Extension of Retirement age of CAPF personnel to 60 years in pursuance to the order of Hon’ble Delhi High Court

Extension of Retirement age of CAPF personnel to 60 years in pursuance to the order of Hon’ble Delhi High Court

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 377

ANSWERED ON THE 20TH NOVEMBER, 2019/ KARTIKA 29, 1941 (SAKA)

RETIREMENT AGE OF CAPF PERSONNEL

377.            SHRIMATI VIJILA SATHYANANTH:

Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that Government has fixed the retirement age of all Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel at 60 years;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the extension of retirement age of CAPF personnel from 57 to 60 years will affect in any way the new recruitment of personnel in the armed police forces; and

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(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI NITYANAND RAI)

(a)  to (d): Yes Sir.

MHA vide Order dated 19th Aug, 2019 has fixed the age of retirement in CRPF, BSF, ITBP and SSB as 60 years irrespective of rank, in pursuance to the order of Hon’ble Delhi High Court dated 04.02.2019 in WP(C) No.695/2019. The age of retirement in CISF and regular cadre of Paramilitary Component in Assam Rifles, irrespective of rank, was already 60 years prior to the MHA’s Order dated 19th Aug, 2019. Hence it will not have any effect in CISF and Assam Rifles. However, there will be some impact on recruitment of personnel in the years 2020, 2021 & 2022 in respect of CRPF, BSF, ITBP & SSB as the vacancies which would have arisen due to normal retirement would not be arising in the said years.

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Source: Rajyasabha (English / Hindi)

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