Railways| Generation of Uniform Medical I-Card : Medical Identity Card Numbering and Colour Scheme reg.

Railways| Generation of Uniform Medical I-Card : Medical Identity Card Numbering and Colour Scheme reg.




No. 2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Card
Dated: 04.01.2019

The General Manager, All Indian Railways/PUS, NF(Con), CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, DG/NAIR/Vadodara
Sub: Medical Identity Card Numbering and Colour Scheme & Generation of
Uniform Medical I-Card.
Ref: (1) Railway Board letter no.2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Cards dated
(2) PCPO/SCR’s letter no. SCR/P.HQ/765/IT/ESR dated 01.08.2018. 

For bringing in uniformity in Medical Identity Cards, issued to employees
and other medical beneficiaries on Indian Railways, a policy was issued
vide reference (1) above. Further, with reference to South Central
Railway’s letter (2), Board (MS, FC & CRB), in consultation with DG/RHS
and DG/Pers. have approved the following: 
1. A strip with different colour for serving and retired employees and
their dependents shall be provided in accordance with instructions at Para
2 of the policy letter (reference (1) above). The colour scheme of the
strip shall be as: 
a) Serving Railways employees Blue strip at Top and Bottom
b) Pensioners Green strip at Top and Bottom
c) Medical beneficiary of serving employee Blue strip at Top and Yellow at Bottom
d) Medical beneficiary of Retired employee Green strip at Top and Yellow at Bottom.
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2. Medical ID number shall be a 12 digit Alpha Numeric as proposed by SCR
and as indicated below:

a) First 3 digits IPAS codes of Railway/Working Unit issuing the card
b) Next 8 digits Random auto generated number
c) Next 1 character

A for Employee

Z for Primary Pensioner

Any other character (B,C,. . . .Y) for Medical dependents

3. SCR is hereby authorized for development and maintenance of Unique
Medical ID System for Pan India. Software has already been developed by
4. All the Medical ID Cards for Pan India shall be generated through the
system developed by SCR. 
5. The system shall be integrated with I-PAS and ARPAN systems for one
level of authentication for which CRIS and Western Railway will provide the
secured access to the respective system.
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6. The final card should be printed after proper authentication.
7. This Medical ID number shall be further integrated with HMIS by CRIS
which is being developed by CRIS (which CRIS has agreed). SCR will provide
secured access to CRIS, if required for the same.
8. The cards so generated from the software may be printed by the Zonal
Railways at their end or may request SCR to print initially in bulk.
Printing arrangements may be made by the Zonal Railways later.
9. SCR will follow the guidelines regarding IT systems for generation of
Medical ID/IDs of Government of India, if any.
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10. The application so developed shall have the mandatory Security Audit
and shall be hosted in a secured environment and at a Data centre as per
the Government of India’s Policy, before roll out, which SCR shall have to
This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation
Cell of Railway Board.
Kindly acknowledge the receipt and ensure compliance
(Umesh Balonda)
Executive Director/S&T
Transformation Cell

Source: Railway Board (click to view/download pdf)