Parliamentary Finance: No return to the old retirement age
The first 2023/08/20
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Baghdad: Shaima Rashid
The Parliamentary Finance Committee ruled out the return of the old retirement age at least during the next three years due to the approval of the tripartite budget, indicating that despite the proposals submitted by some committees, the retirement age at the age of 60 will remain in force.
A member of the committee, Mueen Al-Kazemi, said in an interview with Al-Sabah: The retirement age law, which was previously amended from the age of 63 to 60 years, was aimed at absorbing and attracting young energies and finding job opportunities, noting that determining this age wasted important expertise in the medical aspect. , engineering, judicial, university professors and others, expressing his hope that an exception will be found for some important experiences that would develop the government structure and provide it with the necessary competencies and energies and not use young energies without experience.
He pointed out that there are proposals submitted by some parliamentary committees related to amending the retirement age, but the approval of the budget law for three years currently prevents a return to such a law, indicating that the exceptions depend on the government that assesses the extent of its need and submits its proposals to Parliament, pointing out that the employee at the age of 60 has Experience and competence are required in most disciplines, and must be invested in the government sector and not left to the private sector only.
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