Retirement age of Teachers and Lecturers

Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development Shri.DR.D.Punrandeswari informed in Lok Sabha in a written reply of two various questions regarding the retirement age of teachers and lecturers.

Retirement age of Teachers and Lecturers

Que : Whether the Union Government has issued any instructions to increase the retirement age of teachers/lecturers/professors from the present limit?

Ans : The age of superannuation of teachers in Central Educational Institutions in Higher & Technical Education coming under the purview of the Central Government has been enhanced to 65 years in March 2007.

Que : The amount of financial burden Centre would bear of the increased arrears for the first four years period, between April 2006 and March 31, 2010 if States followed its orders and the modalities of disbursement of the arrears amount?

Ans : The Central Government is committed to bear 80% of the additionality on account of arrears to be paid to teachers for implementation of the revised University Grants Commission (UGC) pay scales for the period 1.1.2006 to 31.3.2010. The amount would be released to State Governments as reimbursement, in 2-3 installments, after the States have paid the arrears to the teachers. The Cabinet had sanctioned an amount of Rs. 8640 crores (80% of Central share) in 2008 for this purpose.


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