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Concession to Railway Passengers in Various Categories

Indian Railways extend travel concessions in passenger fare to 53 categories of passengers and the element of concession ranges from 25% to 100%.

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Indian Railways extend travel concessions in passenger fare to 53 categories of passengers and the element of concession ranges from 25% to 100%. The details are as under:-

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CATEGORY OF PERSONS PERCENTAGE OF CONCESSION*
I Disabled Passengers
1 Orthopaedically Handicapped/ Paraplegic persons who cannot travel without escort – for any purpose 75% in 2nd, SL, 1st  Class, 3AC, AC chair Car

50% in 1AC and 2AC,

25% in 3AC & AC Chair Car of Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains

50% in MST & QST

One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

2 Mentally retarded persons who cannot travel without escort – for any purpose
3 Blind persons travelling alone or with an escort – for any purpose
4 Deaf & Dumb persons (both afflictions together in the same person) travelling alone or with an escort – for any purpose. 50% in 2nd, SL and 1st  Class

50% in MST & QST

One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

II Patients
5 Cancer patients travelling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodic check-up. 75% in 2nd, 1st class & AC chair car

100% in SL & 3AC

50% in 1AC & 2AC

one escort eligible for same element of concession (except in SL & 3AC where escort gets 75%)

6 Thalassemia patients travelling alone or with escort for treatment/periodic check-up  75% in 2nd, SL, 1st  Class, 3AC, AC chair Car

50% in 1AC and 2AC,

One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

7 Heart patients travelling alone or with an escort for heart surgery
8 Kidney patients travelling alone or with an escort for kidney transplant Operation/Dialysis
9 Haemophilia Patients – severe & moderate form of disease – travelling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodical check up. 75% in 2nd, SL, 1st  Class, 3AC, AC chair Car

One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

10 T.B./Lupas Valgaris patients travelling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodical check-up 75% in 2nd, SL and 1st  Class

One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

11 Non-infectious Leprosy patients – for treatment/periodical check-up. 75% in 2nd, SL and 1st  Class

One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

12 AIDS patients – for treatment/check-up at nominated ART Centres. 50% in 2nd  Class
13 Ostomy patients – travelling for any purpose. ·50% in MST & QST

One escort is also eligible for same element of concession.

14 Sickle cell Anaemia – for treatment/periodical check-up 50% In Sleeper, AC Chair Car, AC 3-tier and AC        2-tier classes
15 Aplastic Anaemia –   for treatment/periodical check-up. 50% In Sleeper, AC Chair Car, AC 3-tier and AC        2-tier classes.
III Senior Citizens
16 Men of Indian Nationality – 60 years and above.

Women of Indian Nationality – 58 years and above.

–  travelling for any purpose.

40% in all classes

50% in all classes

Also in Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/ Duronto trains

IV Awardees
17 Recipients of age  60 years and above, of :-

(i) President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service,

(ii) Indian Police Award for Meritorious service.

– travelling for any purpose

50% for men

60%  for women

in all classes & Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi

18 Shram Awardees – Industrial Workers awarded the Prime Minister’s Shram Award for Productivity and Innovation – travelling for any purpose. 75% in 2ndand SL class
19 National Awardee Teachers –honoured with National Award by the President of India for exemplary service in the field of education – travelling for any purpose. 50% in 2ndand SL class
20 Either of parents accompanying the Child Recipients of National Bravery Award – travelling for any purpose. 50% in 2ndand SL class
V War Widows
21 War Widows – travelling for any purpose. 75% in 2ndand SL class
22 Widows of I.P.K.F. Personnel killed in action in Sri Lanka – travelling for any purpose. 75% in 2ndand SL class
23 Widows of Policemen & Paramilitary personnel killed in action against Terrorists and Extremists – travelling for any purpose. 75% in 2ndand SL class
24 Widows of defence personnel killed in action against terrorists & extremists – travelling for any purpose. 75% in 2ndand SL class
25 Widows of Martyrs of Operation Vijay in Kargil in 1999 – travelling for any purpose. 75% in 2ndand SL class
VI Students
26 Students going to hometown & educational tours

