"Majority of the states follow the central government norm of 60 years as the retirement age. The 7th Pay Commission has proposed to increase the retirement age to 62 years. It is unfortunate and surprising that Arunachal Pradesh is still at the stage of discussion on the matter," PPA General Secretary T Naksang said in a statement here.
He said the two years' increase in retirement age would enable the government to reap the benefits of rich experience as well as the productivity of the employees.
Naksang said that the argument that increase in retirement age would lead to cut in employment opportunities and create a burden on state exchequer was also not fully true.
Due to increase of retirement age, he said, huge pension money payable to the employees would be saved for two years in a huge benefit to the state exchequer.
Moreover, the government also had the option to increase the employable upper age limit from the existing 33 years to 42 years, as prevalent in many states which would enhance job opportunities to the youths, he added.

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