Rate Instruction No. 11 of 2003

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD


NO.TCR/1078/2003/1                                                                                                      New Delhi, dated 27.3.2003

 

The General Managers
The Officers on Special Duty
All Indian Railways

                         Sub:-    Adjustments in Freight Rates effective  from  April 1, 2003 - Railway Budget 2003-04.


1.0            Sanction of the Central Government is hereby accorded to the following adjustments in the Freight Rates effective from April 1, 2003:- 

1.1             There will be no increase in the freight rates of any commodity in the year 2003-04.
 
1.2             The highest class has been lowered from Class-300 to Class-250. 

1.2.1       The total number of classes in the revised freight structure has been reduced from 32 to 27. The array of classes will  now be as under:-

90   105 120 135 150 165 180 200 230
95 110 125 140 155 170 185 210 240
100 115 130 145 160 175 190 220 250

1.2.2   All commodities presently classified at Class-260, Class-270, Class-280, Class-290 & Class-300, other than High Speed Diesel Oil (HSD), Furnace Oil (FO) and Compressed Gases, will now stand classified at Class-250.

1.3      The classification of certain selected commodities where Railways are facing stiff competition due to high freight rates has been lowered in stages. 

1.3.1    The details of re-classification of selected commodities, along with their existing and revised classification, are given in Annexure-I. 

1.4        Certain groups of commodities having different classes, based on their different physical forms, such as lumps, powder, pellets, fines etc. have been assigned a single uniform class for each group. 

1.4.1    Details of the existing and the revised uniform classification of such selected groups of commodities, which are loadable upto the full carrying capacity of wagons, are given in Annexure-II. 

1.5       The charging of freight for all traffic booked upto 100 Kilometers has been rationalised through a Scheme of graded concessions in freight rates as under:-  

Distance Slab

 

Freight Concession

1 – 50     km

 

50%      (Fifty percent)

51 – 75   km

 

25%      (Twenty five percent)

76 – 90   km

 

10%       (Ten percent)

91 – 100 km

 

Nil

1.6       The ‘to-pay’ surcharge on normal Freight Rate has  been  reduced  from 10% (Ten percent) to 5% (Five percent)            for booking of all commodities other than Coal. The ‘to-pay’ surcharge for booking of Coal has been reduced from 15% (Fifteen percent) to 10% (Ten percent).

1.7        All commodities, which presently do not have a notified trainload class, will be assigned a trainload class, one stage lower than its wagonload class. For this purpose, any such commodity, when offered for train load booking satisfying all other stipulated conditions, will be booked in a class one stage lower than its notified wagon load class. The classification of commodities which are already in the lowest Class-90 will, however, not be reduced for this purpose. 

1.8        At present, in terms of Board’s letters No. TCR/1017/91/2 dated 17.08.1998 and 27.11.2001, block rake movement from one originating station to a notified combination of two destination points and from notified combination of two originating points to one destination are charged at trainload rates only for the distance between the common point of movement and the single originating point/single destination point.  In partial modification of the above mentioned rates instructions, all such two- point block rakes will now be granted the benefit of trainload rate for the entire distance of transportation, on end-to-end basis. 

1.9         At present, in terms of Board’s letter No. TCR/1022/98/2 dated 06.09.2002, a maximum of six Railway Receipts can be issued for each 8-wheeled wagon for the purpose of booking clubbed consignments. It has now been decided to permit clubbing of consignments through issue of a maximum of 12(twelve) Railway Receipts for a Broad Gauge 8-wheeled wagon. A documentation charge at the rate of Rs.100 shall be levied for every additional Railway Receipt (RR) when more than one Railway Receipt is issued.

 1.10      An incentive scheme is being introduced for the Premier Customers of the Railways, generating freight earnings           more than Rs.25crores per annum from the traffic originating from their private sidings. Under this incentive scheme, 2% (Two percent) rebate would be granted on every Rs.5crore (five crore rupees) of ‘net’ additional freight earnings over the preceding financial year.  This rebate will be allowed in addition to any other freight concession availed by them.   However, this scheme will be applicable to originating freight earnings from commodities placed in class-135 and above. 

2.0         Zonal Railways should ensure that requisite number of copies of the revised Freight Rate Tables and Correction Slips to Goods Tariff No.43 part-I, Vol.II are collected from the General Secretary, IRCA by deputing staff. It should also be ensured that the Freight Rate Tables and Correction Slips are distributed to the station staff well before 01.04.2003.  Freight Rate Tables and Budget Proposals may also be seen in the Indian Railway website www.indianrailways.gov.in

3.0      Zonal Railways will ensure that wide publicity is given to the rationalisation, reforms and other measures to increase Railway’s share in transport sector and the various adjustments in freight rates and all related instructions.

