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RAILWAY SERVANTS (PASS) RULES,1986 (1993 EDITION)

SCHEDULE - III

SCHOOL PASS

SCHEDULE III
[See Rule 7]
SCHOOL PASS

Category Conditions of entitlement Entitlement Facilities
Group A, B, C, & D
  1. School Cheque Pass can be issued to each such student son/ daughter who is dependent on the railway servant on production of a certificate from the recognised institution where the student is studying and which is away from the headquarters of the Railway servant for undertaking journeys specifically listed in this schedule. The certificate should indicate that the son/daughter is a bonafide student of the recognised institu­tion where he/she is studying.
  2. In cases where both husband and wife are railway servants, the passes shall be allowed against the account of either of the two;
  3. In case of a boy under 18 years and a girl of any age, the parent or guardian may be included in the pass issued;
  4. A parent including a step-parent or guardian in the same class may be included in a pass outward or inward and he/she may be issued a separate pass for going to bring the student or returning alone after leaving the student at school/ college etc. and the passes thus issued shall be treated as part of one half-set of school pass i.e. it will not count as a separate half-set. If the attendant be a guardian he/she will be issued only a II Class Pass;
  5. School passes are admissible for students including those who are engaged in research work and are not getting any stipend/scholarship, other than on merits/means basis. 
  6. Students over 21 years of age and doing a rotating internship for one year after passing MBBS are eligible for school passes and are also permitted in the privilege passes/PTOs of their parents even if they are in receipt of a stipend, provided the same forms a part of his/her medical course to be completed before becoming eligible for the award of M.B.B.S Degree.

Note: Student sons/daughters of Railway employees over 21 years of age and studying in degree courses in Homeopathy/Siddha/Unani and Ayurveda of Indian medicine may be treated at par with those undergoing MBBS course and may be extended the same facility of school/privilege pass provided it is certified by each Institution that internship forms a regular part of the syllabus for award of degree in the respective sphere of Indian medicines.

Entitles the holder to avail 3 sets or 6 half-sets in a year and to:-
  1. &&&Be issued with the class of pass which the railway servant is entitled as on privilege. However, the children of railway employees studying in Oak Grove School, Jharipani, who are not ordinarily entitled to 1st Class Passes, may, as a special case, be issued 1st Class Passes from their homes to Dehradun at the beginning of School Session and back to their homes at the conclusion of the school session. The above provision equally applies for their up and down journey during authorised vacations. On these occasions 1st Class Passes may also be issued to the escorts (School teachers) for their up and down journeys.

    Substituted vide ACS 42 --[Authority : Railway Board's letter No. E(W)96 PS5-1/30 dated 11.08.2003 (RBE 136/2003)]

    be issued with the class of pass which the railway servant is entitled as on privilege. However, the children of railway employees studying in Oak Grove School, Jharipani, who are not ordinarily entitled to 1st Class Passes, may, as a special case, be issued I Class Passes from their homes to Dehradun at School Session and from Dehradun to their homes at the conclusion of the school session. On these occasions I Class Passes may also be issued to the escorts (School teachers) for their up and down journeys.

  2. travel from school or college to the railway servant's headquarters to see either parent and back to school or college. This should be in case of recognised vacations of not less than three consecutive days duration (Sunday being included) or closure of institution due to unforeseen circumstances;
  3. travel from school or college to a place other than the railway servant's headquarters where either parent is residing and back to school or college ;
  4. to travel to recognised institution for admission and back to head quarters of the railway servant.
  5. to travel to recognised institution for joining and back to head quarter of the railway servant;
  6. to travel to examination Centre for
    1. Submitting forms of admission and to take up examination and back to headquarters.
    2. taking examination at place other than the place of school or college;
  7. travel to the station where Head master/Principal etc. is staying in case he is required to fill the form etc. as a private candidate in presence of Headmaster etc. and back to the headquarters.
  8. travel back to the headquarters of the railway servant when he/she is withdrawn from school/college at the close of the course or for admission at the headquarters of the railway servant;
  9. travel on educational tour forming part of the school syllabus.
  10. carry a bicycle in the pass in addition to free luggage permissible by making endorsement in the school cheque pass.
  11. travel upto port of embarkation and back if studying abroad. This would be on production of a certificate or other acceptable evidence that the student son/daughter has got admission in a college or University abroad and that he/she is required to join it by a particular date, or that the student son/daughter is returning after completing studies in a college or University abroad.

