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Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme (RELHS-97) Reopened for all Railway Pensioners

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Circular Info
Railway Board Letter No: 
2011/H/28/1/RELHS/Court Case dated 31/05/2012 of ED/ Health
Date: 
31/05/2012
Circular Subject: 
Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme (RELHS-97)
Ref : 
Board’s letter No. 2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 28.01.05, 21.10.05, 30.12.05, 10.05.06,10.01.07 & 16.03.09

              Arising out of demands raised by Federations & various Pensioner Associations, the subject matter of facilitating Railway Medical Services to all Retired Railway Personnel through RELHS-97, had been under consideration of Board for some time. After careful & detailed examination of the matter the following has been decided by the Ministry of Railways.

 

(a) For Pre-March 2009 retirees - The RELHS-97 will remain open-ended with a lock in period of six months for referral outside the Railway Hospital with the rider that this lock-in period can be relaxed only in an emergency provided the patient is either admitted or visits the Railway Hospital and the facilities for the treatment are not available in Railway Hospital. Such referrals are to be processed only on recommendation of a specially constituted Medical Board.

 

(b) For March 2009 and onwards retirees - The RELHS-97 will remain open for a period of another one year from the date of issue of the letter for all those retired Railway personnel who have not joined the scheme for one reason or the other. The lock-in period of six months as applicable for pre-March 2009 retirees shall be applicable for these retirees also. Henceforth joining RELHS-97 has been made mandatory for all retiring Railway personnel without any exit clause whatsoever.

 

                 All other terms and conditions of RELHS-97 mentioned in Board's letter dated 16.03.2009 under reference will remain unaltered.

 

                 This has the approval of the President and issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.. Wide publicity should be given to the above provisions.

Comments

retired in 2005 but he has not taken medical facility

Dear Sir,

My father is retired in 2005 but he has not taken medical facility. Can he take the medical facilitys today ? if yes then where to approach for the same? Please confirm.

YEs, he can apply. See here:

YEs, he can apply. See here:  http://indianrailwayemployee.com/content/retired-employees-liberalised-health-scheme-relhs-1997

He has to approach Divisional authorities where he retired

Medical support while traveling outside India

Hello, My Uncle is a retired Railways employee currently residing in Kolkata and is a member of RECHS. He and my aunt are planning to visit my elder sister residing abroad to take care of some family matters. Can he and my aunt have medical support through Indian Railways while abroad? Is there any scheme available for retired employees for medical needs while traveling in a foreign country? Thank you in advance for answering my question.

Does RRENLHS and RELHS is same ?

Hi,my father got retired from kharagpur
workshop on 31-08-2009 .
On retirement he got "RETIRED RAILWAY
EMPLOYEE NEW LIBERALISED HEALTH
SCHEME" card,does this card is same as
RELHS.
If not then what is the procedure to obtain
it.
And if so then what are the benifits
associated with it.

Both are same.

Both are same.

Can a person get medical facility

A raliway employee who had retired in 2002 but he has not taken medical facility. Can he take the facility todays.

 

Yes, he can join RELHS scheme

Yes, he can join RELHS scheme now. Approach Divisional authorities now.

RELHS-97

I am from Vadodara.Please provide the form here. or give any web-address or any other means from where we can find the application form. Reply Fast.

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