In a bonanza for Uttar Pradesh employees ahead of assembly elections in the state, the Mayawati government on Saturday decided to raise the retirement age of regular employees under the public enterprise from 58 to 60 years.
It also took a decision to grant three assured career promotions on completion of 10, 16 and 26 years of service, an official release said here.
The state government employees would get their second promotion on completion of 16 years of service instead of 18 years earlier, it said.
The time-period of 10 and 26 years for first and third promotions would continue as before, the release said.
A decision was also taken to amend the grade pay for the clerical staff which would put an additional burden of Rs 555 crore on the state exchequer, it said.