Monday, July 21, 2014

No retirement age hike : Govt. cleared the air again

For the second time this year, there is sensational news about the retirement age of Central Government employees!

Will the retirement age of Central Government employees be extended by another two years, from 60 to 62? This is one of the hottest topics of discussion among Central Government employees these days. 

The reason for this excitement is the reply given by the Minister concerned to the question raised by Raja Mohan Reddy in the Parliament. With the change of government, the question was asked in order to find out the state of mind of the new Government.
Central Government had raised the retirement age of its employees to 60 from 58 years in 1998.

The Minister’s reply is given below: 

Whether there is any proposal under the consideration of the Government to raise the retirement age of Central Government employees..?
No, there is no proposal to increase the age of retirement of central government employees from existing 60 to 62 years, Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, and in Prime Minister’s Office, said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on 16.7.2014.


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