Yagnasri wrote:We may never know full reasons for his removal. From my understanding is NM do not want this kind of extension bussiness. Have been a victim of these extension business in finance sector and legal sector I agree with him. 64 years is good age and people should quite. It is the institution which shall be in a position to continue and has clear sucession plan for every one and ensure that no one is indispensable. Hope this message goes down well with all the people.
Most eminent scientists world-wide are perfectly productive even in their 70s and 80s. Many go onto win international awards in their 70s and 80s including the Nobel prize. The US discontinued age-based retirement in research/academia due to SC judgement that it was age discrimination. Instead they introduced a competitive system i.e. you work as long as you are productive. Today age based retirement is limited to very few institutes and the US is the leader in almost every field. This is not a govt babu job of signing papers.
These people have decades of experience. Age based retirement of scientist/academics is suitable for socialist countries where your job is permanent regardless of productivity or shortage economy like India where there are too many young people but not enough jobs.
I hope his not getting extension is performance-based.