Retirement Age of Doctors – Notification to increase retirement age

Age of superannuation i.r.o. Doctors shall be 62 years unless they exercise the option for teaching, clinical, patient care etc.: Amendment in FR 56 Gazette Notification

 

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS

(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 11th August, 2018

 

G.S.R. 767(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Fundamental Rules, 1922, namely :—
1. Short title and commencement.—(1)These rules may be called the Fundamental (Second Amendment) Rules, 2018.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Fundamental Rules, 1922, in rule 56, for clause (bb), the following shall be substituted, namely:- “(bb) (i) The age of superannuation in respect of the doctors belonging to–
(i) Central Health Service;
(ii) Indian Railways Medical Service;
(iii) AYUSH and working under the Ministry of AYUSH;
(iv) Civilian doctors under the Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service;
(v) Medical Officers of the Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service;
(vi) Dental Doctors under the Department of Health and Family Welfare;
(vii) Dental doctors under the Ministry of Railways; and
(viii) General Duty Medical Officers, Specialist Grade doctors and Teaching Medical Faculty working in Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre,
shall be sixty-two years unless they exercise the option of posting to Teaching, Clinical, Patient Care, Implementation of Health programmes, Public Health programmes and functions including advisory and consultancy depending on their expertise and experience, as decided by the competent authority in the concerned Ministry or Department from time to time, in case they desire to continue in their service upto the age of sixty-five years:
Provided that the age of superannuation in respect of the doctors belonging to the General Duty Medical Officers sub-cadre of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles and Specialist Medical officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles shall be sixty-five years.
(ii) The serving doctors belonging to the services referred to in sub-clause (i) who have either already attained the age of sixty-two years or attaining the age of sixty-two years within six months from the date of publication of these amendment rules in the Official Gazette, may exercise their option in regard to their posting to Teaching, Clinical, Patient Care, Implementation of Health programmes, Public Health programmes and functions including advisory and consultancy as specified in sub-clause (i), within a period of thirty days from the date of the commencement of the Fundamental (Second Amendment) Rules, 2018.

(iii) The serving doctors who fail to exercise the option in regard to their posting to Teaching, Clinical, Patient Care, Implementation of Health programmes, Public Health programmes and functions including advisory and consultancy as specified in sub-clause (i), within the period specified in sub- clause (ii), shall be superannuated form their service on attaining the age of sixty-two years or on expiry of a period of thirty days from the date of the commencement of the Fundamental (Second Amendment) Rules, 2018, whichever is later. ”.
[F. No. 25012/4/2016-Estt.(A-IV)]
GYANENDRA DEV TRIPATHI, Jt. Secy.
Note : The Fundamental Rules were published in the Gazette of India on the 1st day of January, 1922 and were last amended vide notification number G.S.R. 27(E), dated the 5th January, 2018.

 

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