A boost for daily wage earners at govt offices
The government has increased the daily wage by Tk 100 for skilled regular and unskilled irregular workers employed at the offices of city corporations and other district and divisional administrations.
The increment came about to counter the fallouts of the coronavirus pandemic and the high cost of basic commodities, a senior official of the finance ministry said.
The ministry issued a circular on October 12 in this regard with immediate effect.
According to the circular, a skilled regular worker at the city corporations of Dhaka and Chattogram will now receive Tk 600 per day.
The amount has been fixed at Tk 575 per day for unskilled irregular workers in city corporations of Dhaka and Chattogram.
The skilled regular workers at the offices of divisional and other city corporations of the country will receive Tk 600 as their wage every day. The amount for the unskilled irregular workers employed on a daily basis at those offices has been fixed at Tk 550.
The amount is Tk 550 a day for skilled regular workers at the offices at district and upazila levels and Tk 500 for unskilled irregular workers. The offices will have to bear the costs from their coffer, the circular said.