Railways fare concession to Senior Citizens/Pensioners as per pre-Covid period: Minutes of the 33rd SCOVA meeting

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Railways fare concession to Senior Citizens/Pensioners as per pre-Covid period: Minutes of the 33rd SCOVA meeting

Railways fare concession must be allowed to Senior Citizens/Pensioners as per pre-Covid period: Minutes of the 33rd SCOVA meeting

[DoP&PW OM No. 42/11/2023-P&PW(D) dated 03.04.2024]

Sub:- Minutes of the 33rd SCOVA meeting held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ ble MOS(PP) on 22.02.2024, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi-reg

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(33.2):- Railways fare concession must be allowed to Senior Citizens/Pensioners as per pre-Covid period.

Discussion/Decision taken in the meeting

Ministry of Railways informed that the Government gave subsidy of Rs.59,837 crores on passenger tickets in 2019-20. This amounts to concession of 53% on an average, to every person, travelling to Railways. This subsidy is continuing for all passengers. Further, concession beyond this subsidy amount are continuing only for the categories Divyangjans, Students and Patients. At present, there is no proposal to restore concession to Senior Citizens.

In view of the above, the item was closed.

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Source: Minutes of the 33rd SCOVA meeting held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ ble MOS(PP) on 22.02.2024, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

COMMENTS

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  • Kalyani Sethuraman 1 month ago

    This is already known. Why keep posting the same, old stale news. Instead why not try to improve on the standards and service of the railways. AC 1, 2 & 3 are getting stinky, crowded and just like sleeper coaches with beggars and hawkers entering. Are we paying a premium for this? To top it, the attendant in AC1 links the AC1 & General coach by taking money from the hawkers. No amount of complaints with videos makes any difference. Where are the RPF’s and the TTE’s? With this kind of service, I wonder are we going to face the same soon in Vande Bharat and other luxury trains.