Revision of subscription for RELHS – Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme

Subscription rates of  Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme (RELHS) – Life time Validity Card can be obtained

Railway Board circular on RELHS life time validity card.




File No: 2017/II/28/1/RELHS

Dated: 23.02.2017

General Manager,

All Indian Railways

(Including Production Units & RDSO)

Sub: Subscription rates of RELHS.
Ref: Railway Board Letter No.97/H/28/1, dated 23.10.1997

1. Ministry of Health vide letter No.11011/11/2016-CGHS(P)/EHS, dated 9 January, 2017 has revised the rates of monthly contribution for availing the CGHS facility. The pensioners also have to make contribution to avail medical facility of CGHS. Pensioner have an option to get their CGHS pensioner card by either making CGHS contribution on an annual basis (twelve month) or by making contribution for ten years for getting a pensioner CGHS card with life time validity.

2. The similar scheme for retired railway employees is “Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme” (RELHS). The subscription rate of join RELHS were laid down, vide the letter under reference, to be equal to the last basic pay of the employees.

3. To bring the policies in sync with MoHFW, Ministry of Railway has decided that in partial modification to Board’s letter dated 23.10.1997, the rate of contribution to join RELHS shall be last month’s basic Pay drawn or the subscription rate indicated at different levels (as per 7th CPC) enumerated in the table below, whichever is lower.


Levels in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC

Subscription rate to join RELHS (in Rs.)


Level: 1 to 5



Level: 6



Level:7 to 11


4 Level : 12 and above


4. The revised rate of subscription as above shall be applicable to those railway employees who shall be retiring and joining RELHS on or after the date of issue of this letter. Those who have already retired and are not member of RELHS shall be governed by the rules which were prevalent at the time of their retirement.

Dir.H & FW


Download Railways Circular No: 2017/II/28/1/RELHS dated 23.02.2017

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