Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Defence Forces To Increase Retirement Age Of Officers By 1-3 Years From April 2021

The Department of Military Affairs (DMA) is planning to implement a new proposal, which states that the retirement age of all defense officers of India will increase by 1-3 years by April 2021.

The proposal comes after the government received positive feedback to extend of retirement age. The Department of Military Affairs (DMA) is planning to implement the new retirement age from April 2021.

   “The proposal on retirement age for Colonels, Brigadiers, and major general rank officers and their equivalents in Army and Navy would be increased by three, two, and one year respectively” the news was released by the top government officials.

DMA led by CDS General Bipin Rawat said that the new reforms would be effective from April 2021. The aim to implement the new retirement age is to retain the highly skilled manpower in the defense forces. The retirement age of Colonels and equivalents in the Air Force and Navy has been increased from 57 to the existing 54 years.

Brigadiers and their equivalents are now proposed to retire at the age of 58 years rather than the present age of 56. Major Generals would get an extension of a year and will retire at 59 in place of 58 years. The retirement age of Lieutenant General continues to remain the same at 60 years.  

The retirement age for junior commissioned officers and jawans in the technical, logistics and medical branches has been increased to 57 years.