77-100% increase in govt salaries expected
Nirapad News :The Pay and Services Commission has finalised a new salary structure for government employees. It recommended Tk 80,000 as highest salary and Tk 8,200 as lowest. The commission proposed 100 per cent increase in salaries for employees at the very bottom of the scale and 77 per cent for officials at the top. The highest salary at the moment was Tk 45,000 and 4,100 the lowest. According to the secretary of the Ministry of Finance, the report, with the commission’s recommendations, will be submitted to Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Thursday afternoon.Meanwhile, former Bangladesh Bank governor Mohammad Farashuddin, who led the 17-member body, was tight lipped about the recommendations in their report.But a source inside the commission said it proposed that employees at the very bottom be paid Tk 8,200 instead of Tk 4,100. For officials at the top of the scale, it recommended Tk 80,000 instead of Tk 45,000. The report was finalised but its submission was delayed since the finance minister was in Singapore for his son’s treatment, according to a news agency.