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Dopt Minister Clarifies on Retirement Age 58 or 33 Years of Service

Dopt Minister Shri Jitendra Singh

In Lok Sabha today(16.12.2015), the Dopt Minister Shri Jitendra Singh said that there is no proposal to reduce the retirement age to 58 years of age or 33 years of service for Central Government employees.

In a written reply for the question regarding the retirement age of Central Government employees in Parliament today (16.12.2015), the concerend Minster of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said that the there is no such proposal to reduce the retirement age with the connection of 33 years of service.

7th CPC reports the Strength of Central Govt Pensioners as on 01.01.2014 is 51.96 lakhs

7th Pay commission reports category wise Central Government Pensioners.  The portion of the 7th CPC is reproduced below:

Strength of Pensioners as on 01.01.2014 :

Pensioners can be broadly categorised into Civil and Defence. Within civil pensioners there exist three broad categories: Central Civil, Railways and Post.
As on 01.01.2014, as per data reported to the Commission, the total number of pensioners were 51.96 lakh. The category wise break up is shown in the pie chart below
Pensioners and Family Pensioners
The break-up of the total 51.96 lakh pensioners as on 01.01.2014 between pensioners and family pensioners, category wise, is as under:
 (in lakh)

  Railways   Post   Defence Defence
  Pensioners   9.37   10.59   2.28   13.78   4.11   40.13
  Family pensioners   1.44   3.16   0.97   4.82   1.44   11.83
  Total number of pensioners   10.81   13.75   3.25   18.60   5.55   51.96
The table above brings out the following:
i. Of the total 51.96 lakh pensioners as on 01.01.2014, 11.83 lakh viz., 23 percent were family pensioners.
ii. Civilian pensioners consisting of Central Government Civil, Railways and Posts, as on 01.01.2014 number 27.81 lakh while defence pensioners (including defence civilians were 24.15 lakh. Defence pensioners (including defence family pensioners and defence civilians) constitute 47 percent of all pensioners

Rahul hits out at Modi for treating govt employees, workers with a stick

“The Prime Minister  Narendra Modi thinks workers should be treated with the stick,” alleged Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi said the Prime Minister thinks that Indian government employees and workers are shirkers as he lambasted the government for attempting to dilute labour laws.
“Like we fought for the rights of farmers, we will fight for the cause of the workers and government employees and stand with them and would not retreat an inch. We will fight BJP, Modi and RSS,” he said amid applause at the 31st Plenary Session of INTUC, the trade union wing of the Congress.
“Prime Minister thinks that the government employees and workers of India are dishonest, work shirkers and could be made to work only by wielding a lathi. He feels labour laws have to be weakened and workers disciplined so that they are forced to work. He wants to bring them on their knees. If you look at the new laws being made in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana, it will become clear that Modi has started a big assault on workers,” he added.
Gandhi said, “I do not agree that our employee or worker is either shirker or indisciplined… Our worker is scared. He is scared of his future, the future of his children. The worker is scared whether the job he has today will be there tomorrow. Will the factory gate open for him tomorrow.”
Insisting that the government should become “judge” between the labourers and the industry and “not advocate” of industry, he told the Prime Minister that if he is able to remove fear from the mind of the workers then India would be able to surpass China in no time.
Rahul also said the PM was merely creating buzzwords. “It started with ‘achche din’, then came ‘Swachch Bharat’, ‘Smart Cities’, ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’ and now ‘Accessible India’. God knows which jumla will come out next.”
Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by former prime minister Manmohan Singh and several Congress leaders.