Haryana government reduced retirement age of government employees from 60 to 58
Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in Haryana decided to reverse the retirement age of state employees by two years.
Haryana government on 25 November 2014 reversed the retirement age of government employees from 60 to 58 years. It also reversed the retirement age of Class IV, visually impaired and handicapped employees from 62 to 60 years.
Government notification will come in effect from 30 November 2014. While, the upper age limit for fresh recruitment would remain 42 years.
The decision was made during a Cabinet meet chaired by Chief Minister Mahohar Lal Khattar at Chandigarh.
Some other decisions made by the cabinet
• The cabinet decided to increase VAT on diesel in the State from 9.24 percent to 12.07 percent
• The cabinet decided to remove toll tax at six locations on roads recently declared as national highways
• The cabinet also decided to give ex-gratia relief of three lakh rupees to kin of ad-hoc or contract basis employee in case of death on job
• The Cabinet cleared the removal of the Chairman and members of the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC)
• The Cabinet also scrapped the Haryana School Teachers’ Selection Board (HSTSB) while repealing the state Act passed by the Congress-led Bhupinder Singh Hooda government. The However, it allowed those teachers to continue who have been issued appointment letters
• About 605 posts in power utilities in the state will also be filled
Apart from this, the new Government has decided to review 115 decisions taken by previous Congress regime.
The Haryana Government decided to reverse the retirement age of government employees which was increased by Congress government led by Bhupinder Singh Hooda just before the 15 October 2014 Assembly polls. The decision is likely to affect around three and half lakh employees of the State.
Comment: This decision of the Khattar-led Haryana Government is an attempt to provide more job opportunities to the young.