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Concessional Railway Fare for Disabled Persons

Concessional Railway Fare for Disabled Persons – Up to 75% concession is given to disabled persons and persons escorting them

Indian Railways grant concession to four categories of disabled persons in extreme cases i.e. (i) Orthopedically Handicapped/Paraplegic persons who cannot travel without escort (ii) Mentally Retarded persons who cannot travel without escort (iii) Completely Blind persons travelling alone or with escort and (iv) Totally Deaf and Dumb persons (both afflictions together in the same person) travelling alone or with escort. One escort is also granted same concession. Concessions are granted at stations on surrendering the copy of prescribed disability certificate.

No age limit has been prescribed for eligibility of concession in the case of disabled persons. Indian Railways grant concessions to disabled persons on production of prescribed disability certificate irrespective of age.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha recently.

Click here to download Form for the purpose of grant of rail concession to orthopaedically Handicapped / Paraplegic Persons / patients (This form should be used by a Government Doctor to certify the extent of disability)

LIST OF DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF PERSONS GRANTED CONCESSION ON INDIAN RAILWAYS ALLONGWITH ELEMENT OF CONCESSION

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 and2 Ac,

•   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 travelwithout escort—for any purpose

3

Blind persons travelling alone or with anEscort—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 and1st Class•   50% in MST & QST

•   One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

II

Patients

5

Cancer patients travelling alone or with anescort 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 elementof concession(except in SL & 3AC where escort gets75%)

6

Thalassemia patients travelling alone orwith an escort for treatment/periodic checkup •   75% in 2nd,SL,1st Class,3AC,AC chair Car•   50% in 1AC and2AC

•   One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

7

Heart patients travelling alone or with anescort for heart surgery

8

Kidney patients travelling alone or with anescort for kidney transplantOperation/Dialysis

9

Haemophilia Patients – severe & moderateform 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 travellingalone or with an escort for treatment/periodical check-up •   75% in 2nd ,SL and1st Class•   One escort is also eligible for same element of concession.
11 Non-infectious Leprosy patients – fortreatment/periodical check-up. •   75% in 2nd,SL,and1st 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 anypurpose. •   50% in MST & QST•   One escort is also eligible for same element of concession.
III

Senior Citizens

14 Man-60 years and above. Women -58 years and above.-travelling for any purpose. •   40% in all classes.•   50% in all classes.•   Also in Rajdhani/Sharabdi/ Duronto trains.
IV

Awardees

15 Recipients of age 60 years and above of:-(i) President’s Police Medal for DistinguishedService,

(ii) Indian Police Award for Meritorious service.

-travelling for any purpose

•   50%for men•   60% for women•   In all classes & Rajdhani/Sharabdi/ Jan Shatabdi
16 Shram Awardees – Industrial Workers awarded the Prime Minister’s Shram Award for Productivity and Innovation-travellingfor any purpose. •   75% in 2nd and SLclass
17 National Awardee Teachers – honoured withNational Award by the President of India for exemplary service in the field of education -travelling for any purpose. •   50% in 2nd and SLclass
18 Either of parents accompanying the Child Recipients of National Bravery Award – travelling for any purpose. •   50% in 2nd and SLclass

V

War Widows

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

Student

24 Students for going to hometown andeducational 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
25 Students of Govt. schools in ruralareas -for study tour – once a year. 75% in 2nd class
26 Entrance exam – Girls of Govt. schools in rural areas – for national level for medical, engineering, etc.entrance exam 75% in 2nd class
27 Concession to students appearing inmain written examination conducted by UPSC & Central Staff Selection Commissions. 50% in 2nd class
28 Foreign students studying in India -travelling to attend camps/seminars organised by Govt. of India and alsovisit to places of historical & other importance during vacations. 50% in 2nd and SL class
29 Research scholars up to the age of 35years – for journeys in connection 50% in 2nd and SL class
with research work.
30 Students and non-studentsparticipating in Work Camps 25% in 2nd and SL class
31 Cadets and Marine Engineersapprentices undergoing Navigational/ Engineering training for Mercantile Marine – for travel between homeand training ship. 50% in 2nd and SL class
VII

