Finance Minister AMA Muhith has announced formation of a permanent Pay Commission soon to revise the salaries and allowances of public servants.
In his budget
speech on Thursday, he said, “Let me inform this august House, we shall
constitute a Permanent Commission next year to give recommendations to the
government from time to time on issues pertaining to pay structure.”
the next fiscal, we are going to introduce separate pay structure for Bangladesh
Bank and the state owned commercial banks. Such separate pay structure may have
to be fixed for other services too. The Permanent Commission will also give
recommendations on these pay structures,” Muhith said.
He said the
government had significantly enhanced the pay and allowances of the government
employees with effect from 2009 following the recommendations of the Pay
“At that time, we said that instead of constituting a Pay
Commission in a discrete manner, we may constitute a permanent Pay Commission
that may recommend salary adjustment commensurate to inflation and also address
the issue of salary discrepancies.”
Currently, there are some 1.3 million
officials and employees in the public sector. Of them, 1.1 million hold regular
After the Awami League-led government assumed office in January
2009, it increased the salaries of government employees from July 1, 2009. The
inflation rate rose by over eight percent in the last three years.
Ministry of Finance on June 2 also issued an order for a revised pay scale of
the Bangladesh Judicial Service.