Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided to increase the retirement age for medical officers under the medical and health services group 'A' category in the state to 60, from 58.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here.
The decision will be implemented with retrospective effect from May 31, an official said after the Cabinet meeting.
Officers holding post graduate diplomas and degrees will be given special increments to ensure availability of sufficient human resources to provide health services.
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.
The Cabinet also approved a draft of the Maharashtra Acupuncture Treatment Act-2015. This will help in better coordination of acupuncture treatment.
At the meeting, it was decided to shortlist three backward cooperative ginning mills for financial assistance under the 12th Five Year Plan.