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Railways need to do more to ensure true documents are presented for availing various benefits
Vishnu Mohan | 16 Nov 2012

Based on some comments offered by regular passengers while travelling to tier II and tier III towns

Heard someone saying the following with regard to some commuting public availing railway benefits which are not due to them.  There are some people who look older but may not be that old and some people who have crossed the age of 50 plus manage to get incorrect birth certificates proving them that they are holding senior citizen age group.  With the help of exchanging money, these class of people get the job done with the help of some elected local body representatives.  They make claims for getting all the benefits that goes with a senior citizen in the Railways.

Maybe the Railways should have a mechanism of periodically doing surprise checks to find out the veracity of such documents showing age; also the special squad of railways in such instances should insist on more than one proof of identity.

For plugging this loophole, Railways need to motivate the concerned staff for doing everything to stop this happening!!!

Hoping the above favours consideration at the right quarters.