Indian Railways is the world’s fourth largest railway network and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is an online wing of the Railways for ticket and catering bookings. Railway E-ticketing constitutes 55 per cent of total reserved tickets on Indian Railways. You can also earn up to Rs 80,000 per month by becoming an authorised IRCTC ticket booking agent. The authorised agent is allowed to book all type of tickets (Tatkal, Waiting List, RAC). They get an excellent commission on each booking and transaction, get a 24×7 live search engine booking system i.e. search all trains, availability check, access to PNR status, user-friendly and quick interface to book tickets through a single wallet system.
The IRCTC agent gets professional and friendly support services provided from IRCTC authorised web service provider along with IRCTC agent License. The agent is also given an online account where he/she can freely book domestic and international flights. The agent can also book tickets for bus, hotel, holiday and tour packages, money transfer, prepaid recharge and many more services.
What all you get as IRCTC Agent: Unlimited Ticket Booking; Flexibility to book all type of tickets in bulk; Recognition in the travel industry; Permission to Book Tatkal Tickets after 15 minutes of general public opening time; Easy Cancellation Policy; One-stop shop for all bookings; Air-Rail-Bus-Hotel-Holidays-Forex and much more.
According to AkbarTravels.Com, which is one of the authorised IRCTC authorised web service provider, an agent can earn a regular income of up to Rs 80,000 per month and more.
How to become IRCTC Agent?
You can become an authorised IRCTC agent by signing in with one of the authorised principal service providers. The full list of such service providers is available at official site of IRCTC.
There are two plans for booking agencies, under the first plan there is a charge for a one-year agency, i.e Rs. 3999. In the second plan, the charge for the two-year agency is Rs 6999. If you book a maximum of 100 tickets every month, you will be charged a fee of 10 rupees per ticket. For 101 to 300 tickets, the charge is Rs 8 per ticket. On booking over 300 tickets, the applicable charge is Rs 5 per ticket. For non-AC class tickets, the commission of Rs. 20 per ticket is given. A ticket of AC class gives Rs 40 commission per ticket.