Teachers' Retirement Age could be Raised to 65
LDF panel meeting starting from Monday may take up issue.
Besides the heavy agenda on governance already before it, the State committee of the Left Democratic Front (LDF), meeting here for two days starting from Monday, is likely to take up the proposal to raise the retirement age of teachers in arts and science, medical and engineering colleges.
Highly-placed sources in the government told The Hindu here on Friday that the matter was being placed before the LDF State committee as any further delay in taking a decision on the issue would result in the State losing around Rs.500 crore in assistance from the University Grants Commission (UGC).
The State would become eligible for the promised 80 per cent assistance only if the age of superannuation was also raised.