PROFILE OF INDIAN RAILWAY HEALTH SERVICE (IRHS)

PROFILE OF INDIAN RAILWAY HEALTH SERVICE (IRHS)

(ERSTWHILE INDIAN RAILWAY MEDICAL SERVICE) 

1Name of the Service/Cadre and year of its formationIndian Railway Health Service http://www.egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2020/215584.pdf (Erstwhile Indian Railway Medical Service was formed in the year 1976)
2Cadre Controlling Authority (Department and Ministry)Director General/Railway Health Services, Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)
3Hierarchical structure of the cadre/serviceDG/RHS

PCMD/PED (Health)-HAG CMD/CMS/ED (Health) – SAG Regular

ACMD/ACMS/ACHD/ACMO – SAG DACP

Sr.DMO/Director – NFSG Sr.DMO – JAG

DMO – Sr. Time Scale ADMO – Junior Time Scale

4Places of posting with grades (cadre posts/ex-cadre opportunities, if any)In Zonal Railway/ Production Unit Headquarters, Central Hospital of each Zonal Railway/ Divisional Hospitals/Sub-divisional Hospitals and Health Units.
Objective of the Service
5Role of the ServiceTo provide medical facilities to railway employees/ officers, their wards and dependants and other railway beneficiaries.
6Brief of Duty charter of the Officers

(Responsibility of various grades)

(A) Duties of Assistant Divisional Medical Officers:

(i) To attend the indoor wards, and out patient department daily and as required.

(ii) To carry out physical examination of candidates and of employees in service.

(iii) To look after family welfare, public health and sanitation in his jurisdiction.

(iv) To carry out examination of vendors.

(v) Responsible for discipline and proper discharge of duties of the Hospital/Health Unit Staff.

(vi) To carry out duties assigned to him specially if any and will prepare returns and indents connected with his speciality.

(vii) He will maintain and ensure upkeep of equipments in his charge.

(B) Duties of Specialist Doctors:

Independently manage the concerned clinical Super-specialty in all aspects including diagnosis, treatment and follow up, conduct academic and developmental activities. Perform Administrative activities related to the specialty.

Recruitment:
7Method of initial Recruitment in the Service/cadre (Exam and how the same is conducted) (Link of last notification for recruitment)ADMO – Junior Scale

100% direct recruitment through CMSE conducted by UPSC.

DMO – Sr. Scale

30% by direct recruitment through UPSC failing which by promotion

70% by promotion from ADMOs.

Sr.DMO – JAG

5% by direct recruitment through UPSC failing which by promotion. Direct recruitment shall be based on the needs of specialists in various disciplines.

95% by promotion from DMOs.

ADDS – Jr. Scale

Direct recruitment through UPSC.

8Eligibility criteria for Service/cadre:
(i) Educational Qualification for Recruitment in the Service/ cadreFor ADMO– recognized MBBS degree and completion of compulsory Rotating Internship. For DMO – recognized MBBS degree, Post Graduate Degree/ Diploma in the concerned specialty, one year experience in the concerned specialty after obtaining PG Degree or two years experience after obtaining PG Diploma.

For Sr.DMO – recognized MBBS degree, Double Post Graduation i.e. MD/MS alongwith MCH or DM in the concerned specialty. Two years working experience after obtaining MD/MS.

ADDS – Jr. Scale

Recognized BDS degree and three years experience of dental work in a hospital/ private practice.

(ii) Experience required for initial recruitment in the service/ cadreFor DMO – One year experience in the concerned specialty after obtaining PG Degree or two years experience after obtaining PG Diploma.

For Sr.DMO – Two years working experience after obtaining MD/MS.

(iii) Career prospects and criteria forDG/RHS – Apex Level

HAG

promotionSAG – On the basis of seniority from amongst existing SAG officers.

SAG (DACP) – 7 years regular service in level 13

NFSG – 4 years service in level 12

JAG – 5 years service in level 11

Sr. Scale – 4 years service in level 10.

Cadre Structure
9Cadre Structure and method of filling up of postsDG/RHS – Apex Level – Governed by Resolutions

HAG – Governed by Resolutions

SAG – On the basis of seniority from amongst existing SAG officers.

SAG (DACP) – 7 years regular service in level 13

NFSG – 4 years service in level 12

JAG – 5 years service in level 11

Sr. Scale – 4 years service in level 10.

10Career Progression and Incumbency in cadre ( in tabular format)
– Approved cadre structure: Grade wise (designation, pay scale and number of posts)
 PostGradePay LevelNo. of posts
DG/RHSApex level1701
PCMD/PED

(Health)

HAG1512
CMD/CMS/ED

(Health)

SAG

Regular

14154
ACMD/ACHD/ ACMS/ACMOSAG DACP14821
Sr.DMO/DirectorNFSG13
Sr.DMOJAG12
DMOSr.Scale111560
ADMOJr.Scale10
Training and Skill Development
11Mandatory Training
– At the time of entry in Service/cadreADMO – Jr. Scale

14 weeks Foundation Training at NAIR/Vadodara including field training.

DMO – Sr. Scale

2-4 weeks Orientation Training at NAIR/Vadodara.

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