In an attempt to combat the shortage of experienced doctors, union minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, on Wednesday said that retirement age of central government doctors will be increased to 65. The age earlier was 62 years.
“Retirement age of Central Govt. doctors, other than Central Health Service doctors, to be increased to 65 years” said Prasad, after the cabinet meeting.
“Keeping in mind the shortage of doctors, a decision has been taken to increase the retirement age of doctors from 62 years to 65 years,” he said.
Earlier in May, the health ministry had said that the proposal of increasing the retirement age has been approved.