New Delhi: Central government on Sunday made it clear that it is not considering any proposal to increase the retirement age of its employees to 62 years from 60 years.

A senior official in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, which acts as nodal department for personnel matters, said there was no such proposal to increase the age for superannuation of government employees.

"There is no proposal to increase the retirement age to 62 from 60 years. The Ministry is not working on any such proposal," the official said.

Recent media reports claimed that the Ministry has written to Prime Minister's Office for raising the retirement age and sought the Union Cabinet's nod for the purpose.

There are about 50 lakh Central government employees working in various departments across the country. Officials in the Ministry said increasing retirement age requires a detailed consultation with all stake holders and discussion with the Finance Ministry.

The retirement age for a majority of central government employees is 60 years. However, the age for retirement in case of teachers and scientists is 62 years. The age of superannuation in states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Assam is also 60 years.

(Agencies)

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