Retirement Age in India for State Government Employees

Retirement Age of State Government Employees

The general retirement age range of state government employees is 55 to 62 years. Each state government is entitled to amend their respective Public Employment Act to regulate the age of superannuation of its employees. However, it has to be passed by the state legislative bodies. 

Let’s see some important state government designations and their retirement ages.

State Government Designations

Retirement Age

Chief Ministers of States

58 years or 5 years of tenure, whichever is earlier (may continue till 60 years or completion of 5 year tenure)

Speaker of the Lok Sabha


Governors of States

58 or 60 years

Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha

Term of 6 years (regardless of age)

Secretary to the Rajya Sabha

62 years

Advocate General of States

62 years

Chief Secretaries to State Governments

55 years

Benefits Given to State Government Employees Upon Retirement

However, the permissible amount for years of service is discussed in the table below:

Years of Services

Allowed Death Gratuity

Less than 1 year

2 times of Basic Pay

More than 1 year but less than 5 years

6 times of Basic Pay

More than 5 years but less than 11 years

12 times of Basic Pay

More than 11 years but less than 20 years

20 times of Basic Pay

More than or equal to 20 years

Half of the emoluments for every completed 6 monthly periods of qualifying service (maximum 33 times)

FAQs About Retirement Age for State Government Employees in India

Which states of India follow the Old Pension Scheme?

States such as Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan have the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) for their government employees. Recently, Punjab State Government has also announced that it is considering reverting to OPS.

Are retirement benefits taxed?

If you receive your retirement benefits as a pension or annuity plan under a qualified employer retirement plan, some or maybe all of your monetary benefits will be taxed.

Can the retirement age of government employees be extended?

Although the current retirement age for government employees is 62, it is likely to extend to 63 after the recent proposal passed by the government. In a span of 5 years, this is the second time that the age of retirement for government employees has increased.

What are the retirement benefits of government employees if the retirement age increases?

The biggest benefit is that even if health insurance premiums increase with age, you will still have an income to pay for it. Therefore, late retirement will work in your favour, especially if your employer pays your health insurance premiums.