprenticeship that does not count towards pension will not be taken into consideration for the purpose of grant of post-retirement complimentary passes.

xviii. Pass Issuing Authority shall satisfy himself about the identity of the retired Railway employee before issuing the Post retirement complimentary pass.

xix. Railway administration shall issue an identity card bearing the photographs of superannuated/ retired railway employee and the family members eligible for inclusion in the post retirement passes. Such retired railway employees travelling on post retirement complimentary passes will have to carry the identity card to enable railway staff on duty to verify the identity of all those travelling on such passes.

[Attested photocopies of family identity cards may be treated as valid document while undertaking journey against post retirement pass in a situation where at a given point of time, eligible family members are travelling in different directions.]15

xx. [One set of post-retirement complimentary pass shall be disallowed for every month of unauthorised retention of railway quarters by the retired officers/staff. For this purpose, a part of a month exceeding 10 days in any calendar month shall be taken as a full month. A show cause notice to this effect may be issued to the concerned retired employee before disallowing the complimentary passes. The concerned retired employee shall be allowed the Post-retirement Complimentary passes after the period during which forfeited passes could have been admissible is over.]16

 

[(xx a) Inclusion of escort in the post-retirement Complimentary Passes issued to physically handicapped Retired Railway employees

i. In the case of those Retired Railway employees, who are eligible for three sets of First A post-retirement Complimentary Passes, may be allowed an option either to avail of the passes as per their entitlement or avail two sets alongwith an escort in the same class, in each of the two sets of the passes by surrendering the remaining one set;

ii. In the case of those Retired Railway employees, who are eligible for 2 sets of First A post-retirement Complimentary Passes, an option may be given either to avail of the passes as per their entitlement or avail one set alongwith an escort in the same class by surrendering the remaining one set;

iii. In respect of those Retired Railway employees, who are eligible for 2 sets of First Class post-retirement Complimentary Passes, an option may be given either to avail of the passes as per their entitlement or avail one set alongwith an escort in the same class by surrendering the remaining one set;

iv. In respect of those Retired Railway employees, who are eligible for one set of First Class post-retirement Complimentary Pass, the facility of an escort in the same class may be allowed on the single set of pass;

v. In respect of those Retired Railway employees, who are eligible for Second Class / Sleeper Class post-retirement Complimentary Passes, one set of higher class of pass but not higher than 1st Class, with an escort in the same class, may be allowed in lieu of the total entitlement of post-retirement Complimentary Passes.

Provided further that the facility of an escort would be allowed only on the recommendation of a Senior D.M.O. and where the employee has no family member. The facility of an attendant which is allowed on First Class Pass will, however, not be allowed. The other conditions stipulated in Railway Board's letters No. E(W) 82PS5-1 dated 5.9.83 applicable to serving physically handicapped employees will equally apply in the case of Retired physically handicapped Railway employees as well.] 17

Other facilities

i. [  A retired Railway servant may be issued, on his/her request, one set of complimentary Pass one month more than the Advanced Reservation period i.e, five months at present, in general, in advance of the current calendar year from the date of issue, for journeys commencing in the next year duly debiting such issue of complimentary pass in the next year's account.] 18

ii. A retired Railway servant, if he so, desires, can obtain his post-retirement complimentary passes from an office of his choice authorised to issue such passes irrespective of the Railway or office from where he had retired. The Railway thus opted by the retired railway servant will be recorded in his service records and that railway will be supplied with all the essential details including specimen signature of the retired railway servant, date of birth of his children and permanent residential address. The railway thus opted will prepare and maintain pass index cards of the retired-railway servant.

iii. the retired railway servant can change the option and elect another railway, should it be necessary for him to do so on account of his having changed the place of residence.

iv. The Gazetted officers who are holding independent charge may be authorised to issue post retirement complimentary passes to retired railway employees as permissible under the normal rules on receipt of requests after verifying their entitlement from the Office from which they had retired. It is not necessary that such transfer of pass account should be routed through the General Managers/Divisional Railway Managers.

v. [Sr. Subordinates who are in Grade Rs. 5000-8000 and above and who are in direct and independent charge of the establishment may issue/sign post retirement complimentary passes to retired employees other than 1A pass holders. ]19

vi. Senior Subordinates in Grade Rs. 5000-8000 and above and holding direct and independent charge of the establishment, may be delegated the power to issue /sign 1st ‘A’ passes to retired railway officers, instead of 1st Class pass as hitherto before. ]20

vii. [A certificate indicating the entitlement for Post Retirement Complimentary Passes should be given to the retired employee/widow of the deceased employee by the office where they last worked to eliminate hardships to the pensioners/family pensioners.]30&31

viii. [Inclusion of children born after retirement in Post-retirement complimentary passes