NOTE: (1) For the purpose of these Rules, School/College means School or College both academic and professional, recognised by the State Governments/ Central Governments/Recognised Universities. It is includes :-

Government Military Educational Institutions Such as National Defence Academy, Khadakvasala and I. M. A. at Dehradun, Armed  Forces Administrative College, Coimbatore and any educational institute recognised by the the Ministry of Education such as Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad/ Banglore/ Calcutta/ Lucknow, National Institute of Training in Industrial Engg., Bombay, etc.

(2) Institutions such as day/night Adult School intended for the spare time education of adult/wage earners are not included in the definition of of School/ College. Nor schools/ colleges imparting part-time/ whole time education in language etc. course including correspondence are included in the definition of school/college.

(3) Break of journey en-route is permissible on school pass if endorsement to this effect is made on the pass.

(4) In cases where a school pass is sought to/ from a place other then the Railway servant's headquarters or the permanent place of residence of the other parent, if it be different, the grant of such pass shall have the approval of the gazetted officer who shall take into account the material facts relating to the request and accord his approval, recording reasons thereof, after he is satisfied that the said change is justified and not made with a view to receive any unintended benefit.

(5)In cases where school pass is sought to/from a place other then the Railway servant's headquarters, where either parent is residing even if temporarily such as during summer vacations, etc. the Pass shall be issued with the approval of gazetted officer who shall satisfy himself about the bonafides of such request, with reference to the passes/PTO's already issued for the parent's journey to such a place.

(6) Issue of School passes will not be affected by the stoppage of privilege passes of an employee on any account including by way of punishment.

(7) Incidents of suspension will not affect the eligibility of Railway employees to such passes.

(8) In case where the husband and wife are both railway employees each child will be allowed School passes during a particular year only against the husband's account or against the wife's account to ensure that particular child does not get more than the maximum prescribed limit of school passes in a year. The husband and the wife are to submit a joint option in this respect with regard to the child, in duplicate (one copy to each of the respective pass officers) when the pass is asked for the first time during any year

SCHOOL CARD PASSES ### {Substituted vide ACS 41}
Groups A, B, C & D Will be issued for student son/ daughter of the railway servant to commute between the station of the residence of the railway servant and the station nearest to the school/ college on production of a certificate from the recognised institution where the student is studying subject to such restrictions like those pertaining to distance etc. that may be imposed by Railways depending on local circumstances for issue of such passes.
Category Entitlement/ Facilities
I. Group 'A' & Group 'B' (Gazetted)  I Class 'A'
II. Non-Gazetted Group 'B' & Groups 'C' employees
a) Appointed prior to 1.8.1969
i) Drawing pay of  Rs. 4900/- or above provided the employee are in scale the maximum of which is Rs. 6000/- or above. I Class
ii) Employees other than those covered  in items (i) above II/ Sleeper Class
b) Appointed on or after 1.8.1969 to 10.11.1987
(i) Drawing pay of Rs. 5375/- or above provided they are in a scale the maximum of which is Rs. 7000/- or above.  I Class
(ii) Employees other than those covered  in items (i) above II/ Sleeper Class
c) Appointed on or after 10.11.1987 to 1.2.99
(i) Drawing pay of Rs. 7250/- or above or those who are in scale the minimum of which is Rs. 6500/-. I Class
(ii) Employees other than those covered  in items (i) above II/ Sleeper Class
d) Employees appointed after 01.02.1999
(i) Employees in scale the minimum of which is Rs. 6500/- or above. I Class
(ii) Employees drawing pay of Rs. 7600/- or above I Class
(iii) Employees in pay scales of Rs. 5000-8000/- and Rs. 5500-9000/- and drawing the pay of Rs. 7250/- or above but less then Rs. 7600/- IInd Class 'A'
(iv) Employees other than those covered  in items (i), (ii) and (iii) above II/ Sleeper Class
III. Group 'D' II/ Sleeper Class

Substituted vide Railway Board's Letter No. E(W)97 PS5-1/62-A dated 7.04.2000 (RBE No. 63/2000) ACS No. 21

School Passes allowed by Rajdhani express vide Railway Board's letter No. E(W)96 PS5-1/27 dated 12.08.2000 (RBE 97/2000).

School Passes for IGNOU & Computer Courses vide Board's Letter No. E(W)96 PS 5-1/30 dated 13.11.2000 (RBE 196/2000).

### ACS 41 ----Column No. 3 Substituted vide Railway Board's Letter No. E(W)97 PS5-1/62-A dated 8.7.2003 (RBE 119/2003)

&&& ACS 42 --- Column No. 3 Substituted vide Railway Board's Letter No. E(W)96 PS5-1/30 dated 11.08.2003 (RBE 136/2003).