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NFP will review retirement age

Nasik Swami
Friday, June 27, 2014

THE NFP says it plans to review the status of retirees in the last five years with the view of providing them with appropriate compensation if it forms the next government.

Party leader Professor Biman Prasad said the party would also extend the retirement age to 60.

"In government, the NFP will work to counteract the unacceptable level of nepotism, cronyism, racial and gender disparity and militarisation that has occurred since 1987 by basing recruitment and promotions in the civil service on academic (based on the average GPA of degree or diploma) merit and reflecting the ethnic composition of the population," Prof Prasad said.

He said the party would also review all contract employment in the civil service and make employment in the civil service attractive.

"Civil service must become an avenue for employment for the best people and, therefore, permanent employment opportunities will be an incentive."

Prof Prasad said NFP would not allow discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, colour or creed.

"Many people had planned their working lives until a retirement age of 60. Many had financial and family commitments. They were left high and dry after the sudden reduction in their retirement age," he claimed.

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