– General Category –

– SC/ST Category –

50% in 2nd and SL class

50% in MST/QST

75% in 2nd and SL class

75% in MST/QST

-Girls upto Graduation

Boys upto 12th standard

(including students of Madrasa) between home & school

Free second class MST
27 Students of Govt. schools in rural areas – for study tour – once a year. 75% in 2ndclass
28 Entrance exam – Girls of Govt. schools in rural areas – for national level for medical, engineering, etc. entrance exam. 75% in 2ndclass
29 Concession to students appearing in main written examination conducted by UPSC & Central Staff Selection Commissions. 50% in 2ndclass
30 Foreign students studying in India – travelling to attend camps/seminars organised by Govt. of India and also visit to places of historical & other importance during vacations. 50% in 2ndand SL class
31 Research scholars upto the age of 35 years – for journeys in connection with research work. 50% in 2ndand SL class
32 Students and non-students participating in Work Camps 25% in 2ndand SL class
33 Cadets and Marine Engineers apprentices undergoing Navigational/ Engineering training for Mercantile Marine – for travel between home and training ship. 50% in 2ndand SL class
VII Youths
34 Youths attending National Integration Camps of :-

(a) National Youth Project

(b) Manav Uththan Sewa Samiti

50% in 2ndand SL class

40% in 2ndand SL class

35 Unemployed youths : –

(i)  to attend interview for job Statutory Bodies, Municipal Corporation, Govt Under-taking, University or Public Sector Body.)

(ii)  to attend interviews for jobs in Central & State Govt.

50% in 2ndand SL class

100% in 2ndclass

50% in SL class

36 Bharat Scouts & Guides – for scouting duty. 50% in 2ndand SL class

 

VIII Kisans
37 Kisans and Industrial Labourers – for visit to agricultural/industrial exhibitions. 25% in 2nd and SL class
38 Kisans travelling by Govt sponsored Special trains` 33% in 2nd and SL class
39 Kisans & Milk Producers – visit to National level Institutes for learning/Training 50% in 2nd and SL class
40 Delegates for attending Annual Conferences of :

(i)   Bharat Krishak Samaj and

(ii)  Sarvodaya Samaj, Wardha.

50% in 2nd and SL class
IX Artists & Sportspersons
41 Artistes – for performance. 75% in 2nd & SL Class

50% in 1st, AC Chair Car, 3AC & 2AC

50% in Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/ Jan Shatabdi  AC Chair Car, 3AC & 2AC

42 Film technicians – travelling for film production related work.  75% in SL

50% in 1st, AC Chair car, 3AC & 2AC

Incl Rajdhani/Shatabdi

43 Sportsmen participating in :

(i) All India and State tournaments

 

(ii) National tournaments

75% in 2nd and SL class

50% in 1st class

75% in 2nd, SL and 1stclass

50% in 1st class

44 Persons taking part in Mountaineering Expeditions organised by IMF 75% in 2nd and SL class

50% in 1st class

45 Press Correspondents accredited to Headquarters of Central & State Governments/Union Territories/ Districts – for press work.

Spouse/companion/dependent children (upto 18 years)

50% in all classes and in all inclusive fares of Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains.

50% concession twice every financial year.

X Medical Professionals
46 Doctors – Allopathic – travelling for any purpose. 10%  in all classes and in Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains
47 Nurses & Midwives – for leave and duty. 25% in 2nd and SL class
XI Others (Conference, Camps, Tours etc)
48 Delegates for attending Annual Conferences of certain All India bodies of social/cultural/educational importance. 25% in 2nd and SL class
49 Bharat Sewa Dal, Bangalore – for attending camps/meetings/rallies/ trekking programmes. 25% in 2nd and SL class
50 Volunteers of Service Civil International – for social service. 25% in 2nd and SL class
51 Teachers of Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools  – for educational tours. 25% in 2nd and SL class
52 Members of St. John Ambulance Brigade and Relief Welfare Ambulance Corps, Calcutta – for ambulance camps/competitions. 25% in 2nd and SL class
XII Izzat MST
53 Izzat MST to persons with monthly income not exceeding 1500/-, working  in unorganised sectors – for journeys upto maximum 150 Kms.     Rs. 25/-

* Concession is applicable only on basic fare.

At present, there is no proposal to withdraw the concessions given to Indian senior citizens and other categories of passengers.  However,  in view of increase in revenue foregone  year after year due to concessions being given to different categories of passengers, senior citizens of foreign nationals and Non-resident Indians have been excluded from the senior citizen category for the purpose of concession in passenger fare.

This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 2 December 2016 (Friday).

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