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Govt reiterates : No plans to hike retirement age


29 Sep, 2013 6:59a.m.

The government on Friday made it "very clear" that there is no plan to raise retirement age of Central government employees to 62 years from the existing 60.

The minister of state for personnel V Narayanasamy told "At present, there is no thinking in the government for increasing the retirement age. That I would like to make it very clear,"

The remarks from the minister cane in the wake of media reports on retirement age hike. There were news reports and blog article quoting reports from CNBC on government's proposal on the hike. (Read : After 7th Pay Commn., retirement age likely to be hiked)

The retirement age for a majority of central government employees is 60 years. However, the age for retirement in case of teachers and scientists is 62 years.

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