Book your ticket today and pay for it after 15 days through ‘ePaylater’
रेल राज्यमंत्री श्री राजेन गोहैन ने लोकसभा में एक अतारांकित प्रश्न के उत्तर
में यह जानकारी दी कि IRCTC ने पायलॉट प्रोजक्ट के तौर पर ‘ePaylater’ योजना
का शुरूआत किया है जिसके अन्तर्गत IRCTC पोर्टल के माध्यम से रेलवे ई—टिकट की
बुकिंग करने के 15 दिनों के बाद उसके भुगतान की सुविधा दी गई है।
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1933
ANSWERED ON: 07.03.2018
Booking of Railway Tickets without Paying Money in Advance
LAKHAN LAL SAHU
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government is working out on any action plan regarding booking of railway tickets 15 days before without payment through IRCTC;
(b) if so, the details of the guidelines/policies formulated in this regard;
(c) whether service charge is likely to be levied after issuing the tickets and if so, the details thereof;
(d) whether the Government has taken any fresh steps to make the person aware about e-ticket system; and
(e) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) & (b): A scheme of booking e-ticket online and making payment after 15 days through ‘ePaylater’ powered by M/s Arthashastra Fintech Pvt. Ltd., as pilot project, has been introduced by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC). Under this scheme, a customer has the option to pay after 15 days of booking an e-ticket through IRCTC website.
(c): The service charge levied on using ‘ePaylater’ scheme is 3.50% of transaction amount and applicable taxes.
(d) & (e): Online ticketing through IRCTC website is gaining popularity and its share vis-à-vis counter tickets is increasing. Further, online ticket booking is also being promoted as a cashless mode of transaction.
ePaylater as a payment option is displayed at the payment page of IRCTC website to make people aware about the availability of this payment method. Details about its service charge and ‘Terms & Conditions’ of the scheme are also provided at the payment option page.
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