Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that he has no plans of retiring from active politics as he is still “feeling young”.
“I am still feeling young and want to work more for Punjab,” 83-year-old Badal told reporters here on the sidelines of the fourth All India Punjabi Conference organised by Punjabi University here.
He said, “It is people who retire politicians from the active politics.”
Replying to a question on extension in service of officers beyond their retirement age, Badal said the state cabinet has already taken decision about it and in any circumstances no officer or employee would be given extension in service after his or her retirement. Earlier speaking on the occasion, Badal said that it was the duty of the government to preserve the language of land and its heritage.
Outlining his government’s commitment towards promotion of Punjabi language, Badal said it has promulgated the Punjab State Language (amended) Act-2008 to ensure proper use of the language in government and semi-government offices, educational institutes, subordinate courts and tribunals.
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