SC issues notice to Centre over army doctors' plea to raise retirement age

| Updated: Jul 29, 2016 20:54 IST

New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Central Government over a plea of eight army doctors challenging the retirement age of 58 prescribed in the armed forces. The apex court will hear the petition on Monday. The army doctors have sought parity with doctors in other doctors working with central government whose retirement age has been set at 65. The doctors, all of Colonel rank, reportedly including Amitabh Thapliyal, AK Hota, Yogesh Verma have sought a direction to Ministries of Defence, Health, Chief of Army Staff and Director General Armed Forces Medical Services that the notification of May 13 be followed to enhance their age of superannuation to 65 years. (ANI)