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Retired Employees Contributory Health Scheme

  • Retired/Invalidated employees can avail medical facilities by joining RECHS at a nominal monthly contribution.
  • No new members are allowed in the scheme.
  • Existing members may continue indefinitely.


Monthly Contribution
Gr A
Rs. 36
Gr B
Rs. 27
Gr C
Rs. 18
Gr D
Rs. 9



Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme

  • Minimum 20 years service. Those resigning not eligible.
  • For Ex. Casual Labour, 50% of temporary service rendered as Casual Labour shall be counted for calculating Qualifying Service.


  • One time contribution equal to last month Basic Pay to be made at the time of retirement.
  • Members of existing RELHS scheme will automatically become member without any fresh payment.
  • Option to join may be given 3 months before retirement.
  • Retired employees and spouses of deceased retired Railway employees may by paying an amount equal to all monthly contribution due under RECHS from date of retirement to date of joining RELHS in addition to equalised Basic Pay at the time of retirement as per successive pay Commission’s recommendations.

Rate of Contribution for Pre 96 retirees

  • 2 times of revised pension as on 01.01.1996 including commuted portion.
  • For family pensioners it will be double the normal family pension as on 01.01.1996.
  • For SRPF optees a one time contribution at twice the ex-gratia monthly payment may be deposited.
  • Medical facilities will be available for self,spouse, widowed mother, dependent children who will get indoor/outdoor treatment as in case of serving empoyees.
  • Benefits include special diet, reimbursement of claims for treatment in government or recognised non-Railway Hospitals. They will be eligible for ambulance services, medical passes, home visits, treatment of first two pregnancies of married daughters at concessional rates, treatment of servant etc.


Sir, Thank you for your


Thank you for your information.

sir, Have two stage written examination (Preliminary & Main) for T.T.E category.

Only one stage.

Only one stage.

Sir, Can you explain me about


Can you explain me about the various stages of recruitment for Ticket Examiner post in Southern Railways and Medical standard for TTE job.

Recruitment process will

Recruitment process will include written exam and medical. Medical for TTE is only C1 which is not very tough.

Dear Sir,           My Father

Dear Sir,


        My Father has retired from his service from SER as an head clerk, from electrical dept in year 2003, job location NAGPUR.

he is having his medical RHS card. can he able to reimburse his medical bills if got treatment in a private hospital.


Plz help..


Warm Regards


Sir,  My father retired in


My father retired in September 1993 from SCR secunderabad division and has not availed of the retired medical facilities during that time. Today when i approached his concerned office for finding out the procedure and making necessary payments for subscribing to the retired medical facilties from railway, they have informed that employees retired prior to 1996 cannot join this scheme now. It is right? Where and whom do i approach to apply for the retired railway employees medical facilties for my  father and mother. Pls expedite the reply. Thanking you in anticipation .....


Deva Priya

Retired Employees Liberalized

My father retired from

My father retired from Southern Railways in 1991.

However, at the time of retirement he did not contribute to the Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme and so does not have any health benefits.


Is it possible to contribute whatever is the sum now and become eligible under this scheme.





Is it fact that RELH is made

Is it fact that RELH is made mandatory without any exit ? should I submit my unwillingness to join the said scheme before retirement

Now RELHS is mandatory for

Now RELHS is mandatory for all retiring employees.

My brother Sri R.Kumar who

My brother Sri R.Kumar who was in service since 1978 to 1998 in Railways . due to continued absence from duty he was removed from service in 1998. No compassionate allowance was extended and now RELHS is also not available. He is now 58 and now struggling  for life 

We are planning to put a review petion.

please inform whether he is eligible for RELHS . If their are any specific Railway board orders please furnish the same.


No, RELHS is not available

No, RELHS is not available for those who have been resigned from service.

My Father Shri Kishan Bansal

My Father Shri Kishan Bansal is retired form NW railway from account departement.He has Railway medical card issued for my parents at the time of retirement and registered in Ajmer.

Now for time being (three-four month)he is staying with me  in Mohali near to chandigarh and wants to avail medical facilities like free medcines from CHandigarh dispensary. But when we asked for medicine they always denied and says that you are not eligible for this as you are registered in Ajmer and if you want to get the facility you have to transferred it here.

My job is transferrable and even my parents comes occasionally  for few months.It is not possible to get transferred the card in chandigarh as my and parents stays is not fixed.

Please suggest how can we get this facility?




Normally it can be availed in

Normally it can be availed in any Railway Hospital. But Medical Officer has to permit. Request to the DMO concerned.

whom should we contact to get

whom should we contact to get this facility.Any mail id or phone number will help us.
Thanks in advance.


You have to meet Railway DMO

You have to meet Railway DMO concerned.

what is the salary package

what is the salary package for C group and D group

employees....................plz tel me as soon as possible

Dear Sir, My brother has

Dear Sir,

My brother has taken Voluntary retirement from northern railway in the year 2001. He was working as TXR (train examiner) at Amritsar .  He is getting FDA.  Please let me know whether he can join RELHS now as he  requires medical facilities urgently.  What is the procedure and to whom contact.


Janak Raj Sharma

  Sir, Thanks for the



Thanks for the information. It is to state that while I was sending  my query I got telephone from the family of my brother about his sudden death the due to cardiac heart arrest at private nursing home yesterday in the evening at Amritsar.  This is very shocking news for me.  Now my query is about  his family, how the family get the benefit of RELHS and whom to approach for membership and family pension. He was getting FMA (fixed medical allowance).


janak raj Sharma

You have to approach

You have to approach Divisional Personal Officer from the Division where he retired. Widow can join RELHS also.

Dear Sir, My father is given

Dear Sir,

My father is given compulsory retirement worked in North-Central railway, Allhabad division not getting RELHS facility yet. Now, we are in Kolkata, west Bengal, nearest Railway office is Head quarters South Estern Railway. Is it possible to get issued medical card from the nearest railway office?


arka Chakraborty

It wil be difficult without

It wil be difficult without going to Allhabad as SER has no records of your father.

Dear sir, yes sir, SER dont

Dear sir,

yes sir, SER dont have record but my father appeal for that, and SER gave a letter from public grivrance  Dept. to my father. My father is unwell now, and unable to go Allahabad. So. sir can I go Allahabad for the reason? Is this fruitful to me to go North-central railway's office?


Arka Chakraborty.

My fatheris retired from

My fatheris retired from Delhi division  Northern Railways in 1983 but had not opted for any health scheme *(he has been operated for heart privately in 2004)  can he join RELHS

what are the formalities & where one should contact



He can join RELHS now. He has

He can join RELHS now. He has to contact DPO office in Delhi .

Dear Sir My father Sh

Dear Sir

My father Sh Rabindra Nath Pal retires as Chief Parcel Supervisor from Durg Statiion in 1998. He had not opted for the RELHS at the time of retirement. Is it possible for him to opt for this now?

My Mother is a kidney patient and is on dialysis and intention is to get medical help for her treatment

thank You



Yes he can join RELHS now.

Yes he can join RELHS now.

My Mother Late Sunanda

My Mother Late Sunanda Shankar Walde has enrolled in the RELHS .She went in coma so I admitted her in private hospital (Orange City Hospital , Nagpur) .She expired in Hospital .Is it feasible to reimburse her medical expenses, which has run over two lacks and fifty thousand.


Trushant S Walde




Highly unlikely that you get

Highly unlikely that you get reimbursement though technically possible.

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