A Question regarding reducing of retirement age of central government employees was raised in Loksabha. Dr.Jitendra Singh Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has informed in his reply that there is no such proposal to reduce the retirement age of central govt employees. The reply to the Question No.1529 answered on 27-11-2019 is given below
No Sir. Presently, there is no proposal to reduce age of retirement on superannuation from 60 years to 58 years.
There are provisions under Fundamental Rules (FR) 56(j), Rule 48 of Central Civil Services (CCS) (Pension) Rules, 1972 and Rule 16(3) (Amended) of All India Services (Deathcum-Retirement Benefits) [AIS (DCRB)] Rules, 1958, according to which the Government has the absolute right to retire Government officials prematurely, on the ground of lack of integrity or ineffectiveness, in public interest, by giving notice of not less than three months in writing or three month’s pay and allowances in lieu of such notice:
(i) If he is, in Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ service or post in a substantive, quasi-permanent or temporary capacity and had entered Government service before attaining the age of 35 years, after he has attained the age of 50 years;
(ii) In any other case after he has attained the age of 55 years.