In a bid to reduce shortage of doctors in the state, the Central cabinet on Wednesday decided to extend their retirement age of Central Government doctors, other than Central Health Service doctors to 65 years.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
While addressing media, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said,''Retirement age of Central Government doctors, other than Central Health Service doctors, to be increased to 65 yrs.''
Cabinet also approved permanent transfer of land measuring 1899 sq mtr at Lucknow Intl Airport by AAI to Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation.
Several other announcements were also made during the cabinet meeting.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh said,''An umbrella scheme for Police modernisation approved by CCS with an investment of Rs 25,060 Cr for 2017-18, 18-19, 19-20. An additional allocation of Rs 100 Cr has been provided for North East.''
Rajnath also said,''Internal security, law & order, women security, weapons procurement, hiring of helicopters etc to be covered under the scheme. Additional allocation of Rs 100 Cr provided for NE for police infrastructure upgradation, training institutes, investigation facilities.''
In order to improve mobile phone connectivity, the Cabinet approved installation of telecom towers in all army cantonments, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Cabinet also approved signing of India-Ethiopia Agreement on cooperation in Information, Communication and Media. It further approved signing and ratification of Bilateral Investment Treaty between India and Belarus
The Cabinet further announced that the India-Afghanistan MoU will be signed, on Technical Cooperation in Police Training and Development.