DYFI to protest move to up retirement age of govt staff

Friday, Jul 10, 2015,22:37 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kannur | DYFI Kerala President T V Rajesh, MLA today said the DYFI will strongly oppose the move to increase the retirement age of government employees to 58 from 56.
Talking to newspersons here, Mr Rajesh said the revising pension age of government employees was unsuitable in Kerala condition while considering the number of educated jobless people. So DYFI demanded to reject the recommendations of salary commission for revising the age limit along with other recommendations .
Kerala had a record of giving appointment to 52,000 persons in government sector during 2010-11 but  last year only 17,000 appointments were made by UDF Government. He said for the last two months the government had not given any government job. There seemed to be a secret ban on government recruitment, he alleged and demanded the government clarify this situation.
DYFI leader also demanded to introduce teachers package to the government schools like the one implemented in aided schools. He also said the staff fixation was not conducted in the last four years.
Hence, 7000 teachers’ posts were still lying vacant and at the same time, the number of students joining government schools also decreased due to the government’s wrong policy against the public education sector,he claimed.
He said the Oomen Chandy-led Government failed to unite the printing department and education department and thus resulting in the delay of issue of text books to the school students.