File photo of Congress leader Kamal Nath. (Photo@INCMP)

Kamal Nath vs Shivraj Chouhan over Class IV employees’ retirement age

Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan hit again at state Congress president Kamal Nath after he misinterpreted a state authorities notification over the higher age restrict of sophistication IV workers engaged in ministers’ employees. The Madhya Pradesh authorities has raised the age from 40 to 60 years.

In a collection of tweets on Sunday, Nath accused the state authorities of decreasing the retirement age of sophistication IV authorities workers from 62 to 60 years.

“Shivraj government’s decision to reduce the retirement age of class IV employees from 62 to 60 years amounts to cheating them. The decision is going to create a crisis for them,” he tweeted.

“How will the government pay gratuity and pension to these employees when it’s not in a position to pay arrears to them?

“Government has got exposed for its bad intentions before polling. BJP government should reconsider its decision, otherwise Congress will cancel such anti-employees decisions on being voted to power,” the previous CM added.

Defending the federal government, CM Chouhan underlined that no such resolution has been taken to cut back the retirement age of the federal government workers.

“Kamal Nath ji, how do you face yourself in the mirror every morning? You are spreading rumours on seeing imminent defeat in bypolls”, stated CM Chouhan.

He added, “Despite being a former chief minister you didn’t try to know before you tweeted that the notification issued by General Administration department (GAD) is concerning class IV employees appointed in ministers’ staff for a period till the ministers remain on their positions. In fact, their age limit to remain in the ministers’ staff has been extended from 40 to 60 years. The retirement age of class IV employees continues to remain 62.”

The CM’s tweets had been instantly adopted by the GAD’s clarification issued on the notification, regardless of Sunday being the weekly vacation within the authorities.

The division acknowledged that the 18-40 age restrict of the category IV workers appointed in ministers’ employees as per ministers’ needs has been amended as 18-60 and that there is no such thing as a change within the retirement age of the category IV workers of the state authorities.

Later, Kamal Nath thanked the federal government whereas posting the GAD’s clarification on his Twitter account and stated Congress at all times stood by the federal government workers. It would proceed to struggle to guard their rights.