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Retirement age of KAAC employees extended

By Correspondent

DIPHU, Sept 18 � Through an administrative resolution, the executive committee of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council recently extended the tenure of service of its employees from 60 years to 62 years. The decision was the result of a deal with the employees� association which has been demanding extension of service by five years.

According to an official source, nearly 30 KAAC officials, including the Deputy Secretary, Joint Secretary, Supervisor, Office Superintendent, LDAs, UDAs and Grade IV staff, were supposed to retire in 2015.

Even though the decision has been welcomed by these 30 employees, who consider the extension as �pension benefit� (as KAAC employees are not entitled to annuities unlike Assam Government employees), a large section of other KAAC employees feel that unemployment would increase and the youths would lose the scope of employment due to it.

Hindi Divas: The Hindi Divas was observed at Bakalia in two separate programmes on Monday. The Hindi Bhashi Chatra Sanstha and the Bhojpuri Chatra Sangh observed the day.

The Bhojpuri Chatra Sangh organised a public meeting at the Bakalia Town Janata Higher Secondary School where a host of Congress workers and elected representatives of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council were present. MP Biren Sing Engti, who was the chief guest, stressed the importance of the Hindi language in promoting national unity.

In a separate ceremony, the Hindi Bhasi Chatra Sanstha organised a programme in the Rajapathar locality of Bakalia with acclaimed author and Padmashree awardee Rongbong Terang as the chief guest. The meeting was presided over by Ashok Chauhan, president of Hindi Bhashi Chatra Sanstha.

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