Chennai: After the Madras High Court directed the director of medical education of Tamil Nadu to consider the representation relating to enhancement of age of superannuation of government doctors from 58 to 65 years, a section of the government doctors in the state are opposing the representation stating that it would reduce the opportunities for young doctors.
Filing a public interest litigation, Dr. K.Purushotham, Associate Professor of Medicine, Madras Medical College, (MMC) General Hospital referred to an amendment made by Medical Council of India in 2007, by which the age of retirement of government doctors and also for professors was raised to 70 years.
And as per All India Medical Council's notification several States in India had increased the age of superannuation to 65 years.
He sent a representation to the authorities on November 23, 2017. If the retirement age is enhanced, 800 Government doctors would benefit.
Disposing of the writ petition, the first bench directed the health secretary, chief secretary and the Director of Medical Education of Tamil Nadu to consider the representation of the petitioner in accordance with law and increase the retirement age to 65....