PM clears proposal to raise doctors’ retirement age to 65

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on May 31, 2016

A week after he made an announcement at a public rally in Saharanpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved the Health Ministry’s proposal to raise the retirement age of doctors in Central Heath Services to 65 years with immediate effect.

“The Prime Minister on Tuesday approved the proposal of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for enhancing the age of superannuation of all doctors of the Central Health Service to 65 years with effect from May 31, 2016,” read an official release. 

On May 25, commenting on the shortage of doctors while addressing a public rally to mark two years of the NDA government, Modi had said: “The Cabinet will soon approve a Bill to increase the retirement age of government doctors from 60 to 65 years.”

In the release, Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda said the move to enhance the retirement age of doctors will empower the government to strengthen the healthcare sector in the country.

“It will help in providing additional doctors in the health pool of the country,” he said, adding that this will strengthen the efforts of the Ministry in conceptualising and rolling out various people-oriented schemes which need the services of doctors in implementing them.

Published on May 31, 2016
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