Retirement age of doctors under Central Govt raised to 65 yrs

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Superannuation age of all doctors in Central Health Service has been enhanced to 65 years with effect from today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said about the decision that will benefit about 4000 doctors.
“Central Government has decided to enhance superannuation age of all doctors in Central Health Service to 65 years with effect 31st May 2016,” he tweeted.
“With this step, we retain our experienced doctors for a longer period & provide quality health services to citizens, particularly the poor,” Modi added in another tweet.
There are about 4000 doctors under the Central Health Service, according to the Health Ministry website.
Modi had announced at a rally in Saharanpur on May 26 that the Union Cabinet will take a decision within a week to raise the retirement age for doctors to 65 years “whether in states or Government of India”.
Health Minister J P Nadda today said the step will empower the Government to strengthen the healthcare sector in the country.

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