28th Jun 2017 10:06:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

 Retirement Age Backlash

ITANAGAR, Jun 28:Days after the decision to raise retirement age of all state government employees from 58 to 60 years, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has decided to oppose the move tooth and nail.

This was unanimously decided in its central executive held today which was held to discuss the state government decision in conceding to CoSAAP’s

demand for enhancement of retirement age from 58 to 60 and doing away of NOC system.

The Union further called upon the state government to have a rethinkover the arbitrary and regressive decision that will affect the employment opportunities of thousands of unemployed youths in the

‘In this fast high tech computerised world there is urgent need for recruitment of youngsters who are well
equipped with the knowledge required to boost up the service sector,’ AAPSU said in a release.

The Union was of the view that the NOC system adopted by the state government should be continued without any modifications as it is an open secret
that most of the government quarters are being encroached or illegally occupied.

The government should also immediately
publish a White Paper on the government land encroached illegally by government employees, Political leaders, public leaders etc, it said urging to also check misuse of government vehicles or other government properties.

Taking strong exception to the ongoing CoSAAP pen down strike, the Union said that it is misguiding the state government employees and causing hardships to the common people.

‘It is sad to note about the service mindset of the association. How can government servants dictate government policies and programme. The CoSAAP is having a parallel government attitude and is dictating the government,’ said AAPSU President Hawa Bagang in a press release.

The Union further appealed the state government to come out with strong mechanism to deal with
such attitude of the employees and if necessary invoke service rulesso that an atmosphere of decorum and discipline is adhered to by thegovernment employees. ‘The CoSAAP should rethink over its demands and
think for the younger generation who are languishing without employment after completion of various educational qualifications,’ Bagang said.

At present according to government records, there are 78,000 (approx) working in the State government service, if certain percentage of 15% to 25% retires by 2020 it would accommodate more that 15000 to 20000
unemployed youths in the state service. If the State government does not consider such facts and figures and go with the policy of enhancement it would only invite stagnation and social unrest of the youths, the Union opined.
It also asked the Directorate of Tribal Affairs to clear the pending Pre and Post matric scholarship within the stipulated time in the month of July as earlier promised while resolving to take future course of action if the

demands are not met.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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