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Maharashtra government increased the retirement age of medical officers from 58 to 60

The Cabinet also approved a proposal to amend the lacunae in the Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1994, and increase quantum of punishment for crimes pertaining to human organ transplants.

Aug 5, 2015 13:13 IST
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Maharashtra government on 4 August 2015 increased the retirement age for group 'A' category medical officers from 58 to 60 years. The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet in Mumbai and will be implemented with retrospective effect from 31 May 2015.

This means that the relaxation will be provided for all those who retired on 31 May 2015.

The state government also decided to award special increments to officers holding post graduate diplomas and degrees to ensure availability of sufficient human resources to provide health services.

Besides, the Cabinet approved a proposal to amend the lacunae in the Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1994, and increase quantum of punishment for crimes pertaining to human organ transplants.

It also decided to grant financial assistance to three new cotton mills that will generate employment for about 1000 people.

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