No proposal to reduce Retirement age – Minister

No proposal to reduce Retirement age of Central Government Employees from 60 to 58 years – Replies Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

No Reduction of Retirement Age for Central Government  Employees

There is no proposal under consideration of Government to reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years for its employees.

The retirement age for Central Government employees was revised from 58 to 60 years in 1997 on the basis of recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission.

The Centre’s total wages and salaries bill for its employees for the year 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 is Rs. 85,963.50 crore, Rs. 92,264.88 crore and Rs. 1,04,759.71 crore, respectively.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Dr. T Subbarami Reddy and Smt. Ambika Soni in Rajya Sabha, today.

Source: Press Information Bureau

Press Release of Ministry of Home Affairs

Attention of the Government has been drawn to some news items appearing in a section of the press regarding proposal of the Central Government to reduce the retirement age of Central Government employees from 60 years to 58 years.

Click here to read the new item published in Financial Express regarding reduction of retirement age of Central Government Employees

It is clarified that Government has no proposal to reduce the age of Central Government employees from 60 years to 58 years.

Source : Press Information Bureau

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