The Ministry of Home Affairs released the order No : F.N.45020/1/2019/Legal-I, dated August 19, 2019 to fixed the retirement age for all Central Armed Police Officers (CAPF) at 60 years
As per the MHA Order, the retirement age will be applicable to personnel of Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF), Border Security Forces (BSF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bai (SSB), Central Industry Security Force (CISF) and regular cadre of the Paramilitary Component of the Assam Rifles (AR).
The MHA had to fix an age for retirement after the High Court of Delhi in a case WP(C) No. 1951/2012 between Deputy Commandant (ITBP) Dev Sharma vs Union of India (UOI) directed the respondent to arrive at a retirement age which will be uniform for all members of CAPFs
The retirement age will come into immediate effect from the date of issue the order, the date of issue the order is August 19, 2019.