Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Separate pay scales for the staff of Bangladesh Bank and state-owned commercial banks would be finalized by June this year, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said.
The proposed pay scale will be approved after examining three proposals submitted by a government committee in this regard, he added.
“We are going to finalize separate pay scale for employees and officials serving in the central bank and other state-owned banks,” the finance minister told reporters on Wednesday after a meeting with chairmen, managing directors and deputy managing directors of six government-owned banks.
The meeting, held at the conference room of the Ministry of Finance (MoF), was also attended by BB Governor Dr. Atiur Rahman and Banking and Financial Institution Division Secretary Shafiqur Rahman Patwary, among others.
During the previous BNP rule, an initiative was taken to give a separate pay scale for the staff of the central bank and state banks under a banking sector reform program.
Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed, the then governor of the central bank, pursued the government for long, without any success. Even when he became the chief adviser of caretaker government, his attempt failed due to strong opposition from government officials.
BBN/SSR/AD-08Mar12-8:30 am (BST)