New Delhi: With the Defence Ministry rejecting his complaint on age row, the Chief of Army staff General VK Singh is considering to approach the court over the age issue.

Singh on Monday held a meeting with Adjutant General Lt Gen JP Nehra.

The Adjutant Genera’s branch in the Army has been supporting Singh’s claim that his date of birth is May 10, 1951, which allows him an extra ten months in office. However, in the Military Secretary’s Branch, his registered date of birth is May 10, 1950 and he will have to retire on May 31 this year. 

Amid reports, Singh may consider legal recourse on the age issue.

Meanwhile, reigniting the issue politically, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said, “This is a serious matter. People in Defence are given a high regard in our society.”

He was also quick to add, “We have left the decision on the Defence Ministry.”

Earlier on December 30, the Defence Ministry had rejected his plea to change his date of birth.

According to sources, the Defence Minister after a personal meeting with the Army Chief had issued an order on the basis of Attorney General’s opinion that May 10, 1950 will be considered as Army Chief’s date of birth and he will have to retire on May 31 this year.

(JPN/Bureau)