The revised procedure for submission of RCMC application is effective from March 15, 2018. As per the revised procedure, all eligible and interested candidates can now apply for RCMC directly on the Railways’ website without any need to contact a local rail operator or any other intermediary. The eligibility criteria and documents required remain unchanged as before. However, instead of filling the application form directly with the rail operator or an intermediary, you can now do it online at https://apps.railwayjobs.net/rcmc
Procedure to apply for RCMS on the Railways website
You can now apply for RCMS directly on the Railways website without any need to contact a local rail operator or any other intermediary. You can apply for RCMS by going through the following steps:
Documents required for RCMC Online Application
There are no changes in the documents required for RCMC Online Application. You may refer to the table below to know the documents required before applying: ** Note: All the above documents should be self-attested. You can obtain the copies of these documents from the nearest Government or Railway office or post office.
Checklist Before Filling The RCMC Online Application Form
Before filling the RCMC online application form, ensure that you have the following ready with you: – A valid email ID, through which the Railways will send all communication regarding your application. – A valid mobile number, through which the Railways will send an SMS for confirmation of your RCMC application. – The PIN and Password for your online Railways account. If you don’t have an online Railways account yet, you can create one by clicking on Sign In/Register on the Railways website. – The details of the online bank account where the Railways will directly transfer the RCMC benefit amount.
How to Apply for Indian Railway Catering and Tourism (IRCTC) Master Card?
The IRCTC MasterCard facility is a co-branded credit card between Indian Railways and the Corporation Bank. You can apply for the MasterCard only when you get an RCMC. The eligibility criteria and documents required remain unchanged as before. However, instead of filling the application form directly with the IRCTC or a local bank, you can now do it online at https://www.irctc-railway.co.in/online/application/applicationform.php
Issues that you should know about IRCTC MasterCard
– The Indian Railways has a tie-up with the Corporation Bank for the IRCTC MasterCard facility. Application for the IRCTC MasterCard can be made only after getting an RCMC. – The interest rate for the IRCTC MasterCard is as per the standard rate applicable for the card. – The IRCTC MasterCard has a credit limit as per your RCMC eligibility. – IRCTC MasterCard is a revolving credit card with a credit limit that keeps on increasing as you repay your previous credit amount. – IRCTC MasterCard can be used at any retail outlet that accepts cards issued by the Corporation Bank. – The IRCTC MasterCard comes with a host of benefits such as zero annual fees, free travel insurance, automatic trip cancellation coverage and so on. – You can use your IRCTC MasterCard to pay for railway tickets, hotel bookings, air or train tickets, or any other travel-related expense.
The Indian Railways has introduced a hassle-free procedure for applying for the RCMC. All you have to do is follow the revised procedure and apply for RCMS directly on the Railways website. You need not contact a local rail operator or any other intermediary. Once you are eligible for RCMS, you can apply for the MasterCard by visiting the IRCTC website.