In a major relief to the teaching faculty at the National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE), the administration of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has increased the retirement age of nurses from 62 to 65. The institute is located inside the PGIMER campus and offers courses in BSc and MSc in nursing education.
The decision was taken in the governing body meeting of the institute held on October 15 in Delhi and chaired by union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. Fifteen faculty members working as lecturers at the institute will benefit. This was a long-pending demand of the lecturers. The tutors and lectures posted at another institute called National Institute of Paramedical Sciences have started demanding that their retirement age be increased to 65.