ITANAGAR, June 25 - Much to the delight of the State Government employees, the Pema Khandu-led BJP Government in Arunachal Pradesh has decided to extend the retirement age of State Government employees from existing 58 years to 60 years with effect from January 1, 2018.
The government�s decision to enhance the employees� retirement age came days after the apex body of the State Government employees, Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP), had threatened to resume their suspended agitation from June 28 if the government failed to meet their three-point charter of demands, including implementation of FR-56 pertaining to retirement age at 60 years, by June 27.
A statement from CMO here today said that the matter was under consideration of the State Government for past many months and was discussed in the Cabinet in two separate occasions.
�After threadbare discussion, the Government observed that there are various categories of employees who are already having the benefit of retirement age of 60 years. In order to do away with differential retirement age for the regular employees serving under the same government, the State Government decided to raise the retirement age of such employees from existing 58 to 60 years.�
�However, taking into account the procedural time of statutory changes to be made to the new scheme, the Government decided to implement it with effect from January 1, 2018,� the statement added.
With this development, the State Government expected its employees to imbibe a healthy work culture and serve the State and its people with more zeal and enthusiasm, it said.