exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of
the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following Rules,
regulating, the issue of Passes and Privilege Ticket Orders to
Railway servants, for travel by trains namely:-
1. Short Title,
Commencement and Application: (1)
These Rules may be called the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their
publication in the Official Gazette.
(3) Except where specifically provided to the contrary they
shall apply to all railway servants under the administrative
control of the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) but shall not
an apprentice engaged under the Apprentices Act;
person in the casual employment or employed on daily wages;
(iii) any person under the administrative control of the
Ministry of Railways who by a general or special order is,
excluded from the facilities of Pass or a Privilege Ticket Order
under these rules.
Definitions : In these Rules,
unless the context otherwise requires:—
'adopted child' means a child for whom there is satisfactory proof
of adoption irrespective of the fact whether such adoption is
permissible or not under the personal law governing the railway
'attendant’ means a person exclusively employed on salary in the
personal service of a railway servant.
'dependent relative' in relation to a railway servant, whose
father is not alive, means:-
mother including a divorced mother;
unmarried or widowed sister;
brother/step-brother under twenty one years of age provided he
resides with and is wholly dependent on the railway servant;
invalid brother of any age, and
brother who has attained the age of twenty one years and is a
bonafide student of a recognised educational institution.
that a person shall not be considered to be a dependent relative
if his/her income from all sources including pension, dearness
relief, etc. exceeds 15% of pay per month of the Railway servant
or the amount arrived at by adding Rs.500 to the dearness relief
admissible to the pensioners/family pensioners on pension of
Rs.500/- and rounded off to the nearest ten rupees figure,
further that a Pass or Privilege Ticket Order may be issued in
favour of dependent relatives mentioned at (iv) and (v) only on
production of a certificate from a Railway medical officer or the
head of the recognised institution, as the case may be.
further that dependent relatives may be included in the Privilege
Passes/PTOs given to the railway servants in cases where father is
missing for a period of at least 7 years Passes/PTOs can also be
given to the sisters in similar circumstances. However, an
affidavit as to the period since when the person is missing, duly
attested by a Magistrate is necessary.
spouse of a railway servant whether earning or not;
or sons who have not attained the age of 21 years and are wholly
dependent on the railway servant;
or sons of the age of 21 and above who are;
bonafide students of any recognised educational institution;
engaged in any research work and do not get any
working as an articled clerk under the Chartered Accountant;
invalid, on appropriate certificate from Railway Doctor;
(iv) unmarried daughters of any age whether earning or
widowed daughters provided they are dependent on the railway
(vi) legally divorced daughter who is dependent on the railway
term "Guardian' need not necessarily be interpreted in its legal
sense. It may mean an adult dependant relative or an adult member
of the family; a paid nurse Governess or an attendant. When none
of these are available a pass in favour of a Guardian, as
admissible under these Rules, may be given to another person at
General Manager’s, discretion.
'Pass' means an authority given by the Ministry of Railways or any
railway administration to a person, authorising him to travel by
'privilege ticket order' (hereinafter referred to as P.T.O.) is an
authority issued in favour of a railway servant which may be
exchanged for a passenger rail ticket on payment of one third of
the normal fare;
'railway servant' means a person who is a member of a service or
who holds a post under the administrative control of Railway Board
and includes a person who holds a post in the Railway Board.
Persons lent from a service or post which is not under the
administrative control of the Railway Board to a service or post
which is under such administrative control do not come within the
scope of this definition. This term excludes casual labour for
whom special orders have been issued.
educational institution' for the purpose of these Rules means any
school, college, university or institution
recognised by the Government for imparting education or training
in any discipline-general, technical, professional or military.
'pay' means the amount drawn monthly by a railway servant as
the case of Running Staff, basic pay plus 30% thereof or any other
percentage of basic pay declared as pay from time to time:
other pay which may be specially classified as pay by the
"Set" means one Pass or P.T.O for outward and return journeys :
(ii) "Half-set" means a Pass or P.T.O issued from one station to
'schedule' means the Schedule appended to these Rules.
'year' means a Calendar Year.
Officer or authority competent to issue and
sign a Pass or PTO: A pass or PTO'
may be issued by such officer or authority and may be signed by
such officer as the Central Government (Ministry of Railways) may
from time to time specify:
that until such authorities or officers are specified, the Pass or
PTO shall be signed and issued in accordance with the
instruction/orders issued by the Central Government in the
Ministry of Railways and in force at the commencement of these
Kinds of Passes:
(1) A railway servant or the entitled members of his/her family
and dependent relatives as defined in these Rules may be issued
the following kind of passes, namely:
privilege pass including passes while on deputation;
post-retirement Complimentary pass;
residential card pass; and
Passes specified in clause (i) of sub-rule (1) may be issued in
the form of metal pass, a card pass or a cheque
Duty Pass : (1) A railway servant
may be issued a duty pass for performing journey on duty: and
category of railway servants, the circumstances and the conditions
subject to which a duty pass may be issued under Rule 4(1 )(i)
shall be specified in Schedule I.