The Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in Haryana today decided to roll back the erstwhile Congress regime’s decision to enhance the retirement age of state employees by two years, evoking sharp reaction from the opposition. At a Cabinet meeting here, the BJP government decided to lower the retirement age from 60 to 58 years and to hike VAT on diesel from the present 9.24 per cent to 12.07 per cent. Shortly before the October 15 Assembly polls, the Congress government led by Bhupinder Singh Hooda had increased the retirement age of state government employees by two years to 60. It was enhanced to 62 years for Class IV employees and persons with disabilities.
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