Now, government teachers to retire at 62 instead of 60
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Chandigarh on Wednesday ordered that retirement age of teachers in government medical colleges be increased to 62 years from 60 years.
The UT administration, which follows service conditions including retirement age as specified by the Punjab government, was supposed to increase the age of retirement after Punjab increased the age of superannuation in November 2011.
However, since the UT administration did not comply with the decision, an appeal was filed in the CAT by Dr. Harsh Mohan, head of the Pathology department at the Government Medical College.
Mohan, who was to retire on July 31 this year, sought direction from the CAT that the age of retirement for medical teachers in government medical colleges be changed to 62 years.
Dr. Harsh Mohan said “I am happy as I will be able to serve the institution for some more time and share my experience with my colleagues and students”.
He had earlier made a representation to the Department of Medical Education in April 2012 and January 2013.
However, the administration did not convey any decision to him following which Mohan sought information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
Mohan then came to know that the matter was under active consideration of administration and had been referred to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
In 2007, when the Punjab government increased the retirement age from 58 to 60 years, the UT administration did not follow the decision.
Following this an appeal was filed in CAT which ordered the UT administration to increase the age in 2008.
Source : www.indianexpress.com