The Ministry of Railways has taken further measures to prevent misuse of the ‘Izzat’ Monthly Season Ticket (Izzat MST) and to ensure that the scheme actually reaches the low income category people. Under the new measures which have become effective from October 15, the following has been decided: For availing (Izzat MST), the passenger should first obtain income certificate from local government officials like SDM/SDO/BDO/Tehsildar and thereafter obtain income certificates from Member of Parliament of Lok Sabha. After obtaining income certificate from the government officials as mentioned above, recommendations from Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha and / Union Ministers should be submitted to the DRMs.
On production of the above mentioned income certificates and a copy of Photo identity Card cum residential proof, Izzat MST should be issued.
In case of Izzat MST issued on production of income certificate from District Magistrate or on BPL Card or any other certificate issued by Central Government under a recognised poverty alleviation programme, including ration cards issued to persons under “Antyodaya Anna Yojana”, Izzat MST will be issued directly on production of residence proof. In case of residential proof the following may be accepted: Photo Identity Card cum residential proof like Voter Identity Card, Passport, Driving License, Ration Card, Adhaar Card, Bank Pass book from nationalised Bank with Photograph or any other Photo Identity Card cum residential proof issued with photograph by any Government in India or a Government Agency in India. As announced in Railway Budget 2009-10, the Ministry of Railways had decided to introduce this ‘Izzat’ MST Scheme of uniformly priced Monthly Season Tickets (MSTs) at Rs 25 inclusive of all surcharges which will be issued up to a distance of 100 Kms to persons working in unorganised sector with monthly income not exceeding Rs.1500.