R.B.E. No. 82/2008
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
The General Managers (P)
All Indian Railways &
Sub: Extending the validity of half set of
Privilege Passes, Post Retirement Complimentary Passes, Widow Passes
and Privilege Ticket Orders (PTOs).
In terms of extant provisions contained in
Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (second Edition, 1993), a half set
of Privilege Pass shall be valid for three months and one set shall be
valid for four months from the date of issue irrespective of whether
the inward journey 1s for the same station or any other station. Under
these rules, PTOs are valid for three months from the date of Issue.
2. Consequent upon the decision of the Board to enhance the
period of advance reservation from 60 days to 90 days vide Commercial
Circular No. 5 of 2008 dated 10-01-2008, a number of representations
have been received for enhancing the validity period of half set
Passes & PTOs in order to facilitate securing confirmed reservations
on such Passes and PTOs. The issue has been considered by Board and It
has been decided that the validity period of half set of
Privilege/Post Retirement Complementary/Widow Passes and PTOs shall be
raised to four months from the date of issue as ~n the case of full
set Passes. Accordingly Item 3 (iv), (v) & (xlv) of Schedule-II under
heading "General Rules", item No. (i) under Column 4 of schedule-IV
and Item Nos. 11 & 12 under Annexure ‘C’ of Railway Servants (Pass)
Rules, 1986 (Second Edition, 1993) should be revised as per Advance
Correction Slip No. 58.
3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Dte. of the
Ministry of Railways.
Joint Director Estt. (Welfare)