Joining RELHS by serving Railway employees before superannuation

Railway Board Letter No
2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 08.07.2009
Date
Circular Subject
Proforma for joining RELHS to be signed by serving Railway employees before superannuation
Ref
Board’s letters of even number dated 16.03.2009 and 08.04.2009

1.             As per the Board’s decision vide letters cited above, joining of RELHS-97 has been made MANDATORY for all retiring Railway employees.  In case the retiring officer /staff is unwilling to join the scheme, he /she will have to submit his /her unwillingness in writing with a clear understanding that no further chance shall be given to join the scheme in future.

 

2.         This replaces the existing proforma [for issuing of RELHS medical ID card] in the Booklet containing Pension forms to be filled by retiring officer /staff of all Railways.

 

3.         This issues with the concurrence of Finance Dte. of the Ministry of Railways. 

 

4.         Accordingly, an Advance Correction Slip, as an amendment to Para 612 A[5][a] of IRMM-2000, is enclosed. 

 

            A wide publicity should be given. 

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Advance Correction Slip to Para 612 A[5][a] of Indian Railway Medical Manual, Third Edition, 2000

[5] Mode of Joining

            Para 612 A[5][a] may be replaced as under: 

 

[a]        Joining of RELHS-97 has been made MANDATORY for all retiring Railway employees.  In case the retiring officer / staff is unwilling to join the scheme, he /she will have to submit his/her unwillingness in writing with a clear understanding that no further chance shall be given to join the scheme in future.

 

[Authority: Board’s letter No. 2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 08.07.2009]

Copy of Board’s letter No. 2003/H/28/I/RELHS   dated 08.04.2009

 

 

Sub: Re-opening of Retired Employees Liberalised Health Scheme [RELHS-97]

Ref: Board’s letter No. 2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 16.03.2009

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            Replace the existing para 5 of Board’s letter  No. 2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 16.03.2009 with the following :

 

“5.       It has further been decided by the Board that joining of RELHS-97 may be made mandatory for all retiring Railway employees.  In case, the retiring officer / staff is unwilling to join the Scheme, he/she should clearly submit his/her unwillingness in writing in the declaration proforma along with reasons thereof, [Revised Annexure of Booklet containing Pension Forms].  As such, option /declaration proforma may be modified suitably.  The retiring Railway employees may also be explained that the certification of his / her unwillingness to join RELHS shall be treated as final and no further chance will be given to join the scheme thereafter.” 

 

            All other terms and conditions remain unaltered. 

 

            This issues with the concurrence of the Finance and Pay Commission Directorates of the Ministry of Railways. 

 

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