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 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)

*Note:

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)

Reference
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

Comments

We have joined as Tr. Junior

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).

You should get full pay, but

You should get full pay, but there are no clear orders on this. 

I am Technician Gr. III staff

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?

I have completed my 5 years

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.

Yes, you can avail 2 sets

Yes, you can avail 2 sets remaining now.

I have joined as Jr.

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. 

Yes, you are eligible. Rule

Yes, you are eligible. Rule just say one year of Railway service. And your training is included in Railway service. And for all pass rules only calendar year is taken into account.

Sir, I am a Ex-service men

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.      

Unfortunately your babu is

Unfortunately your babu is correct and there is no rule to take your pension into account for pass eligibility. New pass Rules are very clear that Pass eligibility is solely based on the GP of the employee concerned.

Sir, My mother is a Railway

Sir,

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

How many days in advance can

How many days in advance can a privilege pass for next calendar year be issued 

Not more than 100 days in

Not more than 100 days in advance of beginning of next year.

sir, i am employ at

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

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.

is journey is allowed in

is journey is allowed in Duranto Trains by a first class pass holding Gr C employee

Privilege pass not allowed.

Privilege pass not allowed. On duty permitted.

sir, i was eployed at

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

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.

Sir, My Father is Railway

Sir,

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

2012-2014..

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.................

You can avail privilage pass

You can avail privilage pass of your father and school pass for vocation. See here for School Pass : http://indianrailwayemployee.com/content/school-pass-wards-railway-employees

Dear

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

There is no such rule

There is no such rule unfortunately.

dear sir, mutual transfar

dear sir, mutual transfar trackman se c&w  ke candidate ke sath ho sakta hai kya.?

Nahi.

Nahi.

I was working in Railway as

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.

Thanks

Only if Railway Board issues

Only if Railway Board issues a clarification in this regard first class pass can be issued.

THANKS BUT WHO CAN TAKE THE

THANKS

BUT WHO CAN TAKE THE INITIATIVE IN THIS REGARD ?

Only a personnel Department

Only a personnel Department officer - APO/DPO

Sir I have First Class QST

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 

Unfortunately this is not

Unfortunately this is not permitted in Railway rules.

I reserved my PTO ,may I

I reserved my PTO ,may I cancel it?

If cancelled ,PTO pass again use for reservation? or

may I change my date of journey?

YOU CAN CANCELED TICKET, BUT

YOU CAN CANCELED TICKET, BUT PTO CAN'T USE AGAIN

ONLY ONE TIME YOU CHANGE THE DATE OF JOURNEY IN SAME TRAIN

 

YOU CAN CHANGE OR MODIFY THE

YOU CAN CHANGE OR MODIFY THE DATE OR TRAIN NO.  BUT CAN'T USE AFTER CANCELING

The journey can be postponed

The journey can be postponed with the same PTO.

thank you this type of pass

thank you this type of pass rull's. but I can't satisfied. which ever this type rule of gade pay 1800 to 2800.

 

Sir , recently some of; the

Sir , recently some of; the railway employees who are in the grade pay of 2800 under; M A C P is been issued first class residential card pass, but when we being in the same category and approached for the same the pass clerk refused to give it . when asked why you refused he say that railway board order is that those who have reached 5375 before 06-01-2011 will be issued . so please let me know about it and also note all the appointment date are before 1987.

Sir,           I am  Apurba

Sir,
          I am  Apurba Kumar Das have been joined in E.Rly as Helper II on 24/8/2011 in grade pay 1800/-at  (TRS/CS/HWH)EMU CarshedHowrah.  I have not completed five years of service. I want to know, whether I am eligible for 3 Tier AC Pass or not because our pass section at Howrah Car Shed not issuing any 3 Tier AC Pass stating that you are not authorized since you have not yet completed five years of service.

       You are requested to intimate the actual authorization and also advise me the further course of action.
 
  Regards,

  Apurba Kumar Das
  EMU, Carshed, Howrah

Personal office clerks are

Personal office clerks are unnecessarily creating problem for this. A clarification is expected from Railway Board.

