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Retirement age of doctors working in AYUSH, railways raised to 65 years

Union Health Minister J P Nadda said it will address the problem of shortage of doctors in the country

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The on Wednesday decided to increase the retirement age of central including those working under the AYUSH ministry and in the to 65 years.

The retirement age of in some departments is 60 years and in some others, it is 62.

The decision to this effect was taken on Wednesday by the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union minister said.

Terming the decision as people-centric and pro-patient, Union Minister J P Nadda said it will address the problem of shortage of in the country.

"The decision will help utilise the services of experienced It will also help in retaining the existing strength of experienced doctors, thereby providing better patient care. This will also help in improving doctor-patient ratio in the country," he said.

Nadda further said that the decision may not have much financial implications as large numbers of posts are lying vacant and the present incumbents would continue to work in their existing capacity against sanctioned posts.

Around 1,445 of various ministries and departments of the central would be benefited, he informed.

The superannuation age of working under AYUSH ministry, department of Defence (civilian under Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service), department of Defence Production (Indian Ordnance Factories Service Medical Officers), dental under ministry of and and of working in higher education and technical institutions under Department of Higher Education has been enhanced to 65 years.

The Union Cabinet has approved ex-post facto, the increase in retirement age of working in central universities and IITs (autonomous bodies) under Department of Higher Education to 65 years.

It also approved enhancement of superannuation age of in major port trusts under Ministry of Shipping.

As per the decision, shall hold administrative posts till attaining the age of 62 and thereafter they will work in non-administrative positions.

In July, the had given nod for the increase of retirement age of medical officers working in central armed police forces like the CRPF and BSF from 60 to 65 years.

The retirement age of working with Assam Rifles was also raised from 60 to 65 years.

The age of superannuation of the specialists of non- teaching and public sub-cadres of Central Service (CHS) and general duty medical officers of CHS was also extended to 65 years in May last year.

First Published: Wed, September 27 2017. 19:23 IST