There is no proposal to increase the age of retirement of central government employees from existing 60 to 62 years, the government said on Wednesday.
"No," said Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, and in Prime Minister's Office, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha when asked whether there is any proposal under consideration of the government to raise the retirement age.
There are about 50 lakh central government employees working in various departments across the country.
The Centre raised the retirement age of its employees to 60 from 58 years way back in 1998.
Details of Lok Sabha Question :-
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 796
ANSWERED ON 16.07.2014
Raising Retirement Age
796. SHRI M. RAJA MOHAN REDDY:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:
(a) whether there is any proposal under the consideration of the Government to raise the retirement age of Central Government employees; and
(b) if so, the details thereof?