Kerala Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac said the March 31 unified retirement date introduced for State Government Employees and Teachers as part of the administrative reforms in the 2009-10 state budget. And also said the decision would not affect their grade, increment or pension benefits. Nor it would affect recruitment to entry-level posts.
Kearal government employees retire from service on the afternoon of the last day of the month in which he attains the age of 55 years. The teaching Staff also retires at 55 years but they are allowed to continue till the last day of the month in which the academic year end. However, those teachers who attain the age of superannuation in April, May and June are not allowed to continue for the next academic year.
All Government Employees and Teachers who attain the age of 55 years during the course of the financial year will continue in service till the end of that financial year. The date of retirement of Government Employees and Teachers will be 31st March, every year. However, in the case of teachers in those institutions where the academic year closes on a date subsequent to 31st March, they will be allowed to continue till the last day of the month in which the academic year closes.
The extended period of service of Government Employees and Teachers will be reckoned for all service benefits such as pay revision, DA revision, increment, higher grade, promotion, accrual of leave and for pensionary benefits.