Secretary to the Ministry of Finance SR Attygalle has issued a special circular extending the retirement age of state sector workers to 62 years.
The circular states the retirement age was extended based on the 2022 Budget proposal and the recommendations of the Cabinet of Ministers.
This circular will be in effect from the 1st of January.
At present, the retirement age for state sector workers is 57.
Under the new regulations, if an officer wishes to serve beyond the age of 57, they will be able to serve up to the age of 62, without requesting an extension of service.
However, the Secretary to the Finance Ministry said an officer can retire at any point between the ages of 57 and 62, at their discretion, by informing the appointing officer three months in advance.
If the appointing officer decides against granting an extension of service beyond the age of 57 to an officer based on unsatisfactory performance and efficiency, the appointing officer has the authority to send the official into retirement with prior notice of six months, giving the relevant state official an opportunity to appeal against the decision.