UP Mooting Increasing Retirement Age Of Govt Doctors From 62 To 65 Years
Lucknow, January 11 (TNA) To overcome the shortage of doctors in government hospitals, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is learnt to be considering increasing their retirement age from 62 to 65 years, media reports suggest. Feedback has been sought from top level departmental officers for this, it further added.
At the same time, it is being considered not to transfer specialist doctors who have the role of guide in DNB training before three years. The Special Secretary of the Health Department has sought a report from the Director General Medical in this regard within three days.
The retirement age of health department doctors will be 65 years on the lines of medical teachers in medical colleges. It has also been suggested that requirements, levels and place of posting of generalist, specialist and super specialist doctors should not be homogenised.
Presently all the posts in the department were created before 2007. Since then the population has increased considerably. A director general has the responsibility of overseeing several health programmes. There are also a limited number of posts at the level of Director and Additional Director. They also remain vacant for a long time.