A government committee has rejected a proposal to increase the retirement age of government servants from 60 to 62. The decision is likely to impact over one lakh central government employees and 50,000 defence personnel on the verge of retirement. The proposal — which could have meant saving Rs4,000 crore in this fiscal — was rejected as the government wants a younger bureaucracy.
(Though the number mentioned above is too small comparing to the total strength of the Govt. employees, it may be assumed that the hike was proposed only for a certain section of employees, possibly the Direct Recruited Class I officers.)