Revised pay limits for entitlement of Passes/PTOs on the basis of Pay drawn in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008

RBE No. 03/2011
PC-VI No.244/2011


No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38

New Delhi, the 6th January, 2011

The General Managers
All Zonal Railways and
Production Units

Sub: Revised pay limits for entitlement of Passes/PTOs on the basis of Pay drawn in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.

Consequent upon revision of Pay Scales on the basis of decision of the Government on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, the question of revision of existing entitlements to Passes/PTOs under the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition, 1993) has been under consideration of this Ministry.

2. The matter has been examined and the President is pleased to decide that the entitlements of Passes/PTOs in respect of railway servants drawing pay in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 shall be as under :-

S.No Category Type of Privilege Pass
& Privilege Ticket
Type of Duty Pass
1 Group‘A’ & Group‘B’
Ist Class ‘A’ Pass Ist class ‘A’ Pass
2 Non-Gazetted employees:
(i) In Grade Pay Rs.4200/ and above Ist Class Pass Ist Class Pass
(ii) In Grade Pay Rs.2,800/- IInd Class ‘A’ Pass* IInd Class ‘A’ Pass*
(iii) In Grade Pay Rs.1,900/-  and above but below Grade Pay Rs.2,800/ One IInd Class ‘A’ Pass* in a year, remaining passes and PTOs of  Second/Sleeper Class IInd Class ‘A’ Pass*
(iv) Employees in Grade Pay Rs.1,800/ One IInd Class ‘A’ Pass*  in a year, remaining  Class Pass  passes and PTOs of Second/Sleeper Class. Second/Sleeper Class Pass

*Note:In terms of the extant instructions, the holder of IInd Class ‘A’ pass shall be entitled to travel by AC-3 tier class in trains other than Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto Exp. trains. IInd Class ‘A’ Pass is of yellow colour.

3. In all other respects, the provisions of the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986(Second Edition, 1993) will apply.

4. The Railway employees who are already entitled to Ist Class Passes, shall continue to draw Ist Class Passes, irrespective of their eligibility in terms of these orders.

5. Necessary amendment to the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition,1993) shall follow.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

7. Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.

(Debasis Mazumdar)
Joint Director Establishment (Welfare)
Railway Board.

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  1. Sir mein ye janna chata hu ki mujhe abhi ek saal mein ek hi pass milta hai wo bhi 3rd A.c. Yellow pass. Duty card pass mujhe second class sleeper ka milta hai jabki duty pass rules k anusar group C or D ko jis category ka privilege pass milta same class duty milta hai. Kya ye baat sahi hai sir. Mujhe confirm kar di jiye plz. Pass department wale bolte hai rules mat padao letter le kar so.

  2. hello sir i am working in railway copmlited 2year service as pointman at gr pay1800 ,, my question is i will get 3 tier ac pass or not pls reply because my depatment not issu that.. and other dep get facilated that pls reply soon

  3. i am working as a Sr.Clerk in S.E.Rly sir, i want to know the PTO rules about Rs 2800 grade pay I had applied a PTO of IInd Class ‘a’ but they had given me actually Second class sleeper , they told me no clear instructions about the PTO of grade pay 2800

  4. Mr. Nandini,

    As per existing rule, you are eligible for First Class Privilege Passes/P.T.O. Please see RBE No.6/2011,Rly. Bd’s L.No.PC-5/09/ACP/2 Dated 12.01.2011

  5. Sir,
    Recently I have got the up-gradation through MACP from Grade pay Rs 2800 to Rs 4200. I want to Know whether I am eligible
    for the I class/ II Ac.Please clarify

  6. Sir,
    I want to know that the eligibility of FRC pass in Mumbai Division (suburban Area)in Central Railway.Please provide information, if any.


  7. Sir,

    I am working in Central Railway in Mumbai Division as OS. G.P.Rs.4200/-. Vide Ministry of Railway L.No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38 New Delhi, the 6th January, 2011, I am eligible for First Class privilege pass/P.T.O & also Duty Pass. But in this order not mentioned for eligibility of “FREE RESIDENTIAL CARD PASS”. Am I entitle for FRC ? Please provide information, because office has refuse to give FRC to me.



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