Union Cabinet approves proposal to raise retirement age of CHS doctors to 65

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for enhancement of retirement age of government doctors’ to 65 years to strengthen the healthcare sector in the country.

In this regard, Union Cabinet has approved proposal forwarded by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Cabinet has approved the superannuation age of

  • Public Health and Non-Teaching Specialists of Central Health Service from 62 years to 65 years
  • Doctors of General Duty Medical Officers (GDMOs) sub-cadre of Central Health Service (CHS) from 62 years to 65 years.

Implications

This decision of the Union Government would help in better patient care, proper academic activities in Medical colleges. It will also help in effective implementation of National Health Programmes for delivery of health care services.

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