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Cabinet approves Enhancement of age of superannuation of doctors other than Central Health Service (CHS) doctors to 65 years
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
27-September-2017 18:32 IST
Cabinet approves Enhancement of age of superannuation of doctors other
than Central Health Service (CHS) doctors to 65 years
The Union Cabinet chaired by
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the enhancement of age of
superannuation of doctors other than Central Health Service (CHS) doctors to 65
years in the following manner:
i. Ex-post facto approval to enhance the superannuation age
of doctors of Indian Railways Medical Service to 65 years.
ii. Ex-post facto approval to enhance the superannuation age to 65
years for doctors working in Central Universities and IITs (Autonomous Bodies)
under Department of Higher Education and doctors in Major Port Trusts
(Autonomous Bodies) under Ministry of Shipping.
iii. The superannuation age has been enhanced to 65 years in respect of
doctors under their administrative control of the respective
Ministries/Departments [M/o of AYUSH (AYUSH Doctors), Department of Defence
(civilian doctors under Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service),
Department of Defence Production (Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service
Medical Officers), Dental Doctors under D/o Health & Family Welfare, Dental
doctors under Ministry of Railways and of doctors working in Higher Education
and Technical Institutions under Department of Higher Education].
iv. The Union Cabinet has further approved that doctors shall hold
the administrative posts till the date of attaining the age of 62 years and
thereafter their services shall be placed in Non-Administrative
The decision would help in better
patient care, proper academic activities in Medical colleges as also in
effective implementation of National Health Programmes for delivery of health
Around 1445 doctors of various
Ministries/Departments of the Central Government would be benefitted.
The decision will not have much
financial implications as large number of posts are lying vacant and the
present incumbents would continue to work in their existing capacity against
• The age of
superannuation of doctors of Central Health Service was enhanced to 65 years
w.e.f 31st May, 2016.
• The doctors other
than Central Health Service including doctors of other systems of Medicine of
Central Government requested for enhancement of age of superannuation on the
ground of parity with CHS and shortage.