Itanagar, June 26: The Arunachal Pradesh government on Sunday decided to extend the retirement age of regular state government servants from existing 58 years to 60 years with effect from January 1, 2018.
"The government observed that there are various categories of employees who are already having the benefit of retirement age of 60 years," Chief Minister Pema Khandu said.
He said the matter was under consideration of the state government for past many months and was discussed in the cabinet on two separate occasions.
In order to do away with differential retirement age for the regular employees serving under the same government, it was decided to raise the retirement age of such employees from existing 58 to 60 years, said Khandu.
However, taking into account the procedural time of statutory changes to be made to the new scheme, the Government decided to implement it with effect from January 1, 2018, he added.
Khandu said that with this measure, his government expected its employees to imbibe a healthy work culture, serve the state and people with more zeal and enthusiasm and put in the collective effort with the spirit of Team Arunachal to ensure that the state achieves unprecedented development in all sectors.