The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.
The cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for the increase of the age of superannuation in respect of general duty medical officers of central armed police forces and Assam Rifles from 60 to 65 years, an official statement said.
The retirement age of specialist medical officers of central armed police forces and Assam Rifles has also been upped from 60 to 65 years.
The move will help in the retention of officers in specialist and general duty medical cadres and thereby help in better patient care, proper academic activities in medical colleges as well as the effective implementation of national health programmes for delivery of health care services, the statement said.
The central police forces are: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF-India), National Security Guards (NSG) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).