Retirement Age of Nursing Personnel Enhanced to 62 years

Finance, ,

Finance (Audit) Department
325, Sarat Chandra Chatterjee Road, Howrah-711102.

No. 6178-F(P1) Dated, Howrah, the 25th September, 2018


It has been experienced for some time past that for providing proper health care to the people of the State through the Government Hospitals, Health Centres etc. there is acute shortfall of Nursing Personnel in the State and it is found hardly possible to remove such shortfall in near future through fresh recruitment as the existing Nursing Training Schools of the State having their existing infrastructure will not be able to provide required number of such personnel.

In order to overcome such situation to some extent and considering all aspects of the matter, the Governor is hereby pleased to direct that notwithstanding anything contained in rule 75 of the West Bengal Service Rules, Part-I and the West Bengal Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefit) Rules, 1971, the age of retirement of all categories of nursing personnel as per the annexed Schedule who are holding regular appointment and are in service on the 1st September, 2018 shall be enhanced from 60 (sixty) years to 62 (sixty two) years, with immediate effect.

The Governor, in this regard, is also pleased to direct that all other rules/orders/notifications regulating terms and conditions of Service of such personnel including the rules regarding Death-cum-Retirement Benefits and the rules regulating voluntary retirement shall remain unaltered except to the above extent.

Necessary amendments in the West Bengal Service Rules, Part-I shall be made in due course.

By order of the Governor

Sd/- H.K. Dwivedi
Additional Chief Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 6178-F dated 25.09.2018, Source