Arising out of demands made by AIRF, the subject of grant of Medical facilities to the dependents & family members of Railway employee, who dies in harness, till the final settlement of dues is paid, has been under Board’s consideration for some time in the past.
It has been decided that:-
Medical facilities to the dependents and family members of Railway employee, who dies in harness, will continue to be given to them , till the time of filling up the forms of settlement dues.
A written option to join or not to join RELHS scheme should be taken from the spouse / dependents of the deceased Railway servant, at the time of filling the forms of settlement dues. In case they opt to join RELHS scheme, the RELHS Medical Identity Card may be issued in their favour, after having deposited the amount of RELHS contribution in cash or authorizing the administration to deduct the same from their final settlement dues.
This issues with the approval of Establishment and Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.