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Concession in Railway fare – list of categories and concession amount

Railway Fare Concession for various categories of persons – Persons with disabilities, Patients, Senior Citizens, Sports Persons, Doctors and other categories of persons

LIST OF DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF PERSONS GRANTED CONCESSION ON INDIAN RAILWAYS ALONG WITH ELEMENT OF CONCESSION

S.No CATEGORY   OF PERSONS                            PERCENTAGE   OF CONCESSION*
I Persons  with Disabilities (Divyangjan)
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 Person with visual impairment with total absence of sight travelling alone or with an escort – for any purpose
4 Persons with hearing and speech impairment totally (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

** The facility to book ticket alone has also been provided. However, the eligibility criteria for availing the concession remains the same

 

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/ periodic check-up ·         75% in 2nd, SL and 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 /periodic 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/periodic 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 A plastic 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 SriLanka – 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 and 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  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 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 upto 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 Navigation all Engineering training for Mercantile Marine – for travel between home and training ship. 50% in 2nd and SL class
VII Youths
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 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 & Sports Persons
41 Artistes  – for  performance ·         75% in 2nd and 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 (upto 18 years) 50% in all classes of mail/express trains and in 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 of mail/express trains 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 lzzat MST to persons with monthly income  not exceeding Rs.1500/-, working in unorganised sectors – for journeys upto maximum 150 Kms. Rs.25/-

 

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Also check the following links related to this topic:

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