No change in retirement age of Punjab govt employees

Rejecting demands from various employees unions to raise superannuation age by two years as promised by the ruling SAD in its election manifesto, the Punjab government today decided that the retirement age will remain at 58.

The decision not to change the retirement age was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, an official spokesman said.

The meeting, however, in principle gave its approval to increase the age for entry into government service from existing 35 to 37 years.

Several quarters have been putting pressure on the state government not to increase the retirement age as it would hamper promotional avenues for the youth and slow down of recruitment process, sources said.

Source : PTI

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