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Government looks to hire retirees in health, education sectors

The Indian government is planning measures such as incentives for employers to hire retirees for part-time work in sectors including education and healthcare. The country has an aging population, with those over 60 years of age projected to double to almost 19.6% of the total population by 2050. Other measures under consideration include a minimum wage framework based on prior experience, phased retirement, role modification, and flexible retirement policies

Source | | Yogima Seth Sharma, ET Bureau

The Centre has initiated internal discussions on engaging and hiring retirees for part-time work, consulting roles and mentorship functions in sectors such as education and healthcare, which are facing demand-supply gaps in talent, said officials.

The government could come up with measures including incentives for employers to hire retirees through part-time work arrangements and flexible retirement age policies, a senior

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