NEW PAY SCALE FROM JULY: Tk 75,000 max, Tk 8,250 min
The review committee on the National Pay Commission has recommended fixing the highest basic salary at Tk 75,000 and the lowest at Tk 8,250 for the public servants.
The committee has also suggested keeping 20 grades, as it is now, in the pay structure instead of 16 grades as recommended by the pay commission.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith said this to the press yesterday after receiving the review committee report from Cabinet Secretary Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, who led the committee.
The National Pay Commission, led by former Bangladesh Bank governor Mohammed Farashuddin, earlier proposed raising the basic salary to Tk 8,200 from existing Tk 4,100 for the lowest grade and Tk 80,000 from Tk 40,000 for the highest.
The commission handed over its recommendations to the finance minister on December 21 last year while a separate set of recommendations for the armed forces was submitted a couple of days later.
On December 31, a secretary-level committee was formed to review the proposals.
The review committee in its report agreed with the pay commission's recommendation for abolishing selection grade and time-scale for government employees and introducing an annual increment on a perpetual increase basis for them, the finance minister told journalists at the Cabinet Division.
The recommendations of pay structure would be finalised by July or August, Muhith said.
No matter when the recommendations are finalised, the new pay scales will be made effective from July 1 this year, the minister asserted.