According to the present policy, all personnel in the Central Industrial Security Force and the Assam Rifles retire at the age of 60.
A three-tier security ring will be thrown around the counting centres in the State on May 23. Counting of votes for Lok Sabha and Assembly seats will be held simultaneously at 62 centres.
The court order came in January, when it gave four months to MHA to take all consequential steps for implementing the court’s judgement.
17th Lok Sabha elections are scheduled to be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. Results will be declared on May 23.
It sad it will have more low medical category cases if the retirement age of personnel, up to the commandant rank, is increased from 57-60 years.
The 28 major infrastructure projects inaugurated by the home minister belonged to the CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB, besides the Delhi Police, Land Ports Authority of India, and the NDRF.
The meeting discussed various implications once these four forces also have the retirement age of all its personnel at 60 years like the CISF and Assam Rifles, a senior official privy to the meeting s
The decision of the Ministry of Home Affairs came a week after 40 CRPF jawans were killed in a terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.
The CRPF has the maximum constable ranks with 21,566, followed by the BSF (16,984), the SSB (8,546), the ITBP (4,126) and the Assam Rifles (3,076).
A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Sanjeev Narula struck down the rules saying that such discrimination would lead to "lowering of the morale" of the CAPF personnel.
A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and U U Lalit said that there was no reason for these policemen to doubt the SIT and the probe conducted by it in these cases.
State and Central authorities are planning to introduce a psychometric test in the recruitment process of the country’s police and paramilitary forces, Union Home Ministry officials said.