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No move to reduce retirement age of government employees, says Union Minister Dr Singh

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No move to reduce retirement age of government employees, says Union Minister Dr Singh

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Strongly refuting media reports on a supposed proposal for reducing the retirement age of government employees to 50 years, Dr Jitendra Singh categorically stated that there is no such move nor has there been any such proposal discussed or contemplated at any government level.

No move to reduce retirement age of government employees, says Union Minister Dr Singh
The government has categorically said that it would not reduce the retirement age of government employees nor was there any proposal discussed on the same, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Dr Jitendra Singh said.
Strongly refuting media reports on a supposed proposal for reducing the retirement age of government employees to 50 years, Dr Singh categorically stated that there is no such move nor has there been any such proposal discussed or contemplated at any government level.
He added that there were certain motivated elements that over the past few days have time and again planted such disinformation in a section of the media and attributing it to the government sources or DoP&T. He said, “Each time a prompt rebuttal is sought to be made in order to clear the confusion in the minds of stakeholders.
“It was unfortunate that at a time when the country is going through Corona crises and the entire world is praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his proactive handling of the pandemic, there are certain elements and vested interests which try to underplay all the good work done by the government by planting such media stories.”
On the contrary, he said, “Right from the beginning of the emergence of the coronavirus challenge, government and the DoP&T have, from time to time taken prompt decisions to safeguard the interests of the employees. For example, even before the lockdown was officially announced, DOPT had issued an advisory for the offices to work with “absolutely necessary or minimum staff”. Even though the essential services were exempted from this guideline, DOPT had issued directions to exempt the ‘Divyang employees even from the essential services’.”
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