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Uniform Age of Retirement for CAPF Personnel

Published on August 20, 2019
Current context: The Union Home Ministry order made all personnel of the forces to superannuate at the age of 60, instead of 57 years.
Uniform Age of Retirement for CAPF Personnel 
  • The personnel of the forces includes the Central Reserve Police Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Border Security Force, Sashastra Seema Bal.
  • The development is triggered by a January order of the Delhi High Court, which has declared the different age of superannuation of personnel as “discriminatory and unconstitutional”.
  • According to the present policy, all personnel in the Central Industrial Security Force and the Assam Rifles retire at the age of 60 and personnel in CRPF, SSB, BSF, ITBP from the ranks of commandant to the constable retire at the age of 57.
  • These forces are deployed across the country for conducting operations of internal security like anti-Naxal operations, counterterrorism, border guarding and maintenance of law and order.


Q.1 The government has recently made a uniform age of retirement for CAPF personnel to?
a. 60 years
b. 57 years
c. 65 years
d. 58 years

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