11 Dec, 2014 8:45p.m.

No proposal to hike retirement age : Minister at Rajya Sabha

Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh has clarified that there is no proposal to hike the retirement age of central government employees from the existing 60 to 62 years. The minister was answering the question on whether the government has decided to increase the retirement age of the employees at Rajya Sabha 

Minister also informed that there is no proposal to fill up the backlog vacancies of SCs, STs and OBCs with general category candidates. 

He informed the House that around 1.75 lakh employees retire from the central government every year.

The Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare has launched an initiative on a pilot basis for 2000 pensioners to help in the individual in transiting smoothly to a post-retirement life.

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