What type of concession are available in Indian Railways?

CONCESSION IS ADMISSIBLE TO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES OF PERSONS

S.NoCATEGORY OF PERSONSPERCENTAGE ELEMENT OF CONCESSION
IDisabled passengers
1 Orthopaedically Handicapped/ Paraplegic persons alongwith an
escort (cannot travel without escort) traveling for any purpose
— 75% in 2nd class, SL, 1st class, 3AC, AC chair car

— 50% in 1AC and 2 AC

— 25% in 3AC & AC Chair Car of Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains

— 50% in MST & QST

— One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

2 Blind persons traveling alone or with an escort for any purpose
3 Mentally retarded persons traveling with an escort for any
purpose
4Deaf
& Dumb persons (both afflictions together in the same person)
traveling alone or with an escort for any purpose.

50% in 2nd class, SL, 1st class
— 50% in MST & QST
— One escort is also eligible for same element of concession
IIPatients
5 Cancer patients traveling alone or with an escort for
treatment/periodic check-up.

75% in 2nd class, 1st class, AC chair car

— 100% in SL & 3AC

— 50% in 1AC & 2AC

— One escort eligible for same element of concession(except in
SL and 3AC where escort gets 75%)

6 Thalassemia patients traveling alone or with an escort for
treatment/periodic check-up
— 75% in 2nd class, SL, 1st class, 3AC, AC chair car

— 50% in 1AC & 2AC

— One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

7 Heart patients traveling alone or with an escort for heart
surgery
8 Kidney patients traveling alone or with an escort for kidney
transplant Operation/Dialysis
9 Haemophilia Patients – severe & moderate form of disease –
traveling alone or with an escort for treatment/periodical check
up.

75% in 2nd class, SL, 1st class, 3AC, AC chair car

— One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

10 T.B./Lupas Valgaris patients traveling alone or with an escort
for treatment/periodic check-up
— 75% in 2nd class, SL, 1st class

— One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

11 Non-infectious Leprosy patients – for treatment/periodic
checkup.
12AIDS
patients – for treatment/check-up at nominated ART Centres
— 50% in 2nd class

— 50% in MST & QST

— One escort is also eligible for same element of concession

13 Ostomy patients – traveling for any purpose.
14 Patients suffering from Aplastic Anaemia travelling for
treatment/periodical check-up to recognized hospitals by
Mail/Express Trains.

50% in basic fares of  SL, AC-2-tier, 3AC, AC chair car classes.

 

15 Patients suffering from Sickle Cell Anaemia travelling for
treatment/periodical check-up to recognized hospitals by
Mail/Express Trains.

50% in basic fares of  SL, AC-2-tier, 3AC, AC chair car classes.

 

IIISenior Citizens
16Men
– 60 years and above

Women – 58 years and above

– traveling for any purpose.


40% in all classes

— 50% in all classes

— Also in Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/ Duronto trains

IVAwardees
17 Recipients of Presidents Police Medal for Distinguished Service
and Indian Police Award for Meritorious services, after the age
of 60 – traveling for any purpose.

50% for men

— 60% for women

— In all classes and Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains
also

18 Shram Awardees – Industrial Workers awarded the Prime Minister’s
Shram Award for Productivity and Innovation – traveling for any
purpose.

75% in 2nd and SL class
19 National Awardee Teachers – honoured with National Award by the
President of India for exemplary service in the field of
education – traveling for any purpose.

50% in 2nd and SL class
20 Either of parents accompanying the Child Recipients of National
Bravery Award – traveling for any purpose.

50% in 2nd and SL class
VWar Widows
21War
Widows – traveling for any purpose.

75% in 2nd and SL class
22 Widows of Policemen and Paramilitary personnel killed in action
against Terrorists and Extremists – traveling for any purpose.

75% in 2nd and SL class
23 Widows of I.P.K.F. Personnel killed in action in Sri Lanka –
traveling for any purpose.

75% in 2nd and SL class
24 Widows of defence personnel killed in action against terrorists
& extremists Extremists – traveling for any purpose.

