Indian Railway Medical Service

Indian Railway Medical Service

About IRMS

IRMS stands for “ Indian Railway Medical Service ” (भारतीय रेलवे चिकित्सा सेवा) is an organized group (A) service (cadre) of the Indian government. The Indian Railway Medical officers of this IRMS will responsible for ensuring the comprehensive health care to the following employees of railways, railway employees who had retired and their family members. It also provides health services to the other staff of the following vendors, licensed porters and contractors

Indian Railway Medical Service Recruitment and Training

Through the CMS exam (Combined Medical Service Examination) that conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission), the Indian Railway Medical Services direct recruitment done. The RSC (Railway Staff College) present it is called as NAIR (National Academy of Indian Railways) located at Lalbaug of Vadodara will train the fresher’s. After the completion of the Indian Railway Medical Service training, they are appointed as Assistant Division Medical Officers all over the network of railways in India.

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The IRMS Medical Functions

The following are the functions of Indian Railway Medical Services:

  • Industrial Medicine related functions
  • Medical treatment to the railway beneficiaries related functions
  • Railway Territorial Army Duty
Indian Railway Medical officers
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The above functions of Indian Railway Medical Services can explain briefly in the following:

Industrial Medicine related functions

  • In order to attend a railway accident and other unexpected incidences
  • In order to ensure emergency medical treatment to the travelling passengers who are sick
  • Perishable goods certification in railway station about their disposal
  • In order to conduct medical boards and other serving employees medical certification
  • In order to provide the safe supply of water at railway station
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Medical treatment to the railway beneficiaries related functions

The following are the Indian Railway Medical Service functions that are related to medical treatment to the railway beneficiaries:

  • In order to provide preventive health care by the Indian Railway Medical officers
  • In order to provide promotive health care by the Indian Railway Medical officers
  • To ensure curative health care at the following levels of primary, secondary and tertiary.

Railway Territorial Army Duty

Indian railway has 06 Territorial Army units. The doctors of Indian railways are the part of Railway Territorial Army Units & yearly attend 01 months in training camp and performs other duties which are assigned to them in that Railway Territorial Army units.


  • Indian Railway Medical Service Website: http://irmsconnect.com
  • Indian Railway Medical Service Support Mail: irmsconnect@gmail.com
  • IRMS Railway Head Office: Room No 56, Northern Railway Central Hospital,  Basant Lane, New Delhi – 110 055