INLCUSION OF PARENTS/RAILWAY SERVANT IN SPECIAL PASS ISSUED FOR TRAVEL OF CHILDREN OF RAILWAY EMPLOYEES SUFFERING FROM SERIOUS AILMENTS
To obviate the hardship faced by Railway Servants while travelling with their minor children with serious ailments, Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of Railways has taken a very positive step by taking a decision to relax the existing Railway Servants (Pass ) Rules to allow the Railway servants and parent of minor children suffering from serious ailments to also travel with the child in cases where they are referred to outstation hospitals for medical treatment.
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As per the existing provisions contained in Special Passes of the Pass Rules, on the recommendation of a Medical officer one attendant may be allowed if the patient is bed ridden and is unable to sit up. Such passes where an attendant has been allowed should, therefore, be restricted to the patient and the attendants only.
The Hon’ble Railway Minister taking cognizance of the fact that a child feels secure in the presence of a parent especially when he or she is unwell and that a attendant would also be required to assist, has given his approval to amend the Provisions contained in Schedule VII (Special Passes) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 which will come as a relief to many Railway servants who have ailing children and has to take them to outstation treatment.