Validity of Kit Passes and Journey Passes, issued on account of transfer/settlement/death

| June 26, 2017

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. E(W)2017/PS5-1/2                                                                                                     New Delhi, dated   16.06.2017

The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways and PUS.

Sub: Validity of Kit Passes and Journey Passes, issued on account of transfer/settlement/death.







In terms of Schedule-t (Duty Pass) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition-1993), Kit Pass to serving Railway employee is admissible on transfer. Similarly, Item (16) (i) & (vii) under Schedule-Vtl (Special Passes) of the aforesaid Pass Rules provides for issue of

Settlement/Kit Pass on retirement/death of Railway employee. In terms of Board’s letter No. E(W)2001/PS5-9/6  dated 14.12.2006, validity of Kit Passes has been stipulated as three months from the date of issue. However, in these rules, validity. Period of transfer passes and settlement passes, as admissible to both serving as well as retired Railway employees (as the case may be) on account of transfer/settlement/death has not been stipulated.




  1. The issue of validity period of such passes has been considered in Board’s office. It has been decided that validity of Transfer Passes, Kit Passes and Settlement Passes on account of transfer/settlement/death, in respect of serving as well as retired Railway servant, will be at par with the extant validity period of % set of Privilege Pass counted from the date of issue of such passes.
  2. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.




(Sunil Kumar)
Director Estt.(WeIfare)
Railway Board

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Category: Indian Railways, Railway Board Orders 2017

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