The government has formed a cabinet committee to review the pay structure for public university teachers after months of protests.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith will lead the body as its conveyor, according to a gazette notification issued today.
The ministers of industries, commerce, education and law and the minister or state minister of public administration and state minister of finance have been made members of the seven-strong committee.
The committee has been tasked with reviewing the unsettled cases aiming to implement the national pay scale and coming up with necessary recommendations after looking into the allegations of inequality in the pay scale.
Teachers of the 37 public universities in Bangladesh have been demonstrating for demands of a separate pay structure. Pressing for the demand, they observed work abstentions and a strike.
The government recently approved a new pay scale for civil servants with retrospective effect from July 2015. The teachers claimed that pay scale was “disgraceful and discriminatory”.
Cabinet Secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan had hinted of this cabinet committee on September 7 and said the body would reconsider the pay structure for teachers.