The government seems to be changing its policy of concessions to the senior citizens and others in Railways. At present up to 50% concession is given to senior citizens.
The move is to withdraw these concessions. As the first step, the concession for senior citizens in First class may be withdrawn. The reason mentioned is that instead of the Rs.40,000 crore, govt may allotting only Rs.30,000 crore. The new policy of the government is that Railways should be a commercial enterprise and not a service concern.
It is very clear that all these moves are intended to privatise Railways, the biggest service sector in India.