Ministry of Railways amends Refund Rules

The Ministry of Railways in order to help the genuine passengers and to plug the scope of misuse of ticketing activity by unscrupulous elements, has amended its refund rules and has notified under the title Railway Passengers (Cancellation of Ticket and Refund of Fare) Rules, 2015. The new Refund Rule shall be effective w.e.f. 12.11.2015.
The summary of the revised refund rules  is given below : –

Rule no. 
Existing
Proposed

4.
Levy of clerkage per passenger for cancellation of unreserved, RAC and waitlisted tickets:-
 
(i). Unreserved (second class): Rs. 15.
(ii) Second class (reserved) and other classes: Rs. 30
 
Levy of clerkage per passenger for cancellation of unreserved, RAC and waitlisted tickets:-
 
(i).   Unreserved (second class): Rs. 30.
(ii)   Second class (reserved) and other classes: Rs. 60
 

6(1).
Cancellation charge per passenger on confirmed (reserved) tickets:-
 
(i). 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train minimum cancellation charge
 
1stAC/executive class:   Rs.120
 
2AC/1st class :                Rs. 100
 
3AC/ACC/3A economy: Rs. 90
 
Second sleeper class:    Rs. 60
 
Second class             :    Rs. 30
 
(ii). Between 48 hours and 6 hours before the scheduled departure of the train @ 25% subject to minimum charge as per (i) above.
 
 
(iii) From 6 hours before the scheduled departure of the train and upto 2 hours after the actual departure of the train @ 50% subject to minimum charge as per (i) above.
 
(iv) No refund after the above time limit.
 
Cancellation charge per passenger on confirmed (reserved) tickets:-
 
(i). 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train minimum cancellation charge
 
1st AC/executive class:  Rs. 240
 
2AC/1st class              :   Rs. 200
 
3AC/ACC/3A economy: Rs. 180
 
Second sleeper class:    Rs. 120
 
Second class             :    Rs. 60
 
 
(ii). Between 48 hours and 12 hours before the scheduled departure of the train @ 25% subject to minimum charge as per (i) above.
 
 
(iii) between 12 hours and 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train @ 50% subject to minimum charge as per (i) above.
 
 
(iv) No refund after the above time limit.
 
 
 
 
 
 

6(3)
Partially confirmed:
Upto two hours after the actual departure of the train
Partially confirmed:
Upto half an hour before the scheduled departure of the train
 

7.
Refund on unused RAC/WL tickets:
 
Upto 3 hours of the actual departure of the train subject to deduction in clerkage charge.
 
No refund after the above time limit.
 
Refund on unused RAC/WL tickets:
 
Upto half an hour before the scheduled departure of the train subject to deduction of clerkage charge
 
No refund after the above time limit.
 

10.
In case of cancellation of trains for e-tickets:
 
Before 01.07.2015, for refund, TDR had to be filed. No change for counter PRS ticket.
In case of cancellation of trains for e-tickets:
 
W.e.f. 01.07.2015, automatic refund is granted. Filing of TDR is not required.

-Press InformationBureau

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