 4.0       Steps should be taken to ensure that the staff fully understand the changes in the freight rates and other instructions and implement them correctly.  Commercial Inspectors and Traffic Inspector of Accounts (TIAs) should be deputed to important goods sheds/stations/sidings etc. for ensuring correct implementation of the instructions.

 5.0       This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate in the Ministry of Railways.

 6.0      Issue necessary instructions to all concerned.


(L. Venkataraman)
Director, Traffic Comml. (Rates),
Railway Board.


 

Annexure-I

Existing and revised classification of selected commodities

S.No

Commodity

Train load

Wagon load

Existing

Proposed

Existing

Proposed

 

 

Class

Class

Class

Class

1

                     '2

3

4

5

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Clinker

135

130

140

135

2

Caustic Soda liquor in tank wagons

135

130

140

135

3

Manganese Ore

135

130

140

135

4

Cement

140

135

145

140

5

Soda Ash

150

140

155

145

6

Molasses

160

150

170

160

7

Petroleum Coke

160

150

170

160

8

Cement Sheets

170

160

175

165

9

Bitumen in tank wagons

170

160

180

170

10

Pig Iron

170

160

190

180

11

Iron or Steel Scrap

170

160

190

180

12

Oils vegetable refined ( Div A )

185

175

190

180

13

Iron or Steel ( Div A, B & C )

190

180

200

185

14

Sulphuric acid in tank wagons

,--

185

210

190

15

Liquified  Petroleum Gas (LPG)

200

185

250

230

16

Naptha

240

220

270

250

17

Crude Oil

240

220

270

250

18

High Speed Diesel Oil (HSD)

260

240

300

250

19

Furnace Oil

260

240

300

250

20

Lubricating Oils N.O.C

270

250

300

250

21

Petrol

280

250

300

250

22

Compressed gases

-

240

270

250

 


Annexure - II

Uniform classification of selected groups of commodities

 

 

Train load

Wagon load

S.No

Group of Commodities

Existing

Proposed

Existing

Proposed

 

 

Class

Class

Class

Class

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

IRON ORE

 

 

 

 

1

Iron ore

120

120

125

125

2

Iron ore fines

120

120

125

125

3

Non calibrated lump Iron ore

120

120

125

125

4

Calibrated lump Iron ore

125

120

130

125

5

Iron ore powder

125

120

130

125

6

Iron ore pellet

125

120

130

125

7

Iron ore natural pellet

125

120

130

125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANGANESE ORE

 

 

 

 

1

Manganese ore

135

130

140

135

2

Manganese ore fines

135

130

140

135

3

Manganese ore Powder

-

130

150

135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GYPSUM

 

 

 

 

1

Gypsum in Lumps

120

120

125

125

2

Broken Gypsum moulds

120

120

125

125

3

Chemical gypsum

120

120

125

125

4

Marine gypsum

120

120

125

125

5

Mineral gypsum

120

120

125

125

6

Gypsum in powder

125

120

130

125

7

Chemical gypsum powder

125

120

130

125

8

Marine gypsum powder

125

120

130

125

9

Mineral gypsum powder

125

120

130

125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAUXITE

 

 

 

 

1

Bauxite

125

125

135

130

2

Bauxite powder

-

125

135

130

3

Bauxite calcined

-

125

145

130

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIME STONE & DOLOMITE

 

 

 

 

1

Lime Stone

120

120

125

125

2

Calcite

120

120

125

125

3

Dolomite

120

120

125

125

4

Dolomite chips

120

120

125

125

5

Dunite

120

120

125

125

6

Lime shells

120

120

125

125

7

Lime stone chips

120

120

125

125

8

Magnesium lime stone

120

120

125

125

9

Lime

130

120

135

125

10

Lime Powder

130

120

135

125

11

Lime sludge

130

120

135

125

12

Hydraulic lime

-

120

135

125

13

Hydrated lime

-

120

135

125

14

Lime-stone powder

135

120

140

125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOAPSTONE

 

 

 

 

