DoPT Official Statement: Reduction of age of Retirement from 60 years to 58 years regarding
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND TRAINING)
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1529
(ANSWERED ON: 27.11.2019)
1529. SHRI KAUSHAL KISHORE:
SHRI UPENDRA SINGH RAWAT:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:-
(a) whether there is any proposal before the Government to decrease the retirement age of Central Government employees from 60 years to 58 years or under article 56(J) of compulsory retirement on attaining the age of 50 years;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) : No Sir. Presently, there is no proposal to reduce age of retirement on superannuation from 60 years to 58 years.
There are provisions under Fundamental Rules (FR) 56(j), Rule 48 of Central Civil Services (CCS) (Pension) Rules, 1972 and Rule 16(3) (Amended) of All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) [AIS (DCRB)] Rules, 1958, according to which the Government has the absolute right to retire Government officials prematurely, on the ground of lack of integrity or ineffectiveness, in public interest, by giving notice of not less than three months in writing or three month’s pay and allowances in lieu of such notice:
(i) If he is, in Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ service or post in a substantive, quasi-permanent or temporary capacity and had entered Government service before attaining the age of 35 years, after he has attained the age of 50 years;
(ii) In any other case after he has attained the age of 55 years.
(b) & (c): Does not arise.