There are several myths and misconceptions about us – the Indian Railway Employees.
Let me try to clear some of them
They can travel anywhere in India Free anytime they wish.
Well, this is not true in toto. We are entitled to some privileges for free travel – not absolute.
Here what we are eligible.
Free pass for from any station to any station over Indian Railways.
No.of Passes: For the first 5 years of service : 1
After 5 years : 3
We can take our family. Family members entitled are
Spouse i.e wife/husband
Son upto age 21
If father is not alive then mother,dependent brothers & sisters(<21yrs), widowed sisters.
Privilege Ticket Order (PTO). This entitles us to travel at 1/3rd fair. 4 sets of PTO can be availed in a year.
Residential Card Pass: For travelling from home to workspot.
Scholar Pass: For Sons/Daughters to go to school/college.
Bonus – 75 days salary.
Normally yearly bonus will be paid during navarathri pooja days. It will be in days.
For the year 2009 it is 75 days. Oh that means 2.5 months salary isn’t?????. A BIG NO.
Maximum eligible salary per month is limited to Rs.3500/. In simple terms it means – whatever may be your salary only Rs.3500 will be considered for bonus. Thus yearly earnings is Rs.42,000. So maximum bonus is only Rs.8630/. This works out to less than 10 days pay for most of us. Unfortunately no media covers these finer aspects. But prices shoot up in the market whenever there is an announcement about bonus.