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Different Concessions in Indian Railway

Indian-Railway

Indian Railways grants major concessions to different categorized persons on certain backgrounds. Below mentioned are the elements of concession along with the defined class for the specially categorized persons.

  1. The persons who are who are physically handicapped and cannot travel without any help can avail concession of 75% in the first, second, sleeper, AC-3 an and AC Chair car. They are also offered 50% concession in the First AC and AC-2 tier. They also get 25% in AC-3 Tier and AC Chair of Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express, 50% in the first and second class monthly season ticket and quarterly season ticket. The escort is even eligible for same concession.
  2. The persons that are mentally retarded and cannot travel without any escort can grab concession as per the physically handicapped persons.
  3. The Blind persons who travel along with an escort or alone can get the facilities of concession as per the physically handicapped person.
  4. The persons who are dually affected with dumbness and deafness and are travelling with an escort or alone can get concession of 50% in the first, second and sleeper class. The same person can get concession of 50% in the first and second class monthly season ticket. The escort with the disabled person is also eligible for the same concession as the patient.
  5. The cancer affected persons travelling for periodic check up or treatment with an escort or alone can avail concession of 75% in first, second class and AC chair car, the patient can also get 100% concession in sleeper class as well as AC-3 Tier and 50% discount in First AC and AC-2 Tier. If any escort is with the patient then is eligible for same concession as the patient, but in sleeper and AC-3 Tier the escort gets 75% concession.
  6. The Thalassemia patients travelling for treatment or periodic check-up can avail concession of 75% in the first, second, sleeper, AC-3 Tier and AC chair car. They can also get 50% concession in first AC and AC-2 Tier. Along with the patient, one escort is eligible to avail the same concessions as the patient.
  7. Any heart patient travelling for heart surgery can avail the concessions alike the Thalassemia patient. The escort of the patient is even eligible with the same rules.
  8. If any kidney patient is travelling for a kidney transplant, operation or dialysis then the patient can avail the concessions rates as applicable for the Heart and Thalassemia patient. The escorts can even avail the same discounts as applicable for the patient’s escorts.
  9. Any Haemophilia patient with severe or moderate form travelling for a regular check up or treatment can get concessions of 75% for first, second and sleeper along with AC-3 Tier and AC chair car. If the patient is guided by any escort, then the same rate of concession is applicable.
  10. If any Tuberculosis, Lupas or Vulgaris patient is travelling for treatment or periodical check-up then the patient can get avail 75% concession in first, second and sleeper class. If any escort is accompanied by the patient, then he/she is also eligible to avail the same concession as per the patient.
  11. If any non-infectious leprosy patient is travelling for treatment or periodic check-up, then the patient can avail 75% for first, second and sleeper class.
  12. The AIDS patient when travelling for treatment or check up to a nominated ART center can avail concession of 50% in second class.
  13. The Ostomy patient can avail concession of 50% in first and second class for monthly and quarterly seasonal ticket.
  14. If any Sickle Cell Anaemia patient is travelling for treatment or routine check up, can avail concession of 50% in Sleeper, AC Chair Car, AC-3 Tier, and AC-2 Tier.
  15. If any Aplastic Anaemia patient is travelling for treatment or routine check up then can avail 50% concession in a sleeper, AC chair car, AC-3 Tier, and AC-2 Tier.
  16. In the senior citizen category, men who are 60 or above can avail concession of 40% in all classes and women who are 58 or above can avail 50% concession in all classes. The senior citizens can also get the concessions in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Jan Shatabdi and Duronto Expresses.
  17. The persons who are awarded president’s Police Medal for distinguished service and Indian Police Award for Meritorious services and are above the age of 60 can avail concession of 50% if men and 60% if women in all classes and including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Janshatabdi trains too, let them travel for any reason.
  18. The persons who have received Prime Minister Shram Awards for productivity and innovation can get 75% concession in second and sleeper class while travelling for any purpose.
  19. The teachers who have received National Award from President of India for excellent service in educational field can avail 50% concession in second and sleeper class while travelling for any purpose.
  20. If any parent of a child who has received National Bravery Award can avail 50% in second and sleeper class while travelling for any purpose.
  21. The war widows can get 75% concession in second and sleeper class while travelling for any purpose.
  22. If any I.P.K.F Personnel (who was killed in action in Sri Lanka)’s widow is travelling for any purpose, then she can avail 75% concession in second and sleeper class.
  23. If any widow of a policeman and Paramilitary personnel (who was killed in action against terrorists and extremists) travels for any purpose can avail concession of 75% in second and sleeper class.
  24. If any widow of any Defense personnel (killed in action against terrorists and extremists) travels for any purpose can avail concession of 75% in second and sleeper class.
