Enhancement of Mela Surcharge for Mahamastakabhisheka. Mela and delegation of power to decide Mela Surcharge
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO. 80 OF 2017
No. TCII/2067/06/Mela Surcharge
New Delhi dated 12.12.2017
The Principal Chief Commercial Managers
All Indian Railways
Sub: Enhancement of Mela Surcharge for Mahamastakabhisheka. Mela and delegation of power to decide Mela Surcharge.
Ref: 1. SWR letter no. C. 518/PA/SGBA/Mahamasthakabhisheka-2018 dated 17.10.2017
2. Commercial circular no. 24 of 2017 dated 24.03.2017
In reference of above, Ministry of Railways have approved doubling of Mela Surcharge for Mahamastakabhisheka Mela to be held during February 2018.
Keeping in view of heavy investment being made for additional arrangements to facilitate pilgrims during different Melas, the powers for upward revision of Mela surcharge is also being delegated to Principal Chief commercial Managers of Zonal Railways subject to the following conditions:-
(i) Minimum Mela surcharge shall be levied as per rate notified by Ministry of Railways from time to time.
(ii) Principal Chief Commercial Managers of Zonal Railways shall decide for any increase in the Mela surcharge beyond the minimum surcharge based upon the investment made by their Railways for making additional arrangements for pilgrims.
(iii) In case, Mela surcharge have to be levied by two or more Railways for the same Mela then PCCM of both the Railways shall mututally decide upon the uniform increase.
(iv) Increase in Mela surcharge, if any, shall be decided well in advance so that the same may be updated in the PRS and UTS system for implementation.
(v) The maximum limit of the Mela surcharge shall not be fixed more than three times of the minimum prescribed Mela surcharge.
CRIS is requested to make necessary software changes, if required.
All other terms and conditions regarding levy of Mela Surcharge shall remain the same.
Necessary instructions may be issued to all concerned staff immediately.
This issue with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
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