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Here is the complete list of Railway Concessions

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The Indian Railways currently extends concessions in passenger fare in 53 different categories. Here is a look at all the 53 categories.  

The Indian Railways extend travel concessions in passenger fare to 53 categories of passengers and the quantum of concession ranges from 25% to 100%. The Railways has also notified general rules for availing such concessions. Passengers desirous of making use of these concessions have to use the relevant concession certificates.  Given below is a complete list of concessions extended by Indian Railways. It has to be noted that the concession is applicable only on the basic fare.

S.NoCATEGORY OF PERSONSPERCENTAGE OF CONCESSION
IDisabled Passengers
1Orthopedically 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

2Mentally retarded persons who cannot travel without escort – for any purpose
3Blind persons travelling alone or with an escort – for any purpose
4Deaf & Dumb persons (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

IIPatients
5Cancer 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%)

6Thalassemia 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

7Heart patients travelling alone or with an escort for heart surgery
8Kidney patients travelling alone or with an escort for kidney transplant Operation/Dialysis

 

9Haemophilia Patients – severe & moderate form of disease – travelling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodical checkup.· 75% in 2nd, SL, 1st Class, 3AC, AC chair Car

· One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

10T.B./Lupas Valgaris patients travelling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodical check-up· 75% in 2nd, SL and 1st Class

· One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

11Non-infectious Leprosy patients – for treatment/periodical check-up.· 75% in 2nd, SL and 1st Class

· One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

12AIDS patients – for treatment/check-up at nominated ART Centers.· 50% in 2nd Class
13Ostomy patients – travelling for any purpose.· 50% in MST & QST

· One escort is also eligible for same element of concession.

14Sickle cell Anaemia – for treatment/periodical check-up· 50% In Sleeper, AC Chair Car, AC 3-tier and AC 2-tier classes
15 Aplastic Anaemia – for treatment/periodical check-up.· 50% In Sleeper, AC Chair Car, AC 3-tier and AC 2-tier classes.
IIISenior Citizens
16Men 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

IVAwardees
17Recipients 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

 

18Shram Awardees – Industrial Workers awarded the Prime Minister’s Shram Award for Productivity and Innovation – travelling for any purpose.75% in 2nd and SL class
19National 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
20Either of parents accompanying the Child Recipients of National Bravery Award – travelling for any purpose.50% in 2nd and SL class
VWar Widows
21War Widows – travelling for any purpose.75% in 2nd and SL class
22Widows of I.P.K.F. Personnel killed in action in Sri Lanka – travelling for any purpose.75% in 2nd and SL class
23Widows of Policemen & Paramilitary personnel killed in action against Terrorists and Extremists – travelling for any purpose.75% in 2nd and SL class
24Widows of defence personnel killed in action against terrorists & extremists – travelling for any purpose.75% in 2nd and SL class
25Widows of Martyrs of Operation Vijay in Kargil in 1999 – travelling for any purpose.75% in 2nd and SL class
VIStudents
26Students 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 up to Graduation

Boys up to 12th standard

(including students of Madrasa) between home & school

Free second class MST
27Students of Govt. schools in rural areas – for study tour – once a year.75% in 2nd class

 

28Entrance exam – Girls of Govt. schools in rural areas – for national level for medical, engineering, etc. entrance exam.75% in 2nd class
29Concession to students appearing in main written examination conducted by UPSC & Central Staff Selection Commissions.50% in 2nd class
30Foreign 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
31Research scholars up to the age of 35 years – for journeys in connection with research work.50% in 2nd and SL class
32Students and non-students participating in Work Camps25% in 2nd and SL class
33Cadets and Marine Engineers apprentices undergoing Navigational/ Engineering training for Mercantile Marine – for travel between home and training ship.50% in 2nd and SL class
VIIYouth
34Youths 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

35Unemployed 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
36Bharat Scouts & Guides – for scouting duty.50% in 2nd and SL class

 

VIIIKisans
37Kisans and Industrial Labourers – for visit to agricultural/industrial exhibitions.25% in 2nd and SL class
38Kisans travelling by Govt sponsored Special trains`33% in 2nd and SL class
39Kisans & Milk Producers – visit to National level Institutes for learning/Training50% in 2nd and SL class
40Delegates for attending Annual Conferences of :

(i) Bharat Krishak Samaj and

(ii) Sarvodaya Samaj, Wardha.

50% in 2nd and SL class
IXArtists & Sportspersons
41Artistes – for performance.· 75% in 2nd & SL Class

· 50% in 1st, AC Chair Car, 3AC & 2AC

· 50% in Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/ Jan Shatabdi AC Chair Car, 3AC & 2AC

42Film technicians – travelling for film production related work.· 75% in SL

· 50% in 1st, AC Chair car, 3AC & 2AC

· Incl Rajdhani/Shatabdi

43Sportsmen 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

44Persons taking part in Mountaineering Expeditions organised by IMF· 75% in 2nd and SL class

· 50% in 1st class

45Press Correspondents accredited to Headquarters of Central & State Governments/Union Territories/ Districts – for press work.

Spouse/companion/dependent children (up to 18 years)

50% in all classes and in all inclusive fares of Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains.

50% concession twice every financial year.

 

XMedical Professionals
46Doctors – Allopathic – travelling for any purpose.10% in all classes and in Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains
47Nurses & Midwives – for leave and duty.25% in 2nd and SL class
XIOthers (Conference, Camps, Tours etc)
48Delegates for attending Annual Conferences of certain All India bodies of social/cultural/educational importance.25% in 2nd and SL class
49Bharat Sewa Dal, Bangalore – for attending camps/meetings/rallies/ trekking programmes.25% in 2nd and SL class
50Volunteers of Service Civil International – for social service.25% in 2nd and SL class
51Teachers of Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools – for educational tours.25% in 2nd and SL class
52Members of St. John Ambulance Brigade and Relief Welfare Ambulance Corps, Calcutta – for ambulance camps/competitions.25% in 2nd and SL class
XIIIzzat MST
53Izzat MST to persons with monthly income not exceeding 1500/-, working in unorganised sectors – for journeys up to maximum 150 Kms.Rs. 25/-

 
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