Itanagar, Jun 25 (PTI) The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to increase the retirement age of regular state government employees to 60 years with effect from January 1 next year. Also Read - Assam Rifles Jawan Killed in Ambush by Militants in Arunachal Pradesh

The matter was under consideration of the state government for past many months and was discussed in the cabinet in two separate occasions. Also Read - China Has No Locus Standi to Comment on India’s Internal Matters: MEA

After threadbare discussion, the government observed that there are various categories of employees who are already having the benefit of retirement age of 60 years, an official release said here today. Also Read - Arunachal Pradesh Shocker: Married Woman Thrashed, Disrobed by Villagers For Eloping With Another Man, 15 Held

In order to do away with differential retirement age for the regular employees serving under the same government, the state government decided to implement the retirement age of such employees from existing 58 to 60 years.

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, the release added.

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