1

Soapstone

-

120

125

125

2

Diaspore Stone

-

120

125

125

3

French Chalk

-

120

125

125

4

Pyrophylite

-

120

125

125

5

Steatite

-

120

125

125

6

Talc

-

120

125

125

7

Soapstone powder

-

120

130

125

8

Diaspore Stone powder

-

120

130

125

9

Pyrophylite powder

-

120

130

125

10

Soapstone dressed

-

120

135

125

11

Soapstone tiles or slabs

-

120

135

125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHALK

 

 

 

 

1

Chalk in Lumps

-

120

125

125

2

Calcium carbonate in lumps

-

120

125

125

3

Chalk, prepared or precipitated in lumps

-

120

125

125

4

Precipitated/Activated Calcium carbonate in lumps

-

120

125

125

5

Whiting in lumps

-

120

125

125

6

Chalk powder

-

120

135

125

7

Calcium carbonate powder

-

120

135

125

8

Chalk prepared or precipitated powder

-

120

135

125

9

Precipitated/Activated Calcium carbonate powder

-

120

135

125

10

Whiting powder

-

120

135

125


Rates Instruction No12/2003

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
R
ailway Board


No.TC-I/2002/8/2 

 New Delhi, dated    28 -3-2003

General Manager(Comml. & Accounts)
All Zonal Railways.

Sub:  Provisional Para No.3 of 2001-02 regarding incorrect application of Military Traffic rates for Para Military traffic.


  The rules, rates and conditions prescribed in Military Tariff No.6 Vol.I are applicable only to traffic booked by army, Navy and Air Force under the Ministry of Defence.  The Military tariff is, however, not applicable to the traffic booked by various Para-Military Forces viz. CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP etc.  As per extant rules, the traffic booked by Para-Military Forces is to be charged as per normal rules.

2.                  Instances have, however, been brought to notice of Board by Audit vide Audit Para No.2.1.2(vi) appearing in C&AG's Report No.9 of 1999 and other Draft Audit Paras, that traffic booked by Para Military Forces continues to be charged under the concessional Military tariff rates in some cases leading to occurrence of heavy undercharges, which is highly irregular.

3.                  You are, therefore, requested to ensure that traffic booked by Para-Military Forces is charged as per normal rates.  The concessional rates of Military tariff must not be made applicable for such traffic.  These instructions may be noted for strict compliance by all concerned.  You are also requested to review the existing system of internal checks which has led to occurrence of such instances pointed out by Audit and take necessary remedial action as is deemed fit.  The result of review may please be communicated to Board at an early date.  Copies of instructions issued may please be endorsed to Board as well.


(Puran Chand)
Dy. Director, Traffic Comml (Rates)
Railway Board


Rate Instruction No. 13 of 2003

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA/BHARAT SARKAR
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS/RAIL MANTRALAYA

(RAILWAY BOARD)


No. TCR/1394/99/3

New Delhi, dated   15.04.2003

The General Managers(Comml.)
All Indian Railways.

               
Sub:
Extension of minimum weight condition for mangoes when loaded in BCN/BCNA wagons.


Sanction of the Central Government is hereby accorded provisionally to extend the validity of the minimum weight condition of W/130 ( i.e. 260 Qtls. when loaded in BCN/BCNA wagons) for Mangoes appearing under the Main head Fruits, fresh NOC at page 138 of the Goods Tariff No.43 Part.I, Vol.II subject to furnishing of comprehensive test weighments of the commdoity in sufficient numbers of different types of wagons used for loading the commodity.  The minimum weight condition applicable to MG & NG wagons as also its classification and packing conditions etc. remain unchanged. 

    This instruction shall take effect from 1.04.2003 and will remain valid upto 31.3.2004. 

    Zonal Railways with originating traffic in mangoes are requested to send comprehensive test weighment reports as per guidelines contained in Board’s letter No.TCR/1394/2002/4 dated 27.1.2003 by the end of the current season and forward their recommendations to Board for review by 30.9.2003 positively. 

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate in the Ministry of Railways. 

             Suitable instructions may please be issued to all concerned. 

 


(L.Venkataraman)
Director, Traffic Comml (Rates)
Railway Board


Rate Instruction No. 14 of 2003

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
R
ailway Board


No.TC-I/2003/107/1 

New Delhi, Dated: 17 .4.2003

The General Manager (Comml)
East Central Railway
Kulharia Complex
Patna –800 004.

             Sub:  Weight only privilege for booking of coal account - Calcutta Electric Supply  Corporation Ltd (CESCL).


