Indian Railways announces cheaper travel for Divyangjan/Differently Abled persons in Railway Budget 2015-16. Hon’ble Minister of Railways made the announcement while presenting the budget in Parliament. Each Divyangjan is entitled to get concession from Indian Railways.
Indian Railways would issue unique identification numbers to Divyangjan. It is called Concession based Photo Identity Card Certificate and each Divyangjan can get his/her certificate from nearest Divisional Railway Manager’s Office.
Divyangjan can book rail tickets at concessional price by producing their Photo ID cards across PRS counters, e-ticket/i-ticket through IRCTC website and across the UTS counters for buying concessional unreserved tickets.
Concession based Photo Identity Card Certificate
Indian Railways take the responsibility of providing a unique ID number to each Divyangjan who applies for Photo ID card. Application for the unique ID can be submitted to nearest Divisional Railway Manager’s Office. Divyangjan can write application addressing to Sr. Divisional Commercial Manager of the concerned division. Divyangjan would need submitting necessary documents with their applications.
Divyang Sahayak portal
Divyangjan can apply for Concession based Photo Identity Card Certificate through this portal. It removes the need for personal appearance for submission and tracking of application for Photo ID card. They can submit their applications online and track status of their unique ID cards.
The portal is launched to make the concessional scheme of Indian Railways for Differently Abled people a success. Divyangjan need Photo ID cards issued by Indian Railways to buy railway tickets at discounted price. It frees Divyangjan from physically appearing for submitting, tracking and collecting their Photo ID cards.
Divyang Sahayak portal is expected to help millions of Divyangjan that are unable to appear before office of Divisional Railway Manager but they deserve Indian Railways Photo ID cards. This portal would make getting unique ID cards from Indian Railways a hassle-free affair for Divyangjan.