Task force formed to study age limit for Nepal Police and APF

Published On: May 30, 2024 08:41 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 30: A task force has been formed to study the service age limit for Nepal Police and Armed Police Force (APF). 

Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane has formed a 7-member task force under the coordination of Jhakka Acharya, joint secretary of the ministry and head of the personal division. 

One DIG of Nepal Police and APF each, an Under Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, an Under Secretary (Law) of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), a security expert appointed by the ministry and an under secretary of MoHA and head of police personnel administration branch Krishna Gaire will be the members of the task force.

The task force has been asked to comprehensively review the existing laws and regulations, with a mandate to propose recommendations within a month. These suggestions are to be informed by an examination of international practices.

Currently, the retirement age for Nepal Police varies depending on the position held. Notably, the chiefs of the Nepal Police, APF, and National Investigation Department retire at the age of 58. However, there is effort from these agencies to advocate for an extension of the retirement age to 60 years.

The age limit for civil servants is currently 58 years. The Federal Civil Service Bill pending in parliament proposes the limit to be increased to 60 years of age.

In the budget statement for the fiscal year 2024/25, it is mentioned that the retirement age of security personnel will be reviewed. MoHA has formed a study task force, according to the provision in the budget. 


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