You mostly book tickets from IRCTC website for business or leisure purposes, but now Indian Railways give you an opportunity to earn money through its website. This is because Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) is recruiting Rail Travel Service Agent (RTSA), giving you an opportunity to earn commission by selling tickets from the comforts of your city. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways Announces New Ticket Booking Rule | Details Inside
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Authorized agents are appointed by IRCTC in every city. These agents can book tickets online from the website of IRCTC. For this, they are given separate IDs. In exchange for ticket booking, agents earn a commission. Also Read - Good News For Commuters as Railways Plans to Convert 181 Passenger Trains to Express Ones
Click this link to download the registration form.
How much does it cost?
There is not much investment in becoming an agent of IRCTC. You only need to make an initial deposit of Rs 20,000. The amount will be refundable. A demand draft of Rs 20,000 has to be made in the name of IRCTC. As per the agent renewal, every year Rs 5000 will be given.
What you have to do for applying?
For becoming a Rail Travel Service Agent, you will require a personal digital certificate. One can achieve this certificate from any Indian Certifying Authority.
How much commission can you earn?
IRCTC has fixed the commission rate for agents. You can recover a maximum of Rs 30 for a sleeper class ticket and a maximum of Rs 60 per ticket on the ticket booking. There will also be service tax separately.
How to become an agent?
- You have to make an agreement on a stamp paper of Rs 100 to become the authorized agent of the railway.
A Demand Draft of Rs 20, 000 need to be prepared in the name of IRCTC.
- The registration form of IRCTC has to be filled.
- A digital certificate also needs to be taken.
- A letter from the respective zonal railway will be issued.
- PAN card, income tax returns of last few years and address proof must be given.