Age row: Breather for Army chief, govt withdraws order

VK Singh
New Delhi, Feb 10: Army chief General VK Singh on Friday, Feb 10 told the Supreme Court that government has withdrawn its December order rejecting his statutory complaint on age row.

While the Supreme Court had given the option to the government to withdraw the order over his date of birth, General Singh has got another chance to file a statutory appeal before the government.

He was asked by the court why didn't he get his date of birth corrected with the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) which had recorded it as May 10, 1950.

General VK Singh had filed a petition regarding modification of his date of birth to 1951, as he wants his date of birth to be modified as 1951 in all the army records.

According to the government documents, it has been found that both 1950 and 1951 were recorded. Read More:(Govt rules out to compromise with army chief age row.)

The government has said that it cannot change the records that helped General Singh establish seniority when he is granted major promotions.

If May 10, 1950 is considered as his date of birth, then General Singh will retire this year, but if the court judges the other way, he will be given one more year in the office.

Meanwhile, Mr Singh has said in the petition that it was completely on the government to decide on his tenure.

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