Sub: Clarification regarding entitled number of sets of “Post Retirement
Complimentary Passes” (PRCP) admissible to lateral entrants in Railways
In the PNM/NFIR meeting with Board, the Federation have raised an issue
that lateral entrants in Railways Service, especially ex-servicemen, who
have retired or ceased to be a railway servant, after having rendered more
than 20 years of qualifying service (i.e. after addition of admissible past
non-railway service) are not being issued entitled number of PRCPs.
Advance Correction Slip (ACS) No.53 to Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986
(Second Edition – 1993), circulated vide Board’s letter cited under Ref.(i)
which provided for giving weightage only to the extent of half of the
period of past non-railway service rendered by “Ex-servicemen or Central
Government employees” for determining their eligibility to PRCP. The said
provision was further amended vide ACS No.56, circulated vide Board’s
letter cited under Ref.(ii). It provided for counting of half of the period
of past non-railway service rendered by the lateral entrants in non-railway
departments or establishments to determine their eligibility ot PRCP
subject to the condition that the said period of past non-railway service
has been counted along with the railway service for pensionary benefits. It
was also made clear that the number of PRCPs of such lateral entrants shall
be at par with those railway servants who have retired with minimum 20
years of qualifying railway service.
cited under Ref.(iii), read with Board’s letter cited under Ref.(iv),
railway employees who retired on or after 01.01.2006 were made entitled to
the following PRCP facility:-
No. of PRCPs admissible in one year
|Group A & B||With railway service of 20 years or more||
or ceased to be a railway servant w.e.f. 01.01.2006 after having rendered
20 years or more of qualifying service (i.e. either railway service plus
half of the period of past non-railway service counted along with railway
service for pensionary benefits or railway service exclusively), are
entitled to the number of PRCPs as stipulated in preceding para 3.
rules scrupulously and issue passes accordingly.