Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday informed that retirement age of Central government doctors other than Central Health Service doctors will be increased to 65 years. The present retirement age of Central government doctors is 60 years.
Earlier in July, the government had approved an increase in retirement age of general duty medical officers of the central armed police forces and the Assam Rifles. It was also increased from 60 years to 65 years.
The cabinet decision will help the hospitals to retain experienced doctors till the age of 65 years. Government doctors are a great help to poor across the nation as they mostly rely on government hospitals for treatment.