The Punjab government Thursday decided to enhance retirement age for government medical teachers to 60 years.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Punjab cabinet here.
The retirement age has been increased for medical, dental and ayurvedic teachers.
The government also announced that vacant posts of medical teachers would be filled with re-employment of teachers who retired in 2006-07.
The decision has been taken to save medical colleges in Punjab from disaffiliation from the Medical Council of India (MCI).
In some medical colleges there was an acute shortage of medical teachers in various disciplines.