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State govt to consider raising retirement age to 62 years: Chouhan

First published: August 18, 2013, 2:00 PM IST | Updated: August 18, 2013
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State govt to consider raising retirement age to 62 years: Chouhan
Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the government would consider raising the retirement age of state government employees from 60 to 62 years.

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh government would consider raising the age of retirement of state government employees from the current 60 years to 62, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.

"We will consider the matter," Chouhan said when asked whether the issue was under consideration of the state government, in view of the Chhattisgarh government recently increasing the age of retirement to 62 years from 60 for its employees.

"Madhya Pradesh will consider such issues in its own manner and will not follow what other states are doing on the matter," the chief minister said during his ongoing Jan Ashirwad yatra in the state's newly created Agar-Malwa district.

The announcement by Chhattisgarh had led to speculation that Madhya Pradesh too could make an announcement in this regard as already the retirement age is different for school teachers, college/ university professors and doctors in the state.

For the university/college teachers and doctors in Madhya Pradesh, the retirement age is 65 years while for the school teachers it is 62. For rest of the employees, the age of superannuation is 60 years in the state.

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