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Cabinet Approves superannuation age of doctors at 65 years, Check out details


Cabinet Approves superannuation age of doctors at 65 years, Check out details

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the enhancement of superannuation age of doctors other than doctors of the Central Health Services (CHS) falling under various Departments/Ministries/autonomous organisations, to 65 years. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda, welcomed the Cabinet decision and stated that it is a very visionary and pragmatic decision that will strengthen the health services in the country.  “Through this forward-looking step, the services of experienced doctors shall be available to bring quality health services to the people. It will help in retaining the existing strength of experienced doctors thereby providing better patient care satisfaction,” Shri Nadda added.

Terming the decision to be people-centered and pro-patient, Shri Nadda further stated that it will address the shortage of doctors. “This is a strong signal that the Government is taking all steps to enhance services/service delivery. This would also help in improving doctor-patient ratio in the country,” Shri Nadda said.

Speaking further on the cabinet decision, Shri Nadda said that the decision will help in proper academic activities in Medical Colleges as also in effective implementation of national health programmes for delivery of healthcare services. “The decision may not have much financial implications as large numbers of posts are lying vacant and the present incumbents would continue to work in their existing capacity against sanctioned posts. Around 1445 doctors of various Ministries/Departments of the Central Government would be benefitted,” Shri Nadda informed.

According to the Cabinet decision, the superannuation age of doctors under the administrative control of the respective Ministries/Departments [M/o 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) has been enhanced to 65 years.

The enhancement of age of superannuation of doctors other than Central Health Service (CHS) doctors to 65 years in the following manner:

  1. Ex-post facto approval to enhance the superannuation age of doctors of Indian Railways Medical Service to 65 years.
  2. 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.
  3. 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].
  4. 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 positions.

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 healthcare services.

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 sanctioned posts.

The Union Cabinet has 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 positions.

 




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  1. All PSUs like SAIL,COAL INDIA has big hospitals catering tertiary healthcare,immunizations,family planning servicses in the tribal areas of Odisha,Chatishgarh,Kharkhand having acute shortage of doctors ,their retirement is still 60 years,the than Coal and Energy Minister Mr Piush Goel asked for enhancing retirement age of doctors to 65 years but unfortunately still it is not carried out.Like government doctors doctors working in big PSU hospitals should be enhanced to 65 from present 60.thanks.

  2. Yes,absolutely correct because in the coal hospitals the senior doctors are retiring but in those vacant places no specialist young doctors are ready to join in far flung remote coal hospitals as a result the coal workers and the other village patients are suffering in the coal belt.Our Honorable Prime Minister will look into this matter very shortly.

  3. Why not just murder all young doctors and their small children, that way senior doctors can continue in their post ad infinitum… Best solution for imaginary shortage of doctors

  4. Ridiculous idea. Government should give opportunity to newcomers. They promised to provide jobs to youths but are doing the opposite. Huge number of posts are vacant & more would have been for new doctors after retirement of seniors at 62. This government is ruining the health sector step by step. Anti-youth government.

  5. U R crazy sir ..So many jobs are vacant but youngsters are not ready to take up Govt Jobs as teh salaries are fixed and limited unlike in Private Practice..Young doctors want jobs in only Big cities and do not want to move to areas where there is requirement ..that is the real Problem.this increase in age to 65 years will affect hardly 1445 who are working in the Ocean of 1 million doctors !!!