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Retirement age for govt employees reverted to 60 years

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan presided over a meeting of the provincial cabinet that decided to revert the superannuation age of government servants to 60 years from the previously decided 63 years.

Addressing the cabinet, Mahmood Khan directed the departments to ensure implementation on development and public welfare schemes under time-tag in the remaining two and half years of his government which he termed the crucial period.

A number of schemes are ready for implementation which would be inaugurated by the Prime Minister from time to time’ therefore, he asked the relevant quarters to prepare themselves upto the mark.

Briefing the media on cabinet decisions, provincial ministers Kamran Bangash, Shahram Tarakai and Taimur Jhagra said the cabinet debated the pensionary reforms and decided to take members of the government employees association on board in the final decision-making and four-member committee was formed in this regard.

The committee will interact with the government employees association before the final decision on the new pensionary system.

Mahmood Khan called upon the people to pay no heed to rumors. No one would be deprived of pensionary benefits, he added.

The cabinet also agreed to the necessary amendment in the schedule-VIII of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mines and Minerals Act 2017.

The cabinet approved the screening test of ETEA for employment in order to ensure merit and transparency. However, if ETEA does not have the capacity then the ETEA will write cogent reason to the relevant department and issue NOC so that credible private testing agency could be hired for the purpose.

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