Andhra Pradesh govt raises retirement age to 60, Telangana staff queue up for transfer to AP
After Andhra Pradesh (AP) CM Chandrababu Naidu raised the retirement age of state government employees to 60, suddenly hundreds of Andhra-origin employees, who were earlier reluctant to move out of Telangana and who have about 2 years of service left, have expressed their wish to work in residuary Andhra Pradesh.
Considering the benefits, many Telangana government employees, some due to retire within months, have landed in Hyderabad and have applied for change in the state of their posting, along with their requests made to MLAs, MPs and ministers, to see that they are shifted to Andhra Pradesh.
With time running out before division of staff between Telangana and AP begins, those retiring in the next two months, are rushing to department heads with their request to transfer them to residuary AP.
The decision to raise the retirement age is likely to benefit about 3 lakh employees who are on the rolls of the Andhra Pradesh government.