                        Reference is invited to your Railway’s letter No.ECR/CRM/Wt. Only/003/CESC dated 21.3.2003 on the above-mentioned subject.  M/s CESCL was permitted to book coal under ‘weight only’ system without furnishing security deposit on a reciprocal basis in that both Eastern and South Eastern Railways were not required to furnish any security deposit against supply of energy vide Board’s letter No.TC-I/1073/65/TISCO dt. 22.8.1972, (copy enclosed). 

            After the formation of the new Zones, Dhanbad Division of Eastern Railway has now come under the jurisdiction of East Central Railway and is now the loading railway whereas Eastern Railway and South Eastern Railway are the electricity consuming Railways.  There is no change in loading conditions besides shifting the jurisdiction of such ‘coal loading’ stations from Eastern Railway to East central Railway.  However, as the arrangement was agreed to by Eastern Railway due to the element of reciprocity between them and CESCL, the conditions applicable to the booking of coal on account of M/s CESCL under ‘weight only’ system without furnishing of security deposit would continue to apply unchanged between East Central Railway and M/s CESCL subject to provision that both Eastern and South Eastern Railways are still not required to furnish any security deposit for supply of electrical energy and only if these conditions are incorporated as such in a fresh agreement between the loading Railway i.e. East Central Railway and the electrical energy consuming Railways i.e. Eastern Railway and South Eastern Railway and the party concerned i.e. M/s CESCL.  The party may be suitably advised of the same. 

This issues with the concurrence of Finance and Legal Directorates in the Ministry of Railways.



(L.Venkataraman)

Director, Traffic Comml (Rates)
Railway Board


Rate Instruction No. 15  of 2003

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
R
ailway Board


No.TCR/1618/2001/2 

New Delhi, Dated:28.4.2003

The General Managers(Comml.)
All Indian Railways.

                   Sub:  Lumpsum rates for short-lead traffic on Merry-Go-Round (MGR) concept.

                   Ref:     1.  Board’s letter of even number dated 21.3.2001 (Rates Instruction No.29 of 2001).
                              2.      Rates Instruction No.71 of 2001 dated 13.8.2001.


 Further to Board’s letters of even number referred to above communicating lumpsum rates for the year 2001-2002 for short-lead, closed-circuit MGR streams for coal transportation, sanction of the Central Government is hereby accorded to extend the validity of the above instructions communicating a rate of Rs.55/- per tonne for coal carried in BOBR’N’ for performing a minimum of 60 trips per month for the Financial Year 2002-2003.  

            Railways desirous of utilizing such rates may ensure that the parties with whom such rates are contracted have clarity that no minimum weight condition (MWC) ordinarily applicable to any commodity shall apply in such arrangements and paras vii and xiii of Rates Instruction 29 of 2001 dated 21.3.2001 may scrupulously be observed. 

             Rates applicable beyond 1.4.2003 are as per para 1.5 of the Budget Instructions communicated through Rates Instruction 11 of 2003 dated 27.3.2003.                                                       

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate in the Ministry of Railways. 

            Please issue necessary instructions to all concerned.


(L.Venkataraman)
Director, Traffic Comml (Rates)
Railway Board


RATE INSTRUCTION NO.16 OF 2003

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
R
ailway Board


No.TCR/1078/2003/1 

New Delhi, dated   30.04.2003

The General Managers
All Indian Railways.

             Sub:  Concession in freight rates of ordinary non-refined salt meant for human consumption.


           Sanction of the Central Government is hereby accorded to the grant of graded concessions in freight rates for the booking of ordinary  non-refined salt, meant for human consumption as under:  

Distance (Km.)

Concession on normal
freight rates

1-1000

Nil

1001-1600

10%

1601-2200

15%

2201-3000

20%

3001 & above

25%

    

           The above concessions will only be applicable  to ordinary non-refined salt, meant for human consumption, booked under the Zonal Scheme for distribution of salt for human consumption, under priority ‘B’ of the Preferential Traffic Schedule of Indian Railways.  The concessions will  apply to both ordinary non-refined iodised salt and ordinary non-refined salt meant for iodisation.  

           The above mentioned concessions will, however, not be applicable to the various varieties of refined salt, branded refined salt, free-flowing salt, table-salt, vacuum-salt etc.        

           Sufficient precautions should be taken to avoid any misdeclaration by the parties.  

           These concessions will take effect from the date of issue of this instruction.   

           This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate in the Ministry of Railways.  

           Issue necessary instructions to all concerned.  


