The Bangladesh cabinet on Monday approved a bill seeking to
extend the retirement age of freedom fighter public servants by two years from
57 to 59.
To this effect, the cabinet approved the Public Servants
(Retirement) (Amendment) Bill 2009 seeking an amendment to the Public Servants
(Retirement) Act 1974.
The government has taken the decision considering the freedom
fighters’ sacrifices during the 1971 Liberation War, the prime minister’s press
secretary, Abul Kalam Azad said at a briefing after the regular meeting of the
cabinet on Monday.
If enacted into a law, it will also be applicable to
officials and employees of the government who are now on leave preparatory to
retirement.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the