The new 20-grade scale will be effective from July 1. It was approved at a regular cabinet meeting in the Secretariat on Monday led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Cabinet Secretary Muhammad Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said a separate pay scale for the armed forces was also approved in the meeting.
The National Pay and Service Commission proposed the new pay scale in December with basic salary ranging from Tk 8,200 to Tk 80,000. However it had suggested cutting down the number of grades to 16 from the existing 20.
On May 13, a secretary-level committee examined the Bangladesh Pay and Services Commission’s recommendations and lowered the top basic pay to Tk 75,000 and raised the minimum to Tk 8,250. It pitched for maintaining 20 grades.
The finance ministry evaluated the secretarial recommendations and sent it to the cabinet for the final nod.
The 20 grades
According to the new scale, basic salaries would be raised as follows:
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