GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated 04.07.2011.
The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways & Production Units, etc.
Sub: Issue of School Passes.
The matter regarding issue of School Passes to Railway employees well in advance for securing reservation in trains and also prescribing the validity period thereon has been engaging the attention of this Ministry for quite sometime.
2. The matter has been examined and it has been decided that on the lines of Privilege Passes/PTOs, School Passes may also be issued upto 4 months in advance as per the request of the employee. However, the reasonable validity period for undertaking journeys on these passes may be decided by the pass issuing authority in each case depending upon the requirement of the occasion viz, distance involved, whether guardian is included or the student has to travel alone, whether request is for full set pass or half set pass, duration of the stay where the institution is located etc.
3. Accordingly in exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that the provisions regarding School Pass in Schedule-III of the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition, 1993) be amended as per Advance Correction Slip No.70 attached.
Joint Director Estt. (Welfare)