Lecturers of Railway Degree College to retire at 65

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New Delhi, May 29 (UNI) The government has increased the age of superannuation of lecturers of the Railway Degree College, Secunderabad district in Andhra Pradesh from 62 to 65 yers.

The decision would come into force with effect from December 13, 2007, a government note said.

The decision has been taken with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Railway Ministry.

Last year, Mr K S Rao, a Lok Sabha member from Andhra Pradesh, had sent a letter to Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, drawing his attention to a decision of the Human Resource Development Ministry (HRD) to raise the age of superannuation from 62 years to 65 years for all teaching staff members in Centrally-funded institutions of higher education.

In 1999, the Railways had raised the age of superannuation from 60 years to 62 years in accordance with the HRD and UGC guidelines.

In his letter, Mr Rao pointed out that the teaching faculty members of the Railway Degree College, Secunderabad had approached the Railway Ministry for taking a ''favourable decision'' on increasing the retirement age at the earliest to save them from a dificult situation.

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