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All CAPF personnel to retire at 60 now

The MHA has fixed the retirement age after the Delhi HC called the policy of different age unconstitutional

ET Bureau|
Aug 20, 2019, 07.52 AM IST
NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has fixed the retirement age for all Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel at 60 years, an order issued on Monday said.

All personnel in the Central Industrial Security Force and the Assam Rifles retire at 60. However, in the other four forces—Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal—those from the ranks of constable to commandant retire at 57 while those above them retire at 60.

The home ministry directive comes in the wake of a January order of the Delhi High Court where it had called the policy of different age of superannuation as “discriminatory and unconstitutional”, and said it created two classes in the uniformed forces.

The Monday order also directed all the forces to “comply with the court order and amend provisions of rules.”
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