Bhopal, Nov. 18 -- The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC) has earned more than Rs 63 crore from convenience fee in September, an RTI query revealed.

The Central government had decided to scrap the service fee on e-booking of tickets three years ago to promote digital transactions. Before it, the government was charging Rs 20 per ticket on non-AC category and Rs 40 per ticket on air-conditioned tickets.

Defying the decision, the IRCTC imposed the convenience fee from September 1 this year. Thereafter, Rs 15 on non-AC and Rs 30 on air conditioned tickets are being charged. Moreover, this convenience fee attracts GST additionally.

Right To Information activist Chandrashekhar Gaur filed a query with the IRCTC under...