Himachal govt plans to increase employees retirement age from 58 to 60


In a bid to woo the 2.68 lakh strong employee base in Himachal, the Virbhadra Singh led Congress government is mulling an increase in retirement age from 58 to 60 years as well as a 2% increase in dearness allowance (DA). Virbadra’s move is being seen as an attempt to woo the “powerful” employees’ lobby in the state, which is known for tilting political scales. The government employees--estimated to be 2.68 lakh-- have been playing a key role in the elections and successive governments doled out sops to consolidate its vote bank among them. If the decision is implemented, it will cost the state exchequer Rs 100 crore per annum. As per the 2013 employee census, the total

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Deputy Commissioners of Kangra, Kullu shifted
September 16, 2016

Shimla,  (PTI) Chander Prakash Verma was today posted as the Deputy Commissioner of Kangra by Himachal Pradesh government replacing Ritesh Chauhan who will be joining as Private Secretary to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda. Verma, an IAS officer of 2010 batch, earlier held the post of Director (Vigilance) and Special

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