Enhancing of Retirement age of Doctors

To address the problem of acute shortage of doctors in various sub-cadres of the Central Health Service (CHS), for improved patient care, proper academic activities in the Central Government Medical Colleges and for more effective implementation of national health programmes, the Central Government, vide Notification No. GSR 567(E) dated 31.05.2016, has enhanced the age of superannuation of doctors of Non-Teaching Specialist, Public Health Specialist and General Duty Medical Officer sub-cadres of CHS to 65 years.

As per Screening Test Regulations, 2002 a framework already exists for Indian students who have obtained primary medical qualification from abroad to get registered in India to practice after clearing the Foreign Medical Graduate Exam.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Faggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.


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