Service tax is levied only on AC and first class travel fares in the Railways. So if a ticket costs Rs 2,000, then a passenger will have to shell out Rs 2,010 from the next month, said a senior railway ministry official.
A consultant has been appointed for examining the impact of the GST in the Indian Railways, the official said.
The General Manager of each zone has been nominated as the Principal Officer for taking care of GST compliance.
The Centre for Railway Information Systems, the IT arm of Indian Railways, is in the process of making suitable software modification in respect of transportation of freight and passengers.
Though major transactions of the railways have been computerised, a few are still done off-line. Steps are being taken to digitise them also.