Sunday, November 25, 2007

Human Resources: Iran to retire 84,000 government employees

Government departments in Iran have been notified of the executive bylaw on early retirement, said deputy welfare minister for parliamentary affairs.

Ali Kamiar told the Persian daily ’Iran’ that 84,000 government employees who have completed 25 years of service will retire within the next three years. Of those, 40,000 are currently working with the Education Ministry.

The official stated that ministries and organizations can retire those requesting early retirement this year depending on their budgets. Women with job records of 20 years can also apply for retirement.

Kamiar said that ministries and state organizations can employ the retirees by observing certain rules and regulations and obtaining permits from Presidential Department for Management and Human Resources Development.

Kamiar said the early retirement law is aimed to pave the way for employing young workforce.