National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
The Secretary (E),
Sub: Medical Identity Card Numbering and Colour Scheme & Generation of Uniform Medical I-Card-reg.
Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Card dated 04/01/2019 & 02/04/2019.
Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the instructions issued vide Board’s letter dated 04/01/2019 wherein policy has been laid down for generation of Uniform Medical Identity Card to the Railway employees both serving and retired. With the implementation of UMID software and completion of requisite training programme, the Medical Cards with the assistance of the said software are being prepared on the Zonal Railways/Divisions/Units.
Federation has received complaints from the pensioners of Northern Railway that they are unable to get access to the UMID Software perhaps due to the reason that the data of retired Railway employees has not been fed/updated in the systems software, consequently the UMID Cards are not being generated. Federation apprehends that similar situation might be prevailing on other Railway Zones/Production Units. It has also been reported that the Railway Zones/Divisions have fixed completion target of July 2019 for pensioners/family pensioners/secondary family pensioners to obtain UMID Cards ignoring the reality that full data of the pensioners has not been updated in accordance with ARPAN.
NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly intervene and see that suitable instructions are issued to the Zonal Railways etc., not to fix unrealistic targets for generation of UMID Cards for Railway pensioners (all types) while at the same time, special drive be got launched to update records of all retired Railway employees in the system while keeping RELHS Cards valid till the UMID Cards are made available to all the pensioners. Copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Source : NFIR