Finance Minister T Harish Rao today informed the house that the budget session is for filling up 50000 posts in the state soon. The chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has given instructions in this regard and the officials are on the job he informed the house while introducing a related bill in the house.
He allayed fears that the increase in retirement age will not have any adverse effects on the vacant jobs to be filled soon.
The finance minister said that the government discussed with the employees’ associations and leaders on increasing the retirement age limit to 61 years. While it is 60 years in the legal field in some states it is around 60 and 62, Harish Rao clarified.
Our intention is to make use of skills, experience, and speedy services from the senior officials and staff by increasing their retirement age limit, he said. The same thing was put before the pay revision commission and got its approval besides a nod from the chief minister.
The government and TRS manifesto will be completed by raising the age limit and we are for filling up vacancies as and when required, the finance minister said.
Now the house is passing the bill ensuring that the retirement age for the government employees is hiked to 61 years from 58 years he said. The government began steps to fill up the vacancies as we have already filled about 1.32 lakhs of jobs so far.
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There is no need of panic among youth and educated people for jobs as the officials concerned will release notifications in this regard, Harish Rao added.