Indian Railways – Here is the complete list of Railway Concessions

The Indian Railways provide travel concessions  to 53 categories of passengers in fare and the quantum of concession ranges from 25% to 100%. The Railways has also notified general rules for availing such concessions. Passengers desirous of making use of these concessions have to use the relevant concession certificates.  Given below is a complete list of concessions extended by Indian Railways. It has to be noted that the concession is applicable only on the basic fare.

S.No CATEGORY OF PERSONS PERCENTAGE OF CONCESSION

I

Disabled Passengers

1 Orthopedically 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 checkup. · 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 Centers. · 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 2nd and 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 2nd and SL class
20 Either of parents accompanying the Child Recipients of National Bravery Award – travelling for any purpose. 50% in 2nd and SL class

V

War Widows

21 War Widows – travelling for any purpose. 75% in 2nd and SL class
22 Widows of I.P.K.F. Personnel killed in action in Sri Lanka – travelling for any purpose. 75% in 2nd and SL class
23 Widows of Policemen & Paramilitary personnel killed in action against Terrorists and Extremists – travelling for any purpose. 75% in 2nd and SL class
24 Widows of defence personnel killed in action against terrorists & extremists – travelling for any purpose. 75% in 2nd and SL class
25 Widows of Martyrs of Operation Vijay in Kargil in 1999 – travelling for any purpose. 75% in 2nd and 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 up to Graduation

Boys up to 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 2nd class
28 Entrance exam – Girls of Govt. schools in rural areas – for national level for medical, engineering, etc. entrance exam. 75% in 2nd class
29 Concession to students appearing in main written examination conducted by UPSC & Central Staff Selection Commissions. 50% in 2nd class
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 2nd and SL class
31 Research scholars up to the age of 35 years – for journeys in connection with research work. 50% in 2nd and SL class
32 Students and non-students participating in Work Camps 25% in 2nd and SL class
33 Cadets and Marine Engineers apprentices undergoing Navigational/ Engineering training for Mercantile Marine – for travel between home and training ship. 50% in 2nd and SL class

VII

Youth

34 Youths attending National Integration Camps of:-

(a) National Youth Project

(b) Manav Uththan Sewa Samiti

50% in 2nd and SL class

40% in 2nd and 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 2nd and SL class

  • 100% in 2nd class
  • 50% in SL class
36 Bharat Scouts & Guides – for scouting duty. 50% in 2nd and 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 1st class

· 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 (up to 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 up to maximum 150 Kms. Rs. 25/-

 All concessions are applicable in Basic Mail/Express fares, unless otherwise stated.

Sources: factly, http://www.indianrailways.gov.in

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