  Sir,           I am

 

Sir,
          I am B Debnath have been joined in E.Rly as Helper II on 17/09/2011 in grade pay 1800/-at  (TRS/CS/HWH)EMU CarshedHowrah.  I have not completed five years of service. I want to know, whether I am eligible for 3 Tier AC Pass or not because our pass section at Howrah Car Shed not issuing any 3 Tier AC Pass stating that you are not authorise since you have not yet completed five years of service.

       You are requested to intimate the actual authorization and also advise me the further course of action.

 

  B Debnath

  EMU, Carshed, Howrah

 

 

 

Sir,           I

Sir,
          I Prakash kusum Ghosh  (Ex-serviceman) have been joined in E.Rly. My date of appointment is 16/07/2011 and grade pay 1800/- . Now I am posted at /SSE(P-WAY)KPA. ER. I want to know that am I eligible for 3 Tier Ac pass in one set privilege pass because I have not completed 5 years service so far. I request you kindly clearly clarify the matter , If I am eligible for 3 Ac pass than I can be apply the same.

Respected Sir, I, Biswanath

Respected Sir,

I, Biswanath De (Ex-serviceman)  am submitting this requests on behalf of all ex-servicemen who have been posted  as Helper II, Group D Staff in Grade Pay Rs. 1800/- at (TRS/CS/HWH)EMU Carshed, Howrah  in Eastern Railway Division on 24/08/2011.  We have not completed five years of service.   We have requested several times  to our concerned pass section at EMU Carshed, Howrah for issue of one AC III Tier railway yearly free pass under the authority of Railway Board letter No E(W)2008 PS 5-1/38 dated 06.01.2011 and Eastern Railway letter No E/Pass/Rules/11 dt 10 Jan 2011 but still not issued by the pass section stating that you are not authorised as not completed five years of service.

You are requested to your kind honour to look into the issue and clarify the actual authorization matter at the earliest please. 

 

Biswanath De

EMU, Carshed, Howrah

It is a pity that these

It is a pity that these personal office babus Deny the rightful privilages of employees,especially newcomers. Hope Railway Board issue a clarification.

sir , is there any quota in

sir , is there any quota in rajdhani / shatabdi / Duranto trains  for first class privilege pass holder

Sir,           I Pradip kr.

Sir,

          I Pradip kr. Roy (Ex-serviceman) have been joined in E.Rly. My date of appointment is 24/08/2011 and grade pay 1800/- . Now I am posted at TRS/TS/HWH. I want to know that am I eligible for 3 Tier Ac pass in one set privilege pass because I have not completed 5 years service so far. I request you kindly clearly clarify the matter , If I am eligible for 3 Ac pass than I can be apply the same.

 

sir, I  have joined  in

sir, I  have joined  in Indian railway as a helper II  and grade pay is Rs 1800 now I am posted to SSE/TRD/S &W/BDC. Shall i get one set of  AC 3 Tier of privilege pass because i have not completed service 05 years .I  request to you please clarify the matter. After clarify if i supposed to authorize  i can apply for the same. Thank you.

As per new pass rules you are

As per new pass rules you are eligible for one set of 3AC pass.

Sir, I m working in Jmalpur

Sir,

I m working in Jmalpur workshop as Tecnician-1.. The upper age limit prescribed by the Railway Board for the entitlement of Privilege Passes/PTOs in case of dependent son, if he is not a student of a bonafide institute, is 21-year at present

Recently there was a provision from board to raise the upper age limit of dependent son in Railway privilege pass/PTO  til the age of 25..so that the son, while looking for a job, has to travel more and more in search of proper job/employment for which he has to appear either in written test or viva-voce at different places, thereby he remains in urgent need of Passes/PTOs....!!!

                                                    Please Clarify with the current status of this issue...!!

It is not implemented yet.

It is not implemented yet.

Sir,        I Gopal Kanhar My

Sir,

       I Gopal Kanhar My Grade Pay is 1800/- and my date of appointment is 30.08.2011 and posted at C&W Tikiapara, Howrah E Rly , My service is not completed 5 years  I want to know that am I entitle 3 Tire AC pass in one set  of pass, becuse  I am entitle one set of pass up to 5 years. Please clarify  the matter so that I can get 3 Tire AC pass

 

You are eligible for one set

You are eligible for one set of pass in 3AC.

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