Youths

32 Youths attending NationalIntegration Camps of :-(a) National Youth Project

(b) Manav Uththan Sewa Samiti

50% in 2nd and SL class

40% in 2nd and SL class

32

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

34 Bharat Scouts & Guides – for scouting duty. 50% in 2nd and SL class
VIII

Kisans

35 Kisans and Industrial Laborers – forvisit to agricultural/industrial exhibitions. 25% in 2nd and SL class
36 Kisans travelling by Govt. sponsoredSpecial trains. 33% in 2nd and SL class
37 Kisans & Milk Producers – visit to National level Institutes for learning/Training. 50% in 2nd and SL class
38 Delegates for attending AnnualConferences of :(i) Bharat Krishak Samaj and

(ii) Sarvodaya Samaj, Wardha.

50% in 2nd and SL class
IX

Artists & Sportspersons

39 Artistes – for performance. •   75% in 2nd & SL class•   50% in 1st ,AC Chair Car,3AC& 2AC

•   50% in Rajdhani/Sharabdi/Jan

Shatabdi AC Chair Car,3AC

& 2AC

40 Film technician – travelling for filmproduction related work. •   75% in SL•   50% in 1st,AC Chair car,3AC& 2AC

•   Incl Rajdhani/Shatabdi

41 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

42 Persons taking part inMountaineering Expeditions organised by IMF •   75% in 2nd and SL class•   50% in 1st class
43 Press Correspondents accredited to Headquarters of Central & State Governments/Union Territories/Districts – for press work. 

Spouse/companion/dependent children(upto 18 yrs)

50% in all classes and in all inclusive fares of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jna Shatabditrains. 

50% concession twice every financial year

X

Medical Professionals

44 Doctors – Allopathic – travelling forany purpose. 10% in all classes and inRajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains
45 Nurses & Midwives – for leave andduty. 25% in2nd and SL class
XI Others(Conference, Camps, Tours etc)
46 Delegates for attending Annual Conferences certain All India bodies of social/cultural/educationalimportance. 25% in 2nd and SL class
47 Bharat Sewa Dal, Bangalore – forattending camps/meetings/rallies/trekking programmers. 25% in 2nd and SL class
48 Volunteers of Service CivilInternational – for social service. 25% in 2nd and SL class
49 Teachers of Primary, Secondary andHigher Secondary Schools – for educational tours. 25% in 2nd and SL class
50 Members of St. John AmbulanceBrigade and Relief Welfare Ambulance Corps, Calcutta – for ambulance camps/ competitions. 25% in 2nd and SL class
XII

Izzat MST

51 Izzat MST to persons with monthlyincome not exceeding 1500/- working in unorganised sectors-forjourney up to maximum 100 kms. Rs 25/-

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

Also Download other forms applicable to various Disabled Persons for getting Medical certificate from a Government Doctor to avail railway fare concession
Concession-Certificate-Cancer Patients
Concession-Certificate-Heart Patients
Concession-Certificate-Orthopaedically Handicapped / Paraplegic Persons / Patients (English)
Concession-Certificate-Orthopaedically Handicapped / Paraplegic Persons / Patients (Hindi)
Concession For Non-Infections Leprosy Patients
Concession-Certificate-Totally Deaf & Dumb Persons
Concession For Thalsamia Major Patients
Concession-Certificate-Mentally Retarded Person (Eenlish)
Concession-Certificate-Mentally Retarded Persons (Hindi)
Concession-Certificate-Completetely Blind Person (English)
Concession-Certificate-Completely Blind Person (Hindi)
Concession-Certificate-T.B Patients
Concession-Certificate-Kidney Patients
Concession-Certificate- Doctors
Concession-Certificate-Haemophillia Patients
Instruction For Filling Up The Application Form
Preferring Compensation Claim For Damage / Shortage / Loss Of Goods / Parcel / Luggage
Presentation On Accident Compensation Claim
Railway Claim Manual

 

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