Railways Concession Certificates Simplified

Published: 23rd August 2014 06:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd August 2014 06:32 AM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM: The Railways introduced a user-friendly concession procedure by simplifying the proforma for obtaining concession certificates from the competent authorities for patients and physically challenged persons.

A revised combined concession form has been introduced for all categories of the physically challenged persons such as orthopaedically handicapped, paraplegic persons/patients who cannot travel without an escort, mentally challenged persons, visually challenged persons and totally deaf and dumb persons.

According to senior divisional commercial manager M Yelvender Yadav, Waltair Division, exclusive simplified formats (separate forms for outward and return journey) have been introduced for all other categories of patients who suffer from cancer, Thalassemia, heart, lupus vulgaris, non-infectious leprosy major, patients suffering from moderate to severe form of haemophilia, AIDS, sickle cell anaemia, aplastic anaemia (except for those suffering from ostomy).

Persons who were already in possession of concession certificates issued in the pre-revised format may tender the same for concession tickets, as the pre-revised forms would continue to be valid till the expiry of the certificate, after which a fresh certificate in the revised format is to be obtained, the Senior DCM said.


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