Retirement Age of Central Services Doctors Extended to 65 Years (Download PDF)


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Retirement age of all Central Health Services doctors has been extended to 65 years as declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi; this decision will benefit about 4,000 doctors across the country.

  • The rule is come in effect from 31st May 2016.
  • Earlier this announcement was made by PM Modi on 26th May at rally in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh

Advantage from this decision:

  • The experienced doctors will serve for a longer period & provide quality health services to citizens, particularly the poor.
  • According to the Health Ministry website there are about 4,000 doctors under the Central Health Service.
  • In some state retirement age of government doctor was 60 years and in some states it was 62 years but now that is increased and become 65 years.
  • With this decision additional doctors will be available in the health pool of the country.
  • According to the data with this decision 312 doctors will get benefits this year including 57 medical officers, 159 senior medical officers, directors of health department and Director General Health services.
  • Previously Haryana state government has extended retirement age from 58 to 62.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 1, 2016

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