Bill Committee advises more flexibility for civil servants’ retirement
THE Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee has weighed in on ongoing efforts to amend the Civil Service Law, submitting a report to the lower house that recommends lowering the bar for government employees’ retirement.
The proposal would allow civil servants to retire after completing 30 years of service, a change to current legislation requiring employees of the state to be at least 55 years of age before calling it quits.
The Bill Committee submitted its report to the Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday, after parliament’s upper chamber approved amendments to the draft law last week.
“If a person started a career at the age of 18, he or she will attain 30 years of service at the age of 48, so he or she can retire from his or her career [at that time],” Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee chair U Tun Tun Hein (NLD; Nawngcho) told The Myanmar Times yesterday.
“Under existing law, civil servants can only retire at the age of at least 55 and it also requires them to complete 30 years of service. This amendment law will allow civil servants to retire at any age as long as they have completed 30 years of service,” he explained.
Lower house Speaker U Win Myint (NLD; Tarmwe) announced yesterday that lawmakers wishing to discuss the Civil Service Law must register before September 28.
The 2014 census found that more than 1.3 million people were employed by the government.