Karnataka government has decided to file a writ petition challenging High Court’s order to increase the retirement age of lecturers from 62 to 65 years. The HC has ordered to increase the retirement age of lecturers and professors who are appointed on UGC scales.
Higher education minister V S Acharya said the government will move the division bench with a writ petition challenging the single bench's directive. The minister has said that all the government employees retirement age is fixed (60 years) in the state and it cannot be changed for a particular profession.
"Since lecturers and professors are also state government employees, their retirement age cannot be increased in isolation,'' said Acharya.