Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Concession to Senior Citizens on Indian Railways




 No. TCII/2161/2011/SRC/Policy                                                                                                                    
 New Delhi, dated 13.5.2011

The General Managers (Commercial),                                                                                                                       
 All Indian Railways.

Sub: Increase in the element of concession to men senior citizens from 30% to 40% and reduction in the age limit for women senior citizens from 60 to 58 years.

As per existing provisions contained in S.No.36 of Annexure to rule 101 of  IRCA Coaching Tariff No. 25, Part-I (Vol. II), Senior citizens of minimum 60 years are eligible for concession in the basic fares of Mail/Express trains and all inclusive fares of  Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains. The element of concession is 30% for men senior citizens and 50% for women senior citizens.

2.  As announced by  Hon'ble Minister in Budget Speech for 2011-12, it has been decided to reduce the minimum age for availing concession from 60 years to 58 years in case for women senior citizens. However, the element of concession will continue to remain at 50%.

3.  It has also been decided to increase the element of concession in case of men senior citizens from 30% to 40%. The minimum age will, however, continue to be 60 years in case of men.

4.  There will be no change in other terms and conditions.

5.  This concession will be admissible on tickets purchased on and after 01.06.2011. In case of tickets already issued for travel on & after 01.06.2011, refund of difference of fares will not be admissible.

6.  This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

7.  Wide publicity through various media may be given at regular intervals. Necessary instructions may be issued to all concerned immediately including PRS/UTS and compliance ensured.

(Dr.Monica Agnihotri)
Director Passenger Marketing
Railway  Board.
No. TCII/2161/2011/SRC/P0Iicy

Copy to:-
DAI (Railways), New Delhi.
FA & CAOs, All Indian Railways.
Principal Director of Audit, All Indian Railways.

New Delhi, dated /35.2011

(Dr. Monica Agnihotri)
Director Passenger Marketing
Railway Board

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