75% in 2nd and SL class
25 Widows of Martyrs of Operation Vijay in Kargil in 1999 traveling
for any purpose.

75% in 2nd and SL class
VIStudents
26 Students going to hometown and educational tours : –

— General Category –

— SC/ST Category –

— Girls upto Graduation and boys upto 12th standard
(including students of Madrasa) between home & school (MST)

— 50% in 2nd and SL class
— 50% in MST and QST

— 75% in 2nd and SL class
— 75% in MST and QST

— Free second class MST

27 Students of Govt. schools in rural areas – for study tour – once
a year.

75% in 2nd class
28 Entrance exam – Girls of Govt. schools in rural areas for
national level for medical, engineering, etc. entrance exam

75% in 2nd class
29 Concession to students appearing in main written examination
conducted by UPSC & Central Staff Selection Commissions.

50% in 2nd class
30 Foreign students studying in India – traveling 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
31 Research scholars upto the age of 35 years – for journeys in
connection with research work.

50% in 2nd and SL class
32 Students and non-students participating in Work Camps
25% in 2nd and SL class
33 Cadets and Marine Engineers apprentices undergoing Navigational/
Engineering training for Mercantile Marine – for travel between
home and training ship.

50% in 2nd and SL class
VIIYouths
34 Youths attending National Integration Camps of :-

(a) National Youth Project

(b) Manav Uththan Sewa Sami ti

— 50% in 2nd and SL class

— 40% in 2nd and SL class<

35 Unemployed youths :

(i) To attend interview for job in Public Sector Organisations
(i.e. Central/ State Govt offices, 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

36 Bharat Scouts & Guides – for scouting duty.
50% in 2nd and SL class
VIIIKisans
37 Kisans and Industrial Labourers – for visit to
agricultural/industrial exhibitions.

25% in 2nd and SL class
38 Kisans traveling by Govt. sponsored Special trains.
33% in 2nd and SL class
39 Kisans & Milk Producers – visit to National level Institutes for
learning/raining better farming/ dairy

50% in 2nd and SL class
40 Delegates for attending Annual Conferences of :
(i) Bharat Krishak Samaj and
(ii) Sarvodaya Samaj, Wardha.

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

— 50% in 1st & AC chair car, 3AC, 2AC

— 50% in of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi AC Chair car, 3AC &
2AC trains

42Film
Technicians – Travelling for film production related work

75% in SL class

— 50% in 1st & AC chair car, 3AC, 2AC

— Including Rajdhani/Shatabdi

43 Sportsmen 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 class
— 50% in 1st class

44 Persons taking part in Mountaineering Expeditions organised by
IMF

75% in 2nd and SL class
— 50% in 1st class
45 Press Correspondents accredited to Headquarters of Central &
State Governments/Union Territories/ Districts – for press work.

Spouse/Companion/Dependent children (upto 18 yrs)


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

— 50% concession twice every financial year.

XMedical Professionals
46 Doctors Allopathic – traveling for any purpose.
10% in all classes and Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains
47 Nurses & Midwives – for leave and duty.
25% in 2nd and SL class
XIOthers (Conference,
Camps, Tours etc)
48 Delegates for attending Annual Conferences certain All India
bodies of social/cultural/educational importance.

25% in 2nd and SL class
49 Bharat Sewa Dal, Bangalore – for attending
camps/meetings/rallies/ trekking programmes.

25% in 2nd and SL class
50 Volunteers of Service Civil International – for social service.
25% in 2nd and SL class
51 Teachers of Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools –
for educational tours.

25% in 2nd and SL class
52 Members of St. John Ambulance Brigade and Relief Welfare
Ambulance Corps, Calcutta – for ambulance camps/ competitions.

25% in 2nd and SL class
XIIIzzat MST
53 Izzat MST to persons with monthly income not exceeding 1500/-,
working in unorganised sectors – for journeys upto maximum 100
Kms.

Rs. 25/-

* All concessions applicable in Basic Mail/Express fares, unless otherwise stated

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