(L.Venkataraman)
Director, Traffic Comml (Rates)
Railway Board


Rate Instruction No. 17 of 2003

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
R
ailway Board


No.TC-I/99/214/11

New Delhi, dated  9.5.2003

The Chief Comml.Manager(FM)
Central Railway,
Mumbai.

             Sub:  Siding charges on train loads running through from & to Private siding/Exchange yard.


          A doubt has been raised by FA&CAO/T, Central Railway as to whether the benefit of charge on through distance basis would be available for short sized rakes, which could be interpreted as 'piece meal traffic' also. They 
have linked charging of trainload or wagonload class applicability to 'through distance charging' also. 

            The instructions contained in Board's letter of even number dated 20.2.2001, clearly specify that freight for a train shall be calculated 'on through distance basis' when it is received into/despatched from a siding without being dealt with at the serving station. The freight can be calculated at trainload or wagonload class rate, as the case may be. 

            Board have also separately indicated the interpretation to be accorded to the term 'block rakes' vide letter No.TCR/1644/202/2 dated 10.3.2003-"The term 'block rake' has been used in a generic sense implying a rake which moves as a train from an originating station to the destination station without any remarshalling of wagons during the journey except for detaching sick wagons. "Block rake" will also include a rake loaded from one originating station/point to a combination of two or three destination points or a rake loaded from a combination of two originating points to a single destination. 

            In view of the above it has been decided that in case of sidings notified as independent booking points, benefit of charging on through distance basis shall be extended to all block rakes as defined in Board's letter No.TCR/1644/2002/2 dated 10.3.2003 moving from and to such sidings. Through booking shall not be permitted to piecemeal traffic which are other than block rakes.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate in the Ministry of Railways. 

            Necessary instructions may please be issued to all concerned.           



(L.Venkataraman)

Director, Traffic Comml (Rates)
Railway Board


Rate Instruction No. 18 of 2003

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
R
ailway Board


No.TCR/1394/2003/5

New Delhi, dated  4.5.2003

The General Managers(Comml.),
All Indian Railways.

             Sub:  Minimum weight condition of cotton seeds(with linters) when loaded in BCX wagons.


                A reduced weight condition of 410 qtls. for Cotton Seeds ‘with linters’ was conveyed vide Board’s letter number TCR/2211/2000/18 dated 16.09.2002 (Rates Instruction No. 58 of 2002) valid upto 31.10.2002. 

2.            Sanction of the Central Government is hereby accorded provisionally to extend the validity of the minimum weight condition of cotton seeds ‘with linters’ when loaded in BCX wagons at 410 qtls. beyond 31.10.2002 to 30.6.2004 subject to furnishing  comprehensive test weighment reports of the commodity in sufficient numbers of wagons used for loading the commodity. The test weighments should be conducted in accordance with the procedure mentioned in Board’s letter number TCR/1394/2002/4 dated  27.01.2003 and report furnished to Board well before the expiry of the sanction. 

3.         The minimum weight condition for cotton seeds ‘without linters’ will remain unchanged at 500 qtls. 

4.         Zonal Railways may take adequate precautions against possible misdeclaration by the customers by forming teams of commercial inspectors and conducting frequent checks of the commodity being consigned at origin and destination stations. 

5.            Railways shall forward the comparative loading and earnings from the commodity alongwith the comprehensive test weighment reports by 30.4.2004 positively.  

6.         This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.              



(L.Venkataraman)

Director, Traffic Comml (Rates)
Railway Board


Rate Instruction No. 19 of 2003

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
R
ailway Board


No.98/ TC-1/104/5

New Delhi, Dated: 06.06.2003

The General Manager (Comml),
All Indian Railways.

             Sub:  Payment of freight through  Credit Note Cum Cheque facility at  the booking point : Reduction in amount of Bank Guarantee from 15 days to 7 days freight transactions .


             In terms of Board's letter number TC-1/81/107/2 dt. 6.3.1985 Railways were allowed to permit consignors to make payment of freight through Credit Note cum Cheques(CNCC)  scheme on furnishing a Bank Guarantee equivalent to the freight of  15 days transactions based on the peak month's figures during the previous 12 months. Central & South Central Railways were further permitted vide this office letter of  even  number dated 27.4.2001 to accept a Bank Guarantee for 7 days peak transactions under CNCC facility for a period of two years w.e.f. 1-5-2001 subject to  fulfilment of certain conditions.  

