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Retirement age increased for specialists

The Peoples Coalition Government has announced the extension of retirement age from 60 to 62 years for specialised expert positions requiring scarce skills across the Civil Service.

Prime Minister and Minister for Civil Service Sitiveni Rabuka said extending the retirement age for specialised officers and positions requiring scarce skills is essential to meet the economic priorities and developmental objectives of the Civil Service.

Rabuka said under the new policy, positions categorized as having “scarce skills” will be eligible for an extended retirement age.

Potential positions that might be considered as having scarce skills are:

  • Specialised Physicians and Surgeons,
  • Nurses,
  • Public Health Experts,
  • Cybersecurity Experts,
  • Software Developers and Engineers,
  • Data Scientists and Analysts,
  • Civil Engineers,
  • Environmental Engineers,
  • Electrical Engineers,
  • STEM Teachers,
  • Special Education Teachers,
  • Urban Planners and Policy Experts,
  • Wildlife Biologists and Conservationists, and;
  • Forestry Management Professionals.

He said extensions beyond 62 years will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, with recommendations submitted by respective line ministries.

“The Government is committed to ensuring a smooth transition and effective implementation of this policy change,” the Prime Minister said.

Ilaitia Ravuwai
Ilaitia Ravuwai
Journalist | news@fijilive.com

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