Reckoning of half of past service rendered in Central/State Government establishments for Post Retirement Complimentary Pass (PRCP) facility – RBE No. 152/2019
(GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
No. E(W)2016/PS5-8/2 New Delhi, dated 25.09.2019
The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways &
Sub: Reckoning of half of past service rendered in Central/State Government establishments for Post Retirement Complimentary Pass (PRCP) facility.
Ref: Advance Correction Slip (ACS) No.56 to Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition-1993) (RSPR-1986) issued vide Board’s letter No. E(W)2006 PSS-1128 dated 08.05.2008.
In the PNM/NFIR Meeting with Board, the Federation has brought to notice that the condition incorporated in RSPR-1986 vide above referred ACS has restricted the weightage of half of past non-railway service for determining 20 years of qualifying service for PRCP faciilty only to the lateral entrants who bad got their past service counted along with the railway service for pensionary benefits and it bas resulted in disadvantage to the ex-servicemen who did not opt for such counting of their previous service while joining the railways.
2. After detailed examination, it has been decided to remove the said condition so as to extend the benefit of weightage equivalent to half of past non-railway service uniformity to all ex-servicemen and other such affected lateral entrants to cover the shortfall in the minimum requisite railway service of 20 years for PRCP facility. Accordingly, the Competent Authority has accorded his approval for amending Item No.(xi) under Col.3 of Schedule-IV (Post Retirement Complimentary Pass) ofRSPR-1986 as follows:-
“(xi) In case of lateral entrants to railway service, including ex-servicemen, half of previous non-railway service rendered in the establishments of Central/State Government will be added to the actual railway service for determining their eligibility to Post Retirement Complimentary Passes”.
3. In the case of retired lateral entrants, who have now become eligible for PRCP facility under the above provision, the Pass Issuing Authority (PIA) from where such employees retired will process the requests and extend the facility as per rules on the basis of past service records/documents. Similarly, in the case of deceased lateral entrants, Widow Pass facility, as admissible under the rules, may be extended by the PIA from where the deceased employee retired. Such beneficiaries may also be permitted to get their pass accounts transferred to the PIA of their choice.
4. The PRCP/Widow Pass under the above provision will be issued to the eligible lateral entrant/spouse only from the current calendar year·
5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
Dy. Director Estt. (Welfare-1)