GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3443
ANSWERED ON 12.02.2014
RAILWAY RESERVATION CENTRES IN POST OFFICES
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:-
(a) whether Railway Reservation Centres have been opened in various post offices in the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise and year-wise;
(c) whether the Government proposes to extend this facility to other post offices;
(d) if so, the details thereof; and
(e) the revenue generated through these railway reservation centres by the Department of Posts during the initial period till date, year-wise?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DR. (SMT.) KILLI KRUPARANI)
(a) Yes, Madam.
(b) The details of Post Offices having Passenger Reservation System facility is enclosed as Annexure-I
(c)&(d) Extension of Passenger Reservation System facility in Post Offices is done in consultation with Ministry of Railways after examining its feasibility and potential for business under Passenger Reservation System facility .
(e) The details of revenue generated through Passenger Reservation System by the Department of Posts from the inception i.e. from 2007 is furnished below:
Year Revenue (in Rupees)
2007-08 No separate Head of Account
2008-09 allotted during this period
2013-14(upto December 2013) 3,06,59,801