Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad
Ministry of Railways has taken further measures to prevent the misuse of the ‘Izzat’ Monthly Season Ticket (Izzat MST) and also to ensure that the scheme actually reaches the person belonging to low income category. The scheme is for people of unorganized sector earning less than Rs 1500 a month.
Under the new measures, following has been decided:
(i) Income certificates issued by the authority for issue of Izzat MST, will also be verified by local Government Officials such as BDO, Tehsildar etc.
(ii) A copy of the proof of residence such as Voter Identify Card, Driving License, Electricity Bill etc would also be retained for issue of the Izzat monthly season tickets and the original should also be inspected.
(iii) There shall be no change in other conditions of the Izzat monthly season ticket.
The above changes in the Izzat MST scheme will be effective from 15th October, 2013. The scheme came into effect in 2009. Under it uniformly priced Monthly Season Tickets (MSTs) at Rs. 25/- inclusive of all surcharges are issued upto a distance of 100 Kilometers to persons working in unorganised sector with monthly income not exceeding Rs. 1500/-.
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