           Board have now decided to extend the facility of  payment of freight through CNCC arrangements with a Bank Guarantee equivalent to the freight of  7 days'  peak  transactions  to all the Zonal Railways up to 30.6.2004 subject to the following terms and conditions :-

(i)                  The amount of Bank Guarantee will be equivalent to the freight for 7 days transactions based on the peak  month's figure  during the previous 12 months.

 

(ii)                 The Bank Guarantee shall be valid for the period of the Agreement as also for a period of 6 months beyond the date of expiry of the agreement .

 

(iii)               The facility will be extended to  such rail customers who either  have an account in the same branch of the same bank where Railway's Deposit Account is available or even to such customers who have an account  in the same city in the branch of another scheduled Public Sector Bank. Such bank accounts should always be in the city where the transactions originate so as to ensure that there is no delay in depositing  the freight and its realisation by the bank.

 

(iv)                 The credit limit available to such rail customers would be equivalent  to 15 days freight transactions.

(v)                  The cheques for payment of freight should be realised from the concerned customers on the day of transaction itself and in any case on the next working day.

(vi)                The cheques should be deposited in the Railway's local bank on the date of receipt itself or on the next day. If the next day happens to be a closed day or Bank holiday the deposit shall be made on the first working day of opening of the Bank.
 

vii)               The rail customers, as well as the concerned Chief Goods Supervisors of the Railways  shall monitor and ensure that the cheques  have not only been deposited in the Railway's local bank but also that the bank account of the customers has been debited and Railway's bank  account credited by the next working day. If the Railway's bank account is not credited within 7 days, including holidays due to any default on the part of customers, such rail customers will be liable to pay the penalty, equivalent to the surcharge applicable on the 'To pay' transactions.  

(viii)              A manuscript register shall be maintained at each railway station/goods shed to record the date of transaction; date of receipt of CNCC; date of deposit of the cheques in Railway's deposit account and date of clearance (credit to Railway's bank account) etc. so as to keep a watch over efficacy of the CNCC system as also to ensure that the stipulated credit limit available to the rail customers is not being exceeded.  

(ix)               The payment of freight through CNCC facility will be extended to only those rail customers who enter into an agreement with the Railways for this purpose.

            It is reiterated that the liberalised facility of reduced Bank Guarantee equivalent to 7 days freight transactions of the peak month be extended only to those parties  where past experience reveals that the Railway's bank account is always credited with in  7 days of the issue of the Railway Receipt. It should also be ensured that an effective and alert  monitoring mechanism is available to ensure credit to Railway's account in time and proper functioning of the system.  

            Railways may satisfy  themselves that the facility is extended to only reputed, credit-worthy and financially sound, economically viable organisations with a high turnover.

           The feedback on the implementation of the CNCC scheme  giving details of the  specific period in days to realise the Railway freight dues after issue of Railway Receipt  may be furnished to Board's office every six months, starting from October,2003  

This issues with the concurrence of the Accounts & Finance Directorates in the Ministry of Railways.  

                        Please acknowledge receipt.      


(L.Venkataraman)
Director, Traffic Comml (Rates)
Railway Board


Rates Circular No.20 of 2003

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
R
ailway Board


No.TCR/1147/2002/1 

New Delhi, Dated: 02.07.2003

The General Manager (Comml),
All Indian Railways.

             Sub:  Transportation of fodder and water to the notified drought  affected areas of various States free of charge.

             Ref:  1. Board’s letter of even number dated 9.10.2002  (Rates Instruction No.65 of 2002)
                     2. Board’s letter of even number dated 02.01.2003 (Rates Instruction No.1 of 2003)    
                    
3. Control Message dated 30.06.2003.  


             Further to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 02.01.2003 (Rates Instruction No.1 of 2003), , sanction of the Central Government is accorded to the transportation of fodder and water by rail, free of charge, to the notified drought affected districts of various States  beyond  30.06.2003 (Thirtieth June Two Thousand Three) to 31.07.2003 (Thirty First July Two Thousand Three). 

      All other terms and conditions stipulated in Board’s letter dated 9.10.2002 continue to apply unchanged.

            Special care shall be taken by the Railway’s Traffic Accounts Office for maintenance of separate account for such bookings. A monthly report of the quantum of traffic moved and freight foregone shall be sent to Board by the 15th of the following month. 
     
      
This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate in the Ministry of Railways.


(L.Venkataraman)
Director, Traffic Comml (Rates)
Railway Board