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Concessions granted to Railway Passengers

Concessions granted to Railway Passengers – List of Major Concessions granted to different Categories of Persons by Indian Railways

The details of major concessions granted to different categories of persons on Indian Railways along with class and element of concession is given below:

S. No. CATEGORY OF PERSONS
PERCENTAGE OF CONCESSION*
I
Disabled Passengers
1 Orthopaedically Handicapped/ Paraplegic persons who cannot travel without escort – for any purpose
  • 75% in Second, Sleeper, First Class, AC-3 tier, AC Chair Car.
  • 50% in First AC and AC-2 tier.
  • 25% in AC-3 tier & AC Chair Car of Rajdhani/Shatabdi  trains.
  • 50% in First and Second class Monthly season ticket & Quarterly season ticket.
  • 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 Second, Sleeper and First Class.
  • 50% in First and Second class Monthly season ticket & Quarterly season ticket.
  • One escort is also eligible for same element of concession.
II
Patients
5 Cancer patients travelling alone or with an escortfor treatment/periodic check-up.
  • 75% in Second, First class & AC chair car
  • 100% in Sleeper & AC-3 tier
  • 50% in First AC & AC-2 tier.
  • one escort eligible for same element of concession (except in Sleeper & AC-3 tier where escort gets 75%).
6 Thalassemia patients travelling alone or with escortfor treatment/periodic check-up
  • 75% in Second, Sleeper, First Class, AC-3 tier, AC chair Car.
  • 50% in First AC and AC-2 tier.
  • One escort is also eligible for same element of concession.
7 Heart patients travelling alone or with an escort forheart 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 Second, Sleeper, First Class, AC-3 tier, AC Chair Car.
  • One escort is also eligible for same element of concession.
10 Tuberculosis./Lupas Valgaris  patients travelling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodical
  • 75% in Second, Sleeper and First Class.
  • One escort is also eligible for check-up same element of concession.
11 Non-infectious Leprosy patients –  for treatment/periodical check-up.
  • 75% in Second, Sleeper and First Class.
12 AIDS patients – for treatment /check-up at nominated ART Centres.
  •  50% in second Class.
13 Ostomy patients – travelling for any purpose.
  • 50% in First and Second class Monthly season ticket & Quarterly season ticket.
14 Sickle cell Anaemia patients- for treatment/periodical check-up
  • 50% in Sleeper, AC Chair car, AC 3-tier and AC 2-tier
15 Aplastic Anaemia patients- for treatment/periodical check-up
  • 50% in Sleeper, AC Chair car, AC 3-tier and AC 2-tier
III Senior Citizens
16 Men- 60 years and above.
Women- 58 years and above.
– travelling for any purpose.
  • 40% in all classes.
  • 50% in all classes.
  • Also in Rajdhani/  Shatabdi/ Jan 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 & in  Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains.
18 Shram Awardees – Industrial Workers awarded the Prime Minister’s Shram Award for Productivity and Innovation – travelling for any purpose. 75% in Second and Sleeper 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 Second and Sleeper class.
20 Either of parents accompanying the Child Recipients of National  Bravery Award – travelling for any purpose. 50% in Second and Sleeper class.
V
War Widows
21 War Widows – travelling for any purpose. 75% in Second and Sleeper class.
22 Widows of I.P.K.F. Personnel killed in action in Sri Lanka – travelling for any purpose. 75% in Second and Sleeper class.
23 Widows of Policemen & Paramilitary personnel killed in action against Terrorists and Extremists – travelling for any purpose. 75% in Second and Sleeper class.
24 Widows of defence personnel killed in action against terrorists & extremists – travelling for any purpose. 75% in Second and Sleeper class.
25 Widows of Martyrs of Operation Vijay in Kargil in 1999 -travelling for any purpose.
75% in Second and Sleeper class.
VI
Students
26 Students going to hometown & educational tours
– General Category –
– SC/ST Category –
  • 50% in Second and Sleeper class.
  • 50% in First and Second class Monthly season ticket & Quarterly season ticket.
  • 75% in Second and Sleeper class.
  • 75% in Monthly season ticket & Quarterly season ticket.
-Girls upto Graduation /professional/vocational courses.
Boys upto 12th standard (including students of Madrasa) between home & school
Free second class Monthly  season ticket
27 Students of Govt. schools in rural areas – for study tour – once a year.
75% in Second class.
28 Entrance exam – Girls of Govt. schools in rural areas – for national level for medical, engineering, etc. entrance exam
75% in Second class.
29 Concession to students appearing in main written examination conducted by UPSC & Central Staff Selection Commissions.
50% in Second 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 Second and Sleeper class.
31 Research scholars upto the age of 35 years – for journeys in connection with research work.
50% in Second and Sleeper class.
32 Students and non-students participating in Work Camps
25% in Second and Sleeper class.
33 Cadets and Marine Engineers apprentices undergoing Navigational/ Engineering training for Mercantile Marine – for travel between home and training ship.
50% in Second and Sleeper class.
VII
Youths
34 Youths attending National Integration Camps of :-
(a) National Youth Project
(b) Manav Uththan Sewa Samiti
50% in Second and Sleeper class.
40% in Second and Sleeper class.
35 Unemployed youths : –
(i) to attend interview for job Statutory Bodies, Municipal class. Corporation, Govt Under-taking, University or Public Sector  Body.)
(ii) to attend interviews for jobs in Central & State Govt.
50% in Second and Sleeper
100% in Second class.
36 Bharat Scouts & Guides – for scouting duty.
50% in Second and Sleeper class.
VIII Kisans
37 Kisans and Industrial Labourers – for visit to agricultural/industrial exhibitions. 25% in Second and Sleeper class.
38 Kisans travelling by Govt sponsored Special trains 33% in Second and Sleeper  class.
39 Kisans & Milk Producers – visit to National level Institutes for learning/Training
50% in Second and Sleeper class.
40 Delegates for attending Annual Conferences of :
(i) Bharat Krishak Samaj and
(ii) Sarvodaya Samaj, Wardha.
50% in Second and Sleeper class.
IX
Artists & Sportspersons
41 Artistes – for performance.
  • 75% in Second & Sleeper Class.
  • 50% in First, AC Chair Car, AC-3 tier & AC-2 tier.
  • 50% in Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi AC Chair Car, AC-3 tier & AC-2 tier.
42 Film technicians – travelling for film production related work.
  • 75% in Sleeper
  • 50% in First, AC Chair car, AC-3 Tier & AC-2 tier
  • In Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi also.
43 Sportsmen participating in : ·
(i) All India and State tournaments.
(ii) National tournaments.
  • 75% in Second and Sleeper class.
  • 50% in First class.
  • 75% in second, Sleeper and First class.
44 Persons taking part in Mountaineering Expeditions organised by IMF.
  • 75% in Second and Sleeper  class.
  • 50% in First class.
45 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/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 Second and Sleeper 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 Second and Sleeper class.
49 Bharat Sewa Dal, Bangalore – for attending camps/meetings/rallies/ trekking programmes.
25% in Second and Sleeper class.
50 Volunteers of Service Civil International – for social service.
25% in Second and Sleeper class.
51 Teachers of Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools – for educational tours.
25% in Second and Sleeper class.
52 Members of St. John Ambulance Brigade and Relief Welfare Ambulance Corps, Calcutta – for ambulance camps/competitions.
25% in Second and Sleeper 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/-

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

Source: Indian Railways

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