No change in Central Government employee retirement age

New Delhi: The government has categorically stated that there are no ongoing deliberations regarding any alterations to the retirement age of Central Government employees.

This announcement was made in response to a written query in the Lok Sabha. The Union Minister of State for Personnel and Public Grievances, Dr. Jitendra Singh, addressed the query and shared essential insights into the matter.

According to the information provided by Dr. Jitendra Singh, a total of 122 officers have been issued compulsory retirements under Rule 56(j) over the past three years, encompassing the current year (2020-2023).

These actions have been taken in line with the provisions of Fundamental Rules (FR)-56(j) and similar measures. The data, sourced from various Ministries, Departments, and Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs), has been updated and compiled on the Probity Portal as of June 30, 2023.

The Minister said the objective of the review process under the FR 56(j)/similar provisions is to bring efficiency and to strengthen the administrative machinery. 

The government has also been continuously endeavoring for greater emphasis on digitization, enhanced use of e-office, simplification of rules, periodic cadre restructuring and abolition of redundant laws for strengthening the administration and improving the overall work efficiency in governance.