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Retirement & Pension

Fixed Medical Allowance

Fixed Medical Allowance

Income Tax on retirement benefits

Some of the retirement benefits are fully or partially exempt from tax.


Cashless treatment for RELHS Holder in Recognized Private Hospitals in emergency

  • A cashless service for RELHS card holders to take treatment in recognized private hospitals of National Capital Region is introduced by Northern Railway.
  • Under the scheme RELHS beneficiaries can take treatment in specified Recognised hospitals in cases of acute emergency.

Terms & Conditions of the Scheme

Retired Employees Liberalised Health Scheme (RELHS-1997)

Facilities available

Retired Railway employees covered under RELHS-97 will be provided with all medical facilities as for serving employees. This includes:

Indian Railways Establishment Manual (IREM)

Indian Railways Establishment Code (IREC)

Speedy disposal of DAR cases for retiring Railway employees

  • Railway Board has observed that disciplinary cases are not being finalized within a reasonable time resulting in severe hardship to the railway servants especially the retired ones whose pensionary benefits are withheld due to the pending disciplinary case. 

Entitlements on Privilege/Post Retirement Pass in the case of Gazetted Railway Officers


Chairman & Members of Railway Board

Scale of Pay


Mail/Exp Trains

Retention of Railway Quarters in Leave/Transfer/Deputation/Sick/Retirement/Death




Quarters Rent


Permanent Transfer


Journey on Transfer and Composite Transfer Grant

  • By Air : Officers drawing GP Rs.12000 and those in scale HAG+ and above may travel by air. Admissible for self only.
  • By Rail : Free passes are issued to Railway Employee and family.
  • By Road : If not connected by rail , Railway employee and family can travel by road. Entitlements for journeys by road will be same as admissible for journeys on tour.

Composite Transfer Grant(CTG) on transfer

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