Central cabinet extends retirement age for doctors to 65 years

New Delhi: The Central cabinet on Wednesday extended the retirement age of Central Government doctors to 65 years in order to cope with their shortage.

While addressing media, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said: “Retirement age of Central Government doctors, other than Central Health Service doctors, to be increased to 65 yrs.

As per a report by OneIndia, the decision was taken at a meeting of the Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Several other announcements were also made during the cabinet meeting. It also included the approval of the permanent transfer of land measuring 1899 sq metre at Lucknow Intl Airport by AAI to Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said: “An umbrella scheme for Police modernisation approved by CCS with an investment of Rs 25,060 Cr for 2017-18, 18-19, 19-20. An additional allocation of Rs 100 Cr has been provided for North East.”

He also said that, internal security, law & order, women security, weapons procurement, hiring of helicopters etc to be covered under the scheme. Additional allocation of Rs 100 Cr provided for NE for police infrastructure of being upgraded.

In order to improve mobile phone connectivity, the Cabinet approved the installation of telecom towers in all army cantonments, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

The Cabinet further announced that the India-Afghanistan MoU will be signed, on Technical Cooperation in Police Training and Development.