Cabinet approves new pay scale | The Daily Star
02:44 PM, September 07, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:16 PM, September 07, 2015

Cabinet approves new pay scale

The cabinet today approved new pay scale for public servants with a minimum basic salary of Tk 8,250 and a maximum of Tk 78,000.

--Effective from July 2015

--Allowances from 2016

--20pc new year bonus included

--MPO enlisted teachers to get new pay from July 2015

The new pay scale will be effective July 1 this year.

The endorsed pay scale will include new year allowance, 20 percent of basic pay, Cabinet Secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told reporters after the weekly cabinet meeting held at Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

All types of allowances outside the basic salary will be given from 2016.

Also, without delay the pay scale will be effective for MPO enlisted teachers with retrospective effect from July 1, the cabinet secretary said.

The eighth Pay and Services Commission on May 13 submitted its recommendation for public servants with a minimum basic salary of Tk 8,250 and a maximum of Tk 75,000.

December 31 last year, the eighth pay commission, led by Mohammed Farashuddin, filed its report suggesting doubling the basic pay for civil servants with a minimum pay of 8,200 and maximum 80,000.

The commission’s report said, for full implementation of its recommendations, the government will need Tk 22,953 crore in addition to the budgetary allocations of Tk 36,017 crore in the current fiscal year.

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