The Jammu & Kashmir government on Tuesday enhanced the retirement age of government employees from 58 to 60.
In a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the Cabinet also raised the minimum age for eligibility for entry into government service by three years to 40.
In another significant development, the Cabinet decided to absorb into regular government service all temporary casual labourers and need-based workers who had completed seven years of service. So far, however, bureaucratic tangle had led to delay in the regularisation of many such employees.
More than 60,000 employees will benefit from the decision.
Source : The Hindu