Children born after retirement of railway employees are eligible to be included in the Post Retirement complimentary passes. The retired staff applying for such passes may have to submit satisfactory documentary proof of having begotten child/children after retirement, like Birth Certificate, Bonafide Study certificate ,etc.]32

[ENTITLEMENT TO TRAVEL ON EACH POST-RETIREMENT COMPLIMENTARY PASS]21

 

Status

Entitlement on each pass

Rajdhani Express

Shatabdi Express

(i)

Retired Board Members

Two berths in I-AC or two berths in 2-AC or 4 berths in 3-AC

Two seats in Executive Class or Two seats in Chair Car

(ii)

[Retired General Managers, Addl. Members & DG/RHS of the grade Rs. 24,050/- and above.

Two berths in I-AC (on payment of 1/3rd  difference of fare between I-AC & 2-AC of Rajdhani) OR

1 berths in I- AC for self and for travel of spouse one extra berth (on payment of 1/3rd  difference of fare between I-AC & 2-AC of Rajdhani Express) OR

Two berths in 2-AC OR Four berths in 3-AC

One seat in Executive Class

OR

Two seats in Chair Car.]22&23

(iii)

Serving officers with pay Rs.22,400 and above retired officers of equivalent status

One berth in I-AC ( on payment of 1/3rd of difference of fare between I-AC & 2 AC of Rajdhani Express) or

Two berths in 2-AC or

Four berths in 3rd AC

One seat in Executive Class

OR

Two seats in Chair Car.

(iv)

Serving Officers with Pay of Rs. 14,300 and above and retired officers of equivalent status

Two berths in 2-AC or Four berths in 3-AC

Two seats in Chair Car.

(v)

Serving Officers with Pay below Rs. 14,300 and retired officers of equivalent status

One berth in 2-AC or two berths in 3-AC

Two seats in Chair Car.

(v)

Other retired First Class holders

One berth in 2-AC or two berths in 3-AC

Two seats in Chair Car.

* Entitled only on Privilege pass as no Post Retirement Complimentary Pass is admissible.

Note :

                   i.        Spouses of retired Chairman/Members of the Railway Board travelling alone on their post retirement complimentary passes would be entitled to the facility of travel in I-AC and Executive Class, without payment of any difference in fares.

                 ii.        For the purpose of item (ii) above, entitlement may be decided on the basis of designation of the post from which the officers retired.

                iii.        For the purpose of item (iii) above, the equivalent status of retired Railway employees will be as follows:

Officers who retired between 1.7.59 - 31.12.72 with basic pay of Rs. 3,000 and above/Officers who retired between 1.1.73 - 31.12.85 with basic pay of Rs. 3,000 and above/Officers who retired between 1.1.86 - 31.12.95 with basic pay of Rs. 7,300 and above.

               iv.        For the purpose of item (iv) above, the equivalent status will be as follows:

Officers who retired between 1.7.59 - 31.12.72 with basic pay of Rs. 1,880 and above/Officers who retired between 1.1.73 - 31.12.85 with basic pay of Rs. 1,980 and above/Officers who retired between 1.1.86 - 31.12.95 with basic pay of Rs. 4,500 and above.

                 v.        For the purpose of item (v) above, the equivalent status will be as follows:

Officers who retired between 1.7.59 - 31.12.72 with basic pay of Rs. 1,880 and above/Officers who retired between 1.1.73 - 31.12.85 with basic pay of Rs. 1,980 and above/Officers who retired between 1.1.86 - 31.12.95 with basic pay of Rs. 4,500 .

        vi.     The serving officers with pay Rs.4500/- and above in the IV CPC scale of pay and retired officers of equivalent status who were entitled to 2 berths in 2-AC or 4 berths in3-AC or 2 seats in Chair car on each Privilege and Post Retirement Complimentary Pass prior to revision of scales under V CPC , would continue to get the same entitlement even if their pay in the revised scale falls short of Rs.14,300/-

Note: The Privilege/Post-retirement Complimentary Pass holders will be permitted to travel within the quota earmarked for Pass holders by these trains. Preference will be given to the Duty Pass holders in allotment of berths/seats.

