RCT - Railway Claims Tribunal
Object of the establishment of RCT:
Provision for compensation by Railways on account of loss, damage of goods etc., and also due to accidental deaths and injury was maintained.
To reduce the burden on civil courts for Railway related compensation and refund of fares.
Speedy disposal of claims at the earliest.
Functions of RCT
Inquiring into and determining claims against a Railway Administration.
The refund of fares or freight
Compensation for death or injury to passengers
Source: The Railway Claims Tribunal Act, 1987
Enacted to provide speedy disposal of claims against the Railway Administration.
The Indian Railways Act, 1890 was replaced by The Railways Act, 1989 came into force from 01.07.1990
Principal Bench - New Delhi
Total Benches - 19
Jurisdiction of Benches as per States / UTs (Not on Zonal Railways)