How will it be if you get 2.43 crore rupees in the affair of 2 rupees? You must be feeling good to hear this, but it has really happened. In fact, IRCTC will have to pay Rs 2.43 crore for the refund of Rs 2. According to the information received, the engineer and RTI activist fought a long battle for the refund of only Rs 2 and in the end it benefited 2.98 lakh users of IRCTC along with them. Yes, this matter is related to Kota. According to the information received, Sujit Swamy of Kota was fighting for the last 5 years for less than Rs 2 in ticket refund.
Yes and 30 years old Sujit told that in April 2017 he had booked ticket from Kota to New Delhi in Golden Temple Mail to travel on 2nd July. There he could not travel due to waiting. During that time he had canceled the ticket costing Rs 765 and on cancellation he got a refund of Rs 665. At the same time, Sujit now says that the railways deducted Rs 100 instead of 65 and recovered an additional amount of Rs 35 from them as service tax. At the same time, now the Railways has approved 2 crore 43 lakh rupees in refund to 2 lakh 98 thousand IRCTC users. Yes, according to the information received, Sujit sought information in July 2017 by applying RTI regarding this matter, how many more consumers are there under this, whose service tax of Rs 35 was deducted.
At the same time, in response to this shocking information came out. In fact, in the information given by the Railways, it came to the fore that about 2 lakh 98 thousand consumers were charged Rs 35 per passenger as service tax. At the same time, after knowing this, Sujit wrote a letter to the Railway Minister, PM and demanded to refund the money of all the consumers. In May 2019, Rs 33 was deposited by IRCTC in Sujit's bank account. However, Sujit was not happy with this. He believed that IRCTC had deducted his 35 rupees as service tax. Returned 33 rupees instead of 35 back. After this Sujit started fighting again to get refund of Rs. In fact, in July 2019, Sujit again filed one side RTI and demanded refund of Rs. 2 as well as refund to all the consumers.
Let us tell you that Sujit used to get information about the status of refund through RTI every two months. At the same time, this matter of Sujit reached the Finance Commissioner and Secretary, Ministry of Railways, Government of India, Deputy Director, Passenger Marketing, Railway Board, IRCTC, Secretary of the Ministry of Finance (Revenue) Department and the GST Council. After that Sujit tweeted taking a dig at PM Narendra Modi, Minister Anurag Thakur, Nirmala Sitharaman, Railway Minister. Let us tell you that recently on May 27, Sujit got a call from an IRCTC official and he informed about the approval of the refund of all the consumers by the Railway Board. Along with this, asked for information about Sujit's bank account. After that yesterday i.e. on May 30, a refund of Rs 2 was received by the Railways in Sujit's account. After which Sujit transferred Rs 535 to the PM Care Fund to say thank you after the completion of the five-year struggle.