Chandigarh: Retirement age of PGI doctors may be upped

A recommendation for increasing the age of doctors was made by the institute body and governing body of the AIIMS in New Delhi on Friday.

By: ADIL AKHZER | Chandigarh | Published:October 22, 2016 6:00 am

The retirement age of doctors working at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) may be increased from 65 to 67 years. A recommendation for increasing the age of doctors was made by the institute body and governing body of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Friday. Sources said that the change in the retirement age was presented as the table agenda before the members during the meetings. “It was recommended that the age of AIIMS faculty members be increased from 65 to 67 years.

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The file will now go to a Union Cabinet Committee for clearance,” said an official. “There is no time frame for the clearance.”

The official said there was a likelihood that the same decision would be replicated at PGI, once it got the final nod. “The faculty rules are same in AIIMS and PGI. Once it is cleared by the Central government, it could apply to PGI as well.”

A senior PGI professor said that it “depends on how the ministry would take up things of this policy change”.