Published On: Wed, Oct 17th, 2018

Centre to raise retirement age to 62 years, if BJP wins MP

New Delhi: According to finance ministry sources, BJP’s “morale will be so high” if it wins the Madhya Pradesh polls, that its government at the Centre will “raise retirement age to 62 years” for the all central government employees.

Aging populations and longer lifespans have also forced Central government to raise retirement age.

The sources told The Sen Times  that the BJP led Madhya Pradesh government raised the retirement age of state government employees to 62 years on March 30. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s announcement of raising retirement age was made to the chance to become chief minister for a fourth time.

“Chhattisgarh BJP government already increased the age of retirement to 62 years from 60 for its employees in 2013 before assembly elections and the BJP won the majority of votes with 49 out of 90 seats in the 2013 assembly elections and came to power right before the General Elections in 2014, so BJP’s Raman Singh, who will be completing his third term as CM.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Chouhan is also a three-time CM and he followed Raman Singh to get a fourth term,” the sources added.

As the Lok Sabha elections of 2019 looms, the BJP led Centre government will try to replicate the successful formula of shri Chouhan, if he wins Madhya Pradesh assembly elections in 2018, the sources further told us.

“The proposal to increase the retirement age from 60 to 62 years will come to the Central Cabinet  for decision after the state assemblies elections results declaration,” they also gave us hint.

If the decision is finally taken, it will only be the third time the government will have raised the retirement age. Jawaharlal Nehru was the first prime minister to have increased the age of superannuation from 55 to 58 following the 1962 war with China. The Atal Bihari Vajpayee government did it a second time in 1998.

TST

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