A proposal to increase retirement age across all ranks below Lieutenant General level in the armed forces is in advanced stages and could get government sanction soon. The proposal also suggests a new mechanism to cut premature pension of service personnel. Sources in the defence establishment indicated that there is resistance among some sections of the forces to the proposal, and that Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat, has been made aware of it.The sources said that during a presentation given by the three services to the CDS in October, the displeasure of some service personnel to the proposed scheme was conveyed
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DMA moots raising retirement age, cut in pension in forces
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