Income Ceiling for Grant of Privilege Passes to relatives of railway employees

Income Ceiling in the Grant of Privilege Passes / PTOs to dependent relatives – Railways instructs to follow prescribed income ceiling scrupulously




No. E(W) 97/PS 5-1/71

New Delhi, dated 15-10-2012.

The General Managers (P)

All Indian Railways &

Production Units.

Sub:- Grant of Privilege Passes/PTOs to dependent relatives — raising the income ceiling limit.

   Pursuant to 6th Pay Commission recommendations, Board vide letter No. E(W)97/PS 5-1/71 dated 31-8-2009 have issued instructions raising the income ceiling for grant of Privilege Passes/PTOs to dependent relatives of railway servants indicating that a dependent relative in relation to a railway servant as defined in Para-2(C) of the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition, 1993) shall be considered eligible for entitlement of Passes/PTOs if his/her income does not exceed minimum Pension/family pension i.e.Rs. 3500/- and Dearness Relief thereon or 15% of the basic pay of the Railway servant, whichever is more.

   NFIR has now brought out that aforesaid instructions are not being followed scrupulously in some of the Zonal Railway.

   It is therefore reiterated that the instructions cited under reference shall be implemented in letter and spirit to avoid hardship to railway employees having dependent relatives, eligible for inclusion in the pass facility as per the said criteria.


(Debasis Mazumdar)

Director Estt. (Welfare)

Railway Board

Download Railway Board’s order dated 15.10.2012