Privilege Pass to be issued 5 months in advance
Railway Board to issue Privilege Pass/PTO/Post Retirement Complimentary Pass from next year’s account.
Ministry of Railways has announced that issue of of advance Pass from next years account should be issued 5 months in advance.
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
No. E(W) 2007/PS5-1/9
New Delhi dated 02.09.2015
General Manager (P)
Sub: Issue of advance Pass from next year’s account.
Ref: ER’s letter No.G470/0/1/XlV/P dated 31.08.2015.
With reference to ER’s letter cited above, it is advised that Privilege Pass/PTO/Post Retirement Complimentary Pass from next year’s account should be issued 5 months in advance in terms of amendments made to the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition-1993) through ACS No.73, issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated 26.03.2012 which are reproduced below:-
Item 3 (xiv) of Schedule-II (Privilege Pass/PTO):-
When an employee has availed all passes due to him/her in a calendar year, one set of passes and/or one set of PTO may be issued to him/her for journeys commencing in the next year only and the Pass/PTO may be debited to the next year’s pass account. Such advance issue of Pass/PTO should not exceed one month more than the Advance Reservation Period i.e. five months at present, of the current year, in general, from the date of issue.
Item (i) under column 4 “other facilities” of Schedule-IV (PRCP):-
A retired Railway Servant may be issued on his/her request one set of Complimentary Pass one month more than the Advance Reservation Period i.e.. five months at present, in general, in advance of the current calendar year from the date of issue for journeys commencing in the next year duly debiting such issue of Complimentary pass in the next year’s account.
2. Accordingly, passes debitable to next year’s account and valid for travel in January 2016 may issue in September 2015.