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Posted at: May 16, 2019, 7:00 AM; last updated: May 16, 2019, 11:17 AM (IST)

Retirement age in all CAPFs to be 60 soon

Retirement age in all CAPFs to be 60 soon

New Delhi, May 15

The retirement age of CAPF personnel is set to be fixed at 60 years after the Supreme Court recently dismissed a special leave petition (SLP) filed by the government against the direction of the Delhi High Court to resolve an existing anomaly, official sources said today.

Sources in the security establishment said the Central government has time till May-end to implement the directive of the Delhi High Court and after consultations with all the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), it is “certain” that the age of superannuation in all the forces will be made uniform, well before the deadline.

The Supreme Court on May 10 dismissed an SLP filed by the Union government in which the latter had stated that such decisions were not for the courts to decide.

Ankur Chibber, counsel for a retired CAPF official who first petitioned the Delhi High Court over the discrepancy, said as the SLP has been dismissed by the apex court last week, the government will now have to “implement the Delhi High Court order by May-end which had said on January 31 that uniformity should be maintained across all ranks and forces when it comes to the age of retirement.” “Even the 7th pay commission had said so,” Chibber said.

The six CAPFs are the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the Assam Rifles.

According to the present policy, all personnel in the CISF and the Assam Rifles retire at the age of 60 while in the rest four forces, personnel in the ranks of constable up to commandant (SSP equivalent) retire at  57, while those above them superannuate after attaining 60. — PTI 


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