Employees Retirement Age Hike: Once again a major update has come to the fore on the increase in the retirement age of the employees. The Supreme Court, while making an important remark, has said that the tussle between the State Government and the Center is extremely unfortunate. The government should approach the Delhi High Court to increase the retirement age of the employees.
In an important hearing, the Supreme Court has said that the tussle between the Center and the Delhi government is extremely unfortunate, but the Supreme Court cannot interfere in the functioning of the High Court. A bench of Justices Sanjay Kaul and AS Oka said that it is better that the Delhi government approach the Delhi High Court regarding the provision of retirement age.
increase in retirement age
However, appearing for the state government, senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the superannuation age of the chairperson and members of DERC is lying in the LG’s office. In which continuous delay is being seen, Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that there is a provision in the bill to increase the current age of 65 years to 70 years, but the bill has been put on hold by the LG office.
Supreme Court Comment
Making an important comment, the Supreme Court said that what is the purpose of filing a PIL under Article 32. What is the reason for not going and arguing in the High Court? After all, the fight between the Delhi government and the Center for every little thing will reach the Supreme Court? Also making a strong comment, the petition has been dismissed by the Supreme Court. The state government was instructed to go to the High Court and present the argument.
what is provision
Talking about the provision of DERC, the Delhi Electricity Reform Amendment Bill 2022 has been passed. In which the tenure of the member and the chairman has been fixed at 5 years or the age of 70 years whichever is earlier. Under the current rule of governance, the chairman and members can hold office for a period of 5 years or till they reach the age of 65 years. Its amendment bill was passed by the Delhi government in March but till now the increase in superannuation has been put on hold by the LG. Against which the Delhi government had reached the Supreme Court.