  25. The students travelling to hometown or educational tours and of general category can avail concession of 50% in second and sleeper class and 50% concession in first and second class monthly season ticket as well as quarterly season ticket. If the student is of SC/ST category then can avail concession of 75%% in second and sleeper class and 75% concession in Monthly season ticket and quarterly season ticket.
  26. The girls up to graduation/professional/vocational courses and boys up to 12th standard can get a free second class monthly season ticket.
  27. The students of Govt. Schools in rural areas travelling for study tour once in a year can get a concession of 75% in second class.
  28. For entrance exam the Girls of Govt schools in rural areas travelling for study tour, national level for medical, engineering, etc. Can avail concession up to 75% in second class.
  29. Any student appearing for main written examination that is conducted by UPSC and Central staff selection commissions can avail 50% in second class.
  30. The foreign students pursuing higher studies in India and are travelling to attend camps/seminars that are organised by Govt. Of India or travelling to visit the historical places and any such monumentaries during their vacations can avail 50% concession in second and sleeper class.
  31. Any research scholars (Up to age o 35) travelling for research related assignments can avail 50% in second and sleeper class.
  32. Any student or non-student participating in work camps can avail concession of 25% in second and sleeper class.
  33. Any Cadets and Marine engineers travelling for navigational/engineering training for Mercantile Marine or travelling between training ship and home can avail concession of 50% in second and sleeper class.
  34. Any youth travelling to attend National Integration camps of National Youth Project or Manav Uththan Sewa Samiti can get concession of 50% and 40% respectively in second and sleeper class.
  35. Any unemployed youths if travelling to attend an interview for a job in Statutory bodies, Municipal Corporation, govt. The undertaking, university or public sector body can avail concession of 50% in second and sleeper class and if travelling for attending interviews for jobs in Central and State Govt can avail concession of 100% in second class.
  36. If students of bharat Scout and Guides travelling for scouting duty they can avail discount of 50% in second and sleeper class.
  37. If farmers and industrial labourers travelling to visit agricultural and industrial exhibitions they can avail concession of 25% in second and sleeper class.
  38. If the farmers travelling for attending special trainings sponsored by special trains they can avail 33% in second and sleeper class.
  39. The farmers or milk producers when travelling to visit National level institute for learning or training can avail concession of 50% in second and sleeper class.
  40. If any delegates are travelling for attending annual conference of Bharat Krishak Samaj and Sarvodaya Samaj, Wardha can avail 50% in second and sleeper class.
  41. Any sports person or artist travelling for performance can avail 75% concession in second and sleeper class, 50% in first, AC Chair Car, AC-3 Tier and AC-2 Tier and 50% in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Jan Shatabdi’s Ac Chair car, AC-3, and AC-2 Tier.
  42. Any film technician group travelling for film production related work can avail concession of 75% in sleeper, 50% in first, AC chair car, AC-2 and 3 Tier and also in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, and Jan Shatabdi.
  43. Any sportsmen participating in All India State Tournament and National Tournament can avail concession of 75% in second and sleeper class, 50% in first class and 75% in second, sleeper and first class respectively.
  44. The persons who are taking part in mountaineering expeditions that are organised by IMF can avail concession of 75% in second and sleeper class and 50% in first class.
  45. Any press correspondents accredited to Headquarters of Central and State Governments/Union Territories/Districts for press related works can avail concession of 50% in all classes and including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, and Jan Shatabdi Express with all of the inclusive fares. If a spouse, companion or dependent children(within 18 years) travel with them, they can also avail concession of 50% twice in every financial year.
  46. Any Allopathic doctor travelling for any purpose can avail concession of 10% in all classes in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, and Jan Shatabdi.
  47. If any nurse or midwives travel for leave or duty can also avail the concessions of 25% in second and sleeper class.
  48. If any delegates travelling for attending Annual Conferences of All India bodies of Social/Cultural/educational they can grab concession of 25% in second and sleeper class.
  49. If any member of Bharat Sewa Dal, Bangalore travels for attending camps/meetings or rallies or even trekking programs can avail concession of 25% in second and sleeper class.
  50. If any volunteers of Service Civil International travel for social service, they can avail concession of 25% in second and sleeper class.
  51. The teachers of Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools while travelling for any educational tour can avail concession of 25% in second and sleeper class.
  52. Members of St. John Ambulance Brigade and Relief Welfare Ambulance Corps, Calcutta travel for any ambulance camps or competitions they can avail concession of 25% in second and sleeper class.
  53. Indian Railways offers Izzat MST scheme to the persons whose monthly income is below 1500 or working in unorganized sectors a concession of Rs 25/- for journeys maximum up to 150 Kms.

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