 

Quota earmarked for Pass holders for travel by Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express trains

[Refer annexure to Railway Board’s letter No. 95/TG-I/9/P dated 29.03.2001]24

Entitlement of travel by Jan Shatabdi Express trains on Duty/Privilege/Post-retirement Complimentary Passes

[Refer Railway Board’s letter No. E(W) 2000 PS 5-1/17 dated 17.12.2004 (RBE No. 259/2004)]25

Entitlement for travel in Garib Rath Express trains

[All Passes/PTOs valid for travel in 1st Class A/AC-2/AC-3/Chair Car issued to Railway servants /Retired Railway servants /Individuals under Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986,2nd Edition,1993, are permitted to travel in Garib Rath Express without the facility of attendant. ] 26

Travel facilities for Indian Railway personnel over Konkan Railway on Privilege Pass/PTO

[Post-retirement Complimentary Passes issued to Indian Railway Personnel would be valid over KRC system subject to the conditions laid down in Board’s letter No. E(W)96 PS5-1/15 dated 11.1.1999 (RBE 07/1999)]27 and [letter of even no. dated 11.07.2002 (RBE 108/2002)]28

References

1. Railway Board's letter No. E(W) 2013/PS 5-1/7  dated 16.12.2013 (RBE 132/2013) Advance Correction Slip No. 74

2. Railway Board's letter No. E(W) 2004/CN-1/4  dated 10.10.2005(RBE 169/2005)

3. Railway Board's letter No. E(W)95PS5-1/6 dated 16.2.1996 (RBE 13/1996)

4. Railway Board's letter No. E(W)95 PS5-1/11 dated 31.05.1995 )

5. Railway Board's letter No. E(W)95 PS5-1/11(Pt.) dated 21.03.2005 (RBE No. 52/2005)

6. Railway Board's letter No. E(W)2002 PS5-8/5 dated 26.10.2005 (RBE No. 180/2005)

7. Railway Board's letter No. E(W)2006 PS 5-1/28 dated 08.5.2008(RBE No. 65/2008); Advance Correction Slip No. 56

8. Railway Board's letter No. E(W)97 PS 5-1/4 dated 29.5.1997

9. Railway Board's letter No. E(W)96 PS 5-8/2 dated 5.1.1999 (RBE No. 3/1999) Advance Correction Slip No. 11

10. Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)96 PS5-8/2 dated 17.2.2004 (RBE 33/2004) Advance Correction Slip No. 44

11. Railway Board's letter No. E(W)96 PS5-8/2 dated 12.7.2004 (RBE 148/2004) Advance Correction Slip No. 45

12. Railway Board's Letter No. E(W)96 PS5-8/2, dated 19.1.2001 (RBE 14/2001) Advance Correction Slip No. 30

13. Railway Board's Letter No. E(W)96 PS5-8/2, dated 09.09.2009 (RBE 164/2009) Advance Correction Slip No. 66

14. Railway Board's Letter No. E(W)2002 PS5-1/8, dated 16.04.2003 (RBE 63/2003)

15. Railway Board's Letter No. E(W)2001 PS5-8/10, dated 25.07.2002 (RBE 121/2002)

16. Railway Board's letter No. E(W)99 PS5-1/41 dated 3.11.1999 Advance Correction Slip No. 18

17. Railway Board's Letter No. E(W)93PS5-1/10 dated 16.12.1993 (RBE 182/1993)

18. Railway Board's letter No. E(W) 2007 PS 5-1/9 dated 26.03.2012 (RBE No. 41/2012) Advanced Correction Slip No. 73

19. Railway Board's letter No. E(W)95 PS5-1/17 dated 30.01.2002 (RBE 12/2002)

20. Railway Board's letter No. E(W)95 PS5-1/17 dated 07.06.2005 (RBE 96/2005)

21. Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)93 PS 5-1/1 dated 16.2.04 (RBE No.30/2004)

22. Railway Board's letter No.E[W]93/PS 5-1/1 dated 05-09-2007   (RBE No. 112/2007)

23. Railway Board's letter No. E[W]93 PS 5-1/1  dated 04.05.2009 [RBE No.79/2009]

24. Railway Board’s letter No. 95/TG-I/9/P dated 29.03.2001

25. Railway Board’s letter No. E(W) 2000 PS 5-1/17 dated 17.12.2004 (RBE No. 259/2004)

26. Railway Board’s letter No. E(W) 92 PS 5-3/1 dated 14.02.2007 (RBE No. 24/2007) 27. Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)96 PS5-1/15 Pt. dated 11.1.1999 (RBE 07/1999)

28. Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)96 PS5-1/15 Pt. dated 11.07.2002 (RBE 108/2002)

29. Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)2010/PS-5-8/4 dated 02/03/2012

30) Railway Board’s letter No E(W)95/PS5-1/29 dated 8.5.02

31) Railway Board’s letter No E(W)95/PS5-1/29 dated 15-9-2006

32) Railway Board’s letter No. E(Trg.)63/PS5-8 dated 26.9.1963

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