Issuing PRCP in Physical Mode to the retired officers and staff: Railway Board clarification Order dated 29.11.2021
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (भारत सरकार)
Ministry of Railways (रेल मंत्रालय)
Railway Board (रेलवे बोर्ड)
File No. PC-VII/2021/HRMS/61
New Delhi, dated: 29.11.2021
The Principal Chief Personnel Officers,
All Zonal Railways/PUs
(As per standard mailing list)
Sub: Issuing PRCP in Physical Mode to the retired officers and staff-clarification reg.
Ref: Board’s Letter No. PC-VII/2020/HRMS/16 dated 01.09.2021 (copy enclosed)
Vide Board’s letter under reference, issuance of Privilege Pass/PTO was made mandatory to be processed through HRMS for serving employees. However, it was also advised vide the said letter that Pensioners and Divyang employees may be allowed to draw passes in Physical mode, as per their convenience.
2. In this context, it has been brought to the notice of Railway Board by Federations as well as various pensioners that Zonal Railway Offices are refusing issuance of PRCP and Passes/PTO to Divyang employees in physical mode and are insisting on application through HRMS.
3. In this context, it is again clarified that Retirees and Divyang employees have specifically been given an option to avail Privilege Passes/PTOs either through HRMS or physically, as per their choice. As such, Railways may ensure that no retiree or Divyang employee is denied issuance of physical pass, if they chose to avail it. Railways may further ensure that Pass data of such pensioners/employees is updated in real-time.
(M. K. Gupta)
Executive Director, Pay Commission-II