MLAs Also to Issue Income Certificate for ‘Izzat’ Scheme of Railway Travel W.E.F. 1.7.2011



Ministry of Railways have decided that the Income Certificate issued by Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs) of various States and Union Territories will also be accepted for issue of “Izzat’ monthly Season Tickets (MSTs) for the benefit of persons working in unorganized sectors. This provision will be effective from 1st July, 2011. This facility will be in addition to the five kinds of certificates already permitted under the ‘Izzat’ Scheme. 

Under ‘Izzat’ scheme, Monthly Season Tickets (MSTs) @Rs. 25/- per month per person is issued for the benefit of persons working in unorganized sector with monthly income not exceeding Rs. 1500/- for travel up to 100 kilometers from the station serving their place of residence. Presently ‘Izzat’ MSTs are issued on production of (i) income certificate from the District Magistrate; or (ii) income certificate from MP of Lok Sabha, or (iii) letter of recommendation from Union Minster or MP of Rajya Sabha to DRM, or (iv) BPL card or any other certificate issued by Central Government under a recognized poverty alleviation programme and (v) under exceptional circumstances, DRMs are also authorized to issue income certificates. 

In addition to the above, Ministry of Railways have now decided that w.e.f. 1.7.2011 the income certificates issued by MLAs of various States & Union Territories will also be accepted for issue of ‘Izzat’ MSTs subject to the following conditions: 

I. The MLAs should issue income certificates to persons belonging to their constituencies only; 

II. The format of the income certificate will be as enclosed; 

III. The income certificate issued by MLAs will be one-time use only, i.e. the original Income Certificate issued by MLA will be retained by the Railway staff at the time of issue of ‘Izzat’ MST; 

IV. A fresh income certificate from the concerned MLA will be required every time the concerned person approaches the station for purchase of ‘Izzat’ MST. 

V. This provision is being done on pilot basis for a period of three months. 

All Zonal Railways have been requested to send monthly figures of usage of ‘Izzat’ MSTs, based on which a review will be done. 

Submission of Immovable Property Returns by Officers of Group 'A' Central Services and placing the same in public domain


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F.No. 11013/3/2011-Estt. (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 8th June2011

OFFICE MENORANDIJM

Subject : Submission of Immovable Property Returns by Officers of Group 'A' Central Services and placing the same in public domain.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's DM of even number dated 11 04.2011 followed by reminder dated 23.05.2011 on the subject mentioned above arid to say that all the Immovable Property Returns(lPRs) of members of Group 'A' Central Services (which were to be submitted by 31.01.2011 for the year 2010) were to be put in the public domain by 31.05.2011

2. It is requested that the compliance position in respect of Group 'A' Central Services of the Ministry may please be indicate0 and the status report sent to DOPAT by 15.06.2011 positively.

s/d
(P.Prabhakaran)
Director(E)

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