Railway Servants Pass Rules relaxed – employees can travel free with ailing children
The Railways has relaxed the existing Railway Servants Pass Rules to allow its employees to travel with their children suffering from serious ailments if they are referred to outstation hospitals for treatment, an official release has said.
Earlier, as per the provisions contained in the Pass Rules, one attendant may be allowed on the recommendation of a medical officer if the patient is bedridden and is unable to sit. Such passes, where an attendant has been allowed, should be restricted to the patient and the attendants only.
Railway minister Piyush Goyal took cognizance of the fact that a child feels secure in the presence of a parent, especially when he or she is unwell and that an attendant would also be required to assist, has given his approval to amend the Provisions contained in Schedule VII (Special Passes) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986.