No proposal to raise retirement age of government employees
NEW DELHI: There is no proposal to increase the age of retirement of central government employees from existing 60 to 62 years, the government said today.
"No," said Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, and in Prime Minister's Office, in a written reply in Lok Sabha when asked whether there is any proposal under consideration of the government to raise the retirement age.
There are about 50 lakh central government employees working in various departments across the country.
The Centre had in 1998 raised the retirement age of its employees to 60 from 58 years.
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No Proposal regarding raising the retirement age before the Government
Following is the text of the Press Statement issued by the Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions today, to clarify that there is no proposal before the Government regarding raising the retirement age of Central Government employees from 60 years to 62 years :-
“Attention of the Government has been drawn to reports appearing in some sections of the media regarding raising the retirement age of Central Government employees from 60 to 62 years.
In order to put at rest all such speculations, it is clarified that there is no such proposal before the Government.”