Retirement Age Enhanced to 62 years in College and University

The age of retirement of full-time regular Teachers, Principals, Librarians and Graduate Laboratory Instructors in all Universities and Colleges shall be enhanced 62 years.

Bikash Bhaban, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700 091

No. 37-ILC/OM-8L/2017 Dated the 27th January, 2017.


In exercise of the powers conferred by section 4 of the West Bengal Universities (Control of Expenditure) Act, 1976 (West Ben. Act XVII of 1976) as amended by the Ordinance No. I of 2017 {The West Bengal Universities (Control of Expenditure) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017}, the Governor is hereby pleased to direct that the age of retirement of full-time regular teachers and Principals, holding a substantive post and enjoying Government-approved regular scale of pay, including Librarians and Graduate Laboratory Instructors (enjoying teaching status and equivalent scale of pay) in all State-aided Universities and Government-aided colleges, who are in service on 1st January, 2017 and scheduled to retire on or after 31st January 2017, shall be enhanced from sixty (60) years to sixty two (62) years, with immediate effect.

The Governor is also pleased to direct that all other rules/orders/notifications regulating service terms and conditions of such teachers, Principals, Librarians and Graduate Laboratory Instructors, including rules relating to Death-cum-Retirement benefits and the rules regarding voluntary retirement shall remain unaltered except to the above extent.

This order is issued in concurrence with the Finance Department vide their U.O. reference No. 0494/2016-2017 (Group-P2) dated 19.01.2017.

For the teachers, Principals, Librarians and Physical Instructors of the Government Colleges of the State, a separate Notification is being issued by the Finance Department.

By order of the Governor,

Sd/- Vivek Kumar
Principal Secretary

No. 37-ILC dated 27.01.2017, Source

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