We prefer to book railway tickets in advance to get confirmed tickets, but sometimes, we may have to cancel a confirmed ticket, due to a last-minute commitment. In such a case you lose your money, as a certain amount is deducted when you cancel the ticket.
In many cases, a seat booked by you can be used only by you and is not transferable. However, in the year 1990, Indian railways had established a provision through which, you can transfer a confirmed ticket, under certain circumstances.
Keep these things in mind while transferring a confirmed ticket:
1. You must have a confirmed ticket to transfer your ticket.
2. Name of a passenger having a seat reserved in his/her name, can be changed only by the Chief Reservation Supervisor of important stations.
3. For transferring a ticket, you must submit an application, at least 24 hours prior to the departure of the train.
4. According to the guidelines, you can transfer the confirmed ticket to another family member such as father, mother, siblings, spouse or children.
5. If you are a member of a marriage party, then the confirmed ticket can be transferred to another person, through a written request, by a person deemed to be the head of the group. The written request should be submitted 24 hours prior to the departure of the train.
6. If the passenger is a government employee, he can transfer his confirmed tickets by submitting a written request, 24 hours before departure.
7. If the passenger is a student of a recognized educational institute and wants to transfer his ticket, he must submit a written request to the Head of the Institution. This will allow him to transfer the ticket to another student of the same institute.
8. If the passenger is a member of the National Cadet Corps (NCC), he can transfer his ticket to another cadet through a written request, to any officer who is in charge of the group.
Note: It is very important to note that such a facility is available only once, so use it wisely.