F.R. 56(a) Except as otherwise provided in this rule, every Government
servant shall retire from service on the afternoon of the last day
of the month in which he attains the age of sixty years:
Provided that a Government servant whose date of birth is the first
of a month shall retire from service on the afternoon of the last
day of the preceding month on attaining the age of sixty years.
Provided further that a Government servant who has attained the age
of fifty-eight years on or before the first day of May, 1998 and is
on extension in service, shall retire from the service on expiry of
his extended period of service.
Or on the expiry of any further extension in service granted by the
Central Government in public interest, provided that no such
extension in service shall be granted beyond the age of 60 years.
(b) A workman who is governed by these rules shall retire from
service on the afternoon of the last day of the month in which he
attains the age of sixty years.
(bb) The age of superannuation in respect of specialists included in
the Teaching, Non-Teaching and Public Health Sub-cadres of Central
Health Service shall be 62 years.
“Provided that for the specialist included in the Teaching
sub-cadres of the Central Health Service who are engaged only in
teaching activities and not occupying administrative positions, the
age of superannuation shall be sixty-five years:
provided further that such specialist of the Teaching Sub-cadres of
Central Health Service who are occupying administrative positions
shall have the option of seeking appointment to the teaching
positions in case they wish to continue in service up to sixty-five
(bbb) The age of superannuation in respect of nursing teaching
faculty with M.Sc in Nursing in the Central Government Nursing
Institutions shall be 65 years subject to the condition that they
continue to function as faculty members after the age of 60 years.
(d) No Government servant shall be granted extension in service
beyond the age of retirement of sixty years:
Provided that a Government servant dealing with budget work or
working as a full-time member of a Committee which is to be wound up
within a short period of time may be granted extension of service
for a period not exceeding three months in public interest;
Provided further that a specialist in medical or scientific fields
may be granted extension of service up to the age of sixty-two
years, if such extension is in public interest and the grounds for
such extension are recorded in writing:
Provided also that an eminent scientist of international stature may
be granted extension of service up to the age of 64 years, if such
extension is in public interest and the grounds for such extension
are recorded in writing.
Provided also that the Central Government may, if considers
necessary in public interest so to do, give extension in service to
the Defence Secretary, Foreign Secretary, Home Secretary, Director,
Intelligence Bureau, Secretary, Research and Analysis Wing and
Director, Central Bureau of Investigation in the Central Government
for such period or periods as it may deem proper on a case-to-case
basis, subject to the condition that the total term of such
Secretaries or Directors, as the case may be, who are given such
extension in service under this rule, does not exceed two years.
Provided also that notwithstanding anything contained in the fifth
proviso, the Central Government may, if considers it necessary, in
public interest, so to do, give an extension in service for a
further period not exceeding three months beyond the said period of
two years to the Home Secretary and the Defence Secretary.
Provided also that, the Central Government may, if considered
necessary in public interest so to do, give extension of service to
the Secretary, Department of Space and the Secretary, Department of
Atomic Energy, for such period or periods as it may deem proper
subject to a maximum age of 66 years.
Provided also that the Appropriate Authority shall have the right to
terminate the extension of service before the expiry of such
extension by giving a notice in writing of not less than three
months in the case of a permanent or a quasi-permanent Government
servant, or, of one month in the case of a temporary Government
servant, or pay and allowances in lieu of such notice.