Railway Concession Rules for Students & Youths

Railway Concession Rules for Students & Youths
Railway Concession Rules for Students & Youths

Train Concession Rules for Students & Youths

Do you know IRCTC / Indian Railways provides Student Concession on train travel in India. Following are the details regarding Railway Concession Rules for Students and Youths.  


General Terms and Conditions

  • Student concession Applying Process : – The Student Concession tickets are permitted only in Sleeper Class (SL) and 2nd Sitting (2S)
  • I tickets. Only I-tickets can be exchanged with student concession by presenting the I-ticket and the valid student concession order to the nearest Railway Reservation Office by going to the reservation office along with his journey cum reservation ticket and a request for exchanging the same with the student concession. He will surrender his original fully paid ticket and a student concession ticket with the revised fare (with same seat/berth number status) shall be issued to him. The difference of fare (paid and payable) less the clerk age charge of Rs. 20/- shall be refunded and shall be credited to his account electronically on the next day by IRCTC on receipt of refund file from the Railways.
  • Is student concession applicable for both E- Tickets / I –  tickets? :-  The Student Concession tickets are permitted only in Sleeper Class (SL) and 2nd Sitting (2S). Presently it is not permitted in e-tickets.
  • How will I be refunded the difference of fare paid extra with respect to student concession?:- The difference of fare (paid and payable) less the clerk age charge of Rs. 20/- shall be refunded and shall be credited to his account electronically on the next day by IRCTC on receipt of refund file from the Railways.

Concession to Bharat Scouts and Guides

Ministry of Railway have decide to include the following state unit of the Bharat Scouts and Guide to get concession in rail fare.

Child fare rule in Railway


Concession Charges for Students by Railway

Details regarding percentage of concession by railway to the Students and Youths.

Railway Concession Rule for Students and Youths
Category of PersonsElement of Concession Purpose of TravelAuthority Required for availing Concession
Class 1Class II/SL
Either of parents accompanying the child Recipients of National Bravery Award-50%Any PurposeCopy of identity Card issued to child by Indian Council for Child Welfare.
Students
Upto 25 yrs of age-50%(i)For going to home town during vacations (ii) to appear for exam (iii) educational toursConcession order in prescribed pro forma signed by Head of the Concerned Institution.
Upto 27 yrs of age in case of SC/ST students-50%
For Students of Govt schools situated in rural areas-75% in second Class (not Sleeper class) is available once a year for going on study tour in groups of minimum 20
Girl Students of Govt Schools situated in rural areas-75% in second (not Sleeper)For appearing in national level entrance exam for medical, engineering and other professionalCertificate from Head of the School and copy of Admit Card/Call Letter
Concession to students appearing in written examination-50% in second (Not Sleeper)For appearing in main written examination conducted by UPSC and Central Staff Selection Commissions.Certificate from Head of the School and copy of Admit Card/Call Letter
Foreign students studying in India-50%To attend camps/seminars organised by Govt. of India or visit to places of historical importance etc.Certificate from Head of the educational institution or Indian council for Cultural Relations.
Research scholars upto the age of 35 yrs-50%Travelling for research workCertificate from the Registrar of University or Director of the Public Instruction
Youth attending National Integration Camps
National Youth Project-50%National Integration CampsCertificate in prescribed pro forma from Secretary of the concerned Organisation
Manav Uththan Sewa Samiti-40%
Students and non students-25%To render voluntary service during natural calamitiesCertificate from the concerned recognised educational, social or cultural organisation organising the work camp
Cadets and Marine Engineers apprentices undergoing Navigational/Engineering training for Mercantile Mfirine-50%For travel beyond 300 kms between home and training ship at the beginning and end of each term.Authorised letter in prescribed form from Captain Supdt. Trainship/Course Director/Officer in charge.
Bharat Scouts and Guides-50%Travelling beyond 300 Kms for Scout or Guide dutyCertificate from Scouter or Guider and Conuntersigned by Secretary Commissioner National HQ or Dist. Commissioner of State.
Unemployed Youth-50%To appear in interview for jobs in PSUs (Full Concession in only second class, for interview for Central/State Govt, jobs)Attested copy of (1) Call letter from concerned organisation indicating date and place of interview, (ii) copy of application form submitted by the candidate.

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