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Central Health Services Doctors to provide option to serve up to 65 Years

Central Government Doctors can serve till 65 yeas by exercising option – Normal retirement Age of Doctors working for Central Government will be 62 years

Retirement Age of Doctors – Notification to increase retirement age

A.12034/4/2018-CHS.V
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health and Family Welfare

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated. 13th August, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

SUBJECT – FUNDAMENTAL (SECOND AMENDMENT) RULES, 2018 – OPTION TO BE SUBMITTED BY CHS AND DENTAL DOCTORS TO SERVE THE GOVERNMENT UPTO 65 YEARS – Reg.

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith the Department of Personnel and Training’s notification No. GSR 767(E) published in the Gazette Of lndia dated 11.08.2018 vide which the age of superannuation in respect of the doctors belonging to Central Government and Central Government entities including Central Health Service (CHS) and dental doctors under the Department of Health and Family Welfare shall be 62 years unless they exercise the Option of posting to teaching/ clinical/ patient care/implementation of health programmes/ Public Health Programmes and functions and other areas/functions including advisory and consultancy etc. depending on their expertise and experience as decided by the competent authority from time to time, in case they desire to continue in their service upto the age of 65 years.

2. In pursuance to the above mentioned notification, it has been decided that the option in the prescribed format may be submitted by the doctors of Central Health Service and dental doctors under the Department of Health and Family Welfare who have already attained the age of 62 years or attaining the age of 62 years within 6 months from the date of publication of these amendment rules dated 11.08.2018 for their further posting to teaching/ clinical/ patient care/implementation of health programmes/ Public Health Programmes and functions and other areas/functions including advisory and consultancy etc depending on the field of their expertise/experience, in case they desire to continue in the service upto the age of 65 years.

3. The serving doctors belonging to the CHS and dental doctors of Department of Health and Family Welfare who have already attained the age Of 62 years or attaining the age of 62 years within 6 months from the date of publication of these amendment rules dated 11.08.2018 may exercise their option for posting to teaching/ clinical/ patient care /implementation of health programmes/ Public Health Programmes and functions and other areas/functions including advisory and consultancy etc depending on the field of their expertise/experience, within a period of 30 days from the date of commencement of the Fundamental (Second Amendment) Rules, 2018.

4. The doctors working in Organisations /Hospitals/Institutions, etc. under the administrative control Of the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of indie and meeting the criteria mentioned in para 3 above may furnish their option through their respective Heads of Organisations Hospitals/institutions, etc. within the period specified in para 3 above to the Joint Secretary (CHS), Department of Health and Family Welfare, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-110001.

5. The serving doctors belonging to the CHS and dental doctors of Department of Health and Family Welfare who fail to exercise the option with regard to their continuation in service upto 65 years as mentioned in para 3 above shall stand superannuated from their service on attaining the age Of 62 years or on expiry of 30 days, as the case may be, from the date of commencement of the Fundamental (Second Amendment) Rules, 2018 dated 11.08.2018 whichever is later.

6. As this will be an ongoing process, the heads of Organisations, Hospitals / Institutions under the Department of Health and Family Welfare should send the ‘option’ to be submitted by the doctors who are going to attain the age of 62 years, in the prescribed format 6 months in advance, to this department i.e. to Joint Secretary (CHS), Department of Health and Family Welfare, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi. The doctors who fail to exercise the ‘option’ with regard to their continuation in service upto 65 years as mentioned in para 3 above and within the period specified above, shall stand superannuated from their service on attaining the age of 62 years.

7. The other Ministries/Department etc, concerned with the implementation of the Union Cabinet decision dated 27.06.2018 concerned with the implementation of the decision and are covered by the provisions of FR56(bb) are hereby provided a copy of the notification amending FR56(bb). A copy of Option Form prescribed for the doctors of CH8 and Dental doctors of MoHFW is enclosed for reference / guidance.

8. These instructions are available on this Department’s website i. e. www.mohfw.gov.in

9. These instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned including doctors of CHS and dental doctors under the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

ENCLS:
(I) DOPT Notification GSR 767(E) DATED 11.8.2018
(II) COPY OF OPTION FORMAT

(S.C.Rajeev)
Director

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