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Resentment over new retirement age

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GUWAHATI, Aug 12 - Professors teaching at the medical colleges in Assam are dissatisfied over the fixing of the new retirement age, maintaining that the step is derogatory and needs a rethink.

Under the new policy, the Assam Government wants to retire professors and medical college principals at the age of 65. Medical college teachers under lower designations will now retire on attaining the age of 62. The Medical College Teachers� Association of Assam (MCTAA) is asking for a uniform retirement age across all designations.

MCTAA president Dr Sajid Ahmed said the matter was raised at a recent meeting between office-bearers of the association and the Government of Assam. The government side was led by Additional Chief Secretary SC Das. The teachers� forum also asked the government to take steps to fill up vacant administrative posts in the medical colleges as per government norms. The teachers stressed on the formulation of modalities of transfer and posting of medical college faculty � from the posts of registrar to professor.

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Resentment over new retirement age

GUWAHATI, Aug 12 - Professors teaching at the medical colleges in Assam are dissatisfied over the fixing of the new retirement age, maintaining that the step is derogatory and needs a rethink.

Under the new policy, the Assam Government wants to retire professors and medical college principals at the age of 65. Medical college teachers under lower designations will now retire on attaining the age of 62. The Medical College Teachers� Association of Assam (MCTAA) is asking for a uniform retirement age across all designations.

MCTAA president Dr Sajid Ahmed said the matter was raised at a recent meeting between office-bearers of the association and the Government of Assam. The government side was led by Additional Chief Secretary SC Das. The teachers� forum also asked the government to take steps to fill up vacant administrative posts in the medical colleges as per government norms. The teachers stressed on the formulation of modalities of transfer and posting of medical college faculty � from the posts of registrar to professor.