The writer is a retired Major General …not retired from life..just retired from his post.
Currently employed with TATA’s as an Advisor and also writes for various magazines mainly on the national security .
1. Retirement from service in our society is a rather recent phenomenon. It was possibly started by the British. In a nation where people want to be paid without doing their assigned jobs, a paid permanent sabbatical on reaching the age of superannuation is an icing on the cake.
2. Superannuation is an acknowledgement by the system that the concerned person has spent his or her productive years in the service of the organization and should make way at a certain age for others to move up the ladder. It is hoped that by this time the person concerned would have taken care of all his obligations, collected enough money to look after his needs and would be looking forward to a well-deserved break from the routine. Continue reading “Retired but not yet tired”