Retirement Age of College Teachers in West Bengal is now 65

Government of West Bengal
Finance [Audit] Department
325, S.Chatterjee Road, Howrah – 711 102.

No. 672-F(P2)/FA/O/2M/21/17(N.B.) Dated, Howrah the 24th January, 2019.


Consequent upon enhancement of retirement age from 62 years to 65 years in respect of all full-time regular Teachers, Principals as well as Librarians and Graduate Laboratory Instructors of all State-aided Universities and government-aided Colleges, holding a substantive post and enjoying Government-approved notified scale of pay, the question of raising retirement age of the full-time regular Teachers, Principals, Librarians and Physical Instructors of Government Colleges of all categories in a similar manner has been under active consideration of the State Government.

Now, considering all aspects of the matter, the Governor is hereby pleased to direct that notwithstanding anything contained in rule 75 of the West Bengal Service rules Part-I and the West Bengal Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1971, the retirement age of all full-time regular Teachers, Principals, Librarians and Physical Instructors of Government Colleges (Government General Degree Colleges, Government Teachers’ Training Degree Colleges, Government Physical Education Degree Colleges, Government Art & Craft College, Kolkata and Government Degree Level Engineering Colleges) enjoying teaching status and equivalent scale of pay and holding substantive posts and in service on 1st January, 2019, shall be enhanced from sixty-two to sixty-five years, with immediate effect.

The Governor, in this regard, is also pleased to direct that all other rules/orders/notifications regulating service terms and conditions of such Teachers, Principals, Librarians and Physical Instructors including the rules regarding Death-cum-Retirement Benefits and the rules regarding Voluntary retirement shall remain unaltered, except to the above extent.

Necessary amendments in the West Bengal Services rules Part-I shall be made in due course.

By Order of the Governor,

Sd/- H.K. Dwivedi
Additional Chief Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 672-F dated 24.01.2019, Source

Related Publication