College teachers in Chandigarh to now retire at 65: Supreme Court -
College teachers in Chandigarh to now retire at 65: Supreme Court
Posted 16 Dec 2021 04:04 PM

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Under the Chandigarh Administration, the teachers of colleges will now retire at the age of 65, instead of 58. The order came from a Bench led by Justice KM Joseph after senior counsel PS Patwalia and advocate BP Yadav submitted that the retirement age of teachers serving in government colleges under the Chandigarh Administration is 65 as prescribed under the regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The Supreme Court ‘dismissed as withdrawn’ the Administration’s petition challenging a Punjab and Haryana High Court verdict in favour of the teachers. The UT administration had approached the apex court against this order on August 23. In 2020, a group of faculty members of Government College of Art and Government College of Architecture had moved the Central Administrative Tribunal, challenging the UT administration’s rules pertaining to their retirement. After they lost, they approached the high court. Meanwhile, retirement age of teachers at Punjab University (PU) is 60 years. The PU faculty has lost first round of litigation on increasing the retirement age to 65, and an appeal against the same is pending before a division bench of the high court.

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