A passenger would need to make a written request 24 hours before the scheduled departure of trains.
To bring some relief to passengers, Indian Railway has announced that it is allowed to transfer the confirmed ticket to another person in case they are unable to travel for some reason.
“Chief Reservation Supervisor of important stations are authorised by Railway Administration to permit the change of name of a passenger having a seat or berth reserved in his name,” says a statement released by the Indian railways.
The guidelines say that a person can transfer the confirmed ticket to another person or family member be it the father, mother, children or spouse. The person would need to make a written request 24 hours prior to scheduled departure.
Likewise, if a government employee, proceeding on duty wants to transfer a confirmed ticket then he/she can make a written request 24 before departure.
In case of students from a recognised educational institute, the head of the institution can make a written request 48 hours before the scheduled departure. It can be transferred to any other student of the same institute.
similarly, if passengers of a marriage party unable to attend their function due to some reason then any person deemed to be head of the group can make a written request for the same duration.
The facility has also been extended to NCC. A group of cadets of National Cadet Corps can transfer their confirmed ticket to any other cadet. for this, any head officer of a group can make a written request 24 hours before the train’s departure.
Indian Railways has further said that such request will be granted only once. However, in case of students, marriage party and NCC cadets, such request for a change in excess of 10% of the total strength of group shall not be granted.