Cabinet raises retirement age for doctors to 65

New Delhi:The union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the increase in the retirement age of central government doctors to 65 years, union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. "Keeping in mind the shortage of doctors, a decision has been taken to increase the retirement age of doctors from 62 years to 65 years," Prasad said.  The cabinet decision comes in the wake of an announcement to the effect made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally in Uttar Pradesh last month.  A statement from the health ministry on May 31 said the proposal was approved and would be applicable from May 31.