Izzat Scheme of MST
IZZAT Scheme was announced by Hon’ble MR on 3.7.2009 in the Budget Speech and issued to persons working in unorganized sector whose monthly income is up to Rs. 1500.
This uniformly priced Monthly Season Tickets (MSTs) called IZZAT was introduced at Rs. 25/- inclusive of all surcharges(valid in II class by those M/E trains including superfast trains without payment of supplementary charge where MST holders are allowed).
Issued upto distance of 150 Km.
The income certificate is valid for single MST only ie. for one month.
The Monthly season tickets will be issued by the SM on collection of Xerox copy of the income certificate after verifying the original certificate.
Process for issueance of Izzat MST
The passenger should first obtain income certificate from local government officials i.e. SDM/SDO/BDO/Tehsildar and thereafter obtain income certificates from Hon’ble Member of parliament of Lok Sabha – or
After obtaining income certificate from the government officials as mentioned above, recommendations from Honble Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha and/Union Ministers should be submitted to the DRMs.
On production of above mentioned income certificates and a copy of Photo identity Card cum residential proof, IZZAT MST should be issued.
Izzat MST can be issued on production of income certificate from District Magistrate or on BPL Card or any other certificate issued by Central Government under a recognized poverty alleviation programme including ration cards issued to.persons under Antyodaya Anna Yojana”,
In case of residential proof the following may be accepted
Photo Identity Card cum residential proof like Voter Identity Card
Bank Pass book from Nationalized 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”.
There was a need for review of the scheme which was highlighted in the Consultative Committee Meeting and in order to prevent the misuse of the scheme and also to ensure that the scheme actually reaches the person belonging to low income category, it was decided as under:
Income certificates issued by the authority for issue of IZZAT MST, should also be verified by local Government Officials such as BDO, Telisildar etc.
A copy of the proof of residence such as Voter identity Card, Driving License, Electricity Bill etc should also be retained for issue of the IZZAT Monthly season tickets and the original should also be inspected.