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No proposal to increase the age of retirement of Government employees: Govt. reply in Rajya Sabha

There is no proposal at present to increase the age of retirement of central government employees to 62 years, Rajya Sabha was informed today. As

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There is no proposal at present to increase the age of retirement of central government employees to 62 years, Rajya Sabha was informed today.
As per rules, every government servant shall retire on attaining the age of 60 years, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy said in a written reply.
“At present, there is no proposal to increase the age of retirement of government employees,” he said.
There are about 50 lakh central government employees working in various departments including the railways across the country.
Recent media reports had claimed that the government was working on a proposal to increase the age of service by two years as part of government’s plan to defer payouts in the form of pensions and other payments to check fiscal deficit.

The Centre had in 1998 raised the retirement age of its employees to 60 from 58 years.
See detials of Rajya Sabha Q&A:-
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1465

ANSWERED ON-22.08.2013

Plan to increase retirement age of Government employees

1465 . SHRI PANKAJ BORA

(a) whether Government has any plan to increase the retirement age of Government employees; and

(b) if so, by when and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)

(a) & (b): As per Fundamental Rule 56(a) except as otherwise provided, every Government servant shall retire on attaining the age of 60 years. At present, there is no proposal to increase the age of retirement of Government employees.

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Source: Rajya Sabha Q&A

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  • c b tripathi 8 years ago

    Employment is the problem of India,consequently ,youths are diverting towards un-productive activities,therefore it is very essential to reduce age of retirement in the interest of youth.

    C B TRIPATHI.