Denying media reports of a proposal to retire employees of the Central Government early, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said on Sunday, that there is no such move being made.
The retirement age for Central Government staff is 60 years. There were media reports that said there has been a proposal to reduce the age to 50 years.
"There is no such move to reduce the retirement age nor (there) has been such a proposal discussed or contemplated at any level in the government," an official communique said.
Singh further said that there are certain motivated elements which have been planting such disinformation time and again in a section of media over the last few days and attributing it to the government sources or the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
He said each time a prompt rebuttal is sought to be made in order to clear the confusion in the minds of stakeholders.