Don't raise retirement age, Achuthanandan tells Kerala government
Posted on: 17 Jul 2012
Thiruvananthapuram: Leader of opposition in the Kerala Assembly V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday warned the government against raising the retirement age of its employees and starting a contributory pension scheme for them.
Before leading the entire opposition out of the house, he said the Oommen Chandy-led government was trying to play hide-and-seek on this issue by already giving enough hints that it was going ahead with plans to increase retirement age from the present 56 and start the contributory pension scheme to replace the current statutory pension.
'Please don't try to implement this on the sly and if you do, the youth in the state will be left with just two options - either launch a massive strike or commit suicide,' said Achuthanandan.