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Salary Discrimination
Cabinet body reconstituted
Staff Correspondent
Published :Thursday, 17 September, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 38

Amid the ongoing movement by the public university teachers seeking a separate pay scale, the government has  reconstituted the cabinet committee over eliminating salary discriminations between the civil bureaucrats and teachers.
The Cabinet Division issued a gazette notification in this connection on Wednesday.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith will head the committee, while the Industries Minister, Commerce Minister, Education Minister, Law Minister, State Minister for Public Administration and State Minister for Finance and Planning will be members of the 7-member committee.
The Cabinet Secretary, Prime Minister's Principal Secretary, Senior Secretaries of Finance Division and Public Administration Ministry and Senior Secretaries, Secretaries, acting Secretaries of the Ministry or Division concerned will provide support to the committee members.
The major tasks of the committee include revision of the pending cases aiming to implement the national pay scale, securitising the allegations over salary discrimination and making  recommendations for settling those and submitting recommendations after examining other related issues.
However, the existing cabinet committee formed on April 24, 2014 will stand cancelled from now, said the notification signed by Additional Secretary Mostafizur Rahman.
On September 7, the Cabinet approved the new pay scale for public servants raising the monthly basic salary of the Grade 1 public officials to Tk78,000 (fixed) while the basic pay of Grade 20 employees at Tk8,250, making the national exchequer to bear an additional expenditure of Tk15,904.24 crore in the current fiscal year.
Public university teachers have been on a movement for an independent pay scale for them terming the 8th National Pay Scale 'a discriminatory one.

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