D.D. (PG) & C.P.I.O.
(Registration & Coordination)
R.No 05, RTI Cell / RB ,Rail Bhawan
New Delhi -01
Subject: Disclosure under RTI Act 2005
Please disclose following information in print form.
1 Minister for Railways in his Budget speech in parliament on 26.02.2013 vide para 48 iv. Announced extending the treatment facility in case of medical emergency to RELHS beneficiaries to all cities where hospitals are empanelled either with CGHS or with Railways;
Railway Board to please disclose with file noting the action taken for the expeditious implementation
of Ministers ‘ commitment.
2.Smart Card facility to RELHS beneficiaries :Though instruction in this regard were issued vide Boards letter Nos 2007/H/28/1/RELHS/Smart card dated 18.07.2012& 27.8.2012 But the implementation has been very very dismal. Even the smart cards already issued by N.Rly in NCR during Pilot project have not been renewed. Railway Board to please disclose with file noting the action taken for the expeditious implementation & its own orders dated 18.7.2012 with Zone wise progress details.
3) RELHS facilities to family pensioners, other than spouse i.e Widowed / Divorced / Unmarried dependent daughters of Rly. Pensioners and to their
Though in view of Rly Board’s letter No 2013/H/16/1/Misc dated 09.01.2013 & No 2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 16.3.2009 All family pensioners are entitled to join RELHS but as the new RELHS cards are issued by the personnel branch (and not the Medical branch) they go by manual provision & as per the eligibility criteria prescribed vide Para 612 (2) iii of Indian Railway Medical Manual 2000 only the spouse family Pensioner is eligible to join RELHS Thus unless the eligibility criteria laid down in IRMM is amended Family pensioners other than the spouse will remain deprived of RELHS facilities.
Inspite of the issue being raised from different Forums like Human Rights Commission & SCOVA. Directorate General Railway Board has not taken adequate clarifactory steps by way of amendment to IRMM, to ensure that facility is made available to all Family Pensioners & their dependent Kids
Railway Board therefore is requested to disclose with file noting the action taken to amend eligibility criteria laid down in IRMM 2000 and to ensure that RELHS facility is available to all Family Pensioners without any hassle Disclosing also the status of various representations on the subject.
3 ) RELHS facilities to dependent parents ; The then Rly Minister in her budget speech on25th February 2011 vide para 56 announced extension of medical facilities to both dependent father and mother of railway employees.. Executive Order to this effect has not been issued so far Rly board is requested to disclose along with file noting the action taken for expeditious implementation of Minister’s commitment.
3i) On 24th February 2010 during the budget speech Minister for Railways, vide para 51, announced that Rly. outpatient Departments (OPD) and diagnostic centers will be set up at Gurgaon But there has been no progress on the ground so far. Rly board is requested to disclose along with file noting the action taken for expeditious implementation of Ministers’ commitment.
In case you do not hold the requested information this request may be forwarded to competent authority under Section 6(3) of RTI Act 2005
A postal orders of Rs 10/- is enclosed towards initial fee under RTI Act.
Er .S.C.Maheshwari DA/Postal orders
(A Citizen of India) Dated 07.06.2013
490A/16 Gurudwara Road