The Cabinet on Monday approved the proposed pay scale for the public servants.
The report on new pay scale made by a secretary-level committee was approved at a cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Secretariat on Monday noon. It is likely to be passed in the National Parliament in the upcoming session.
According to the proposal, the lowest grade’s basic salary would increase 100% to become Tk 8,250 from Tk 4,100. The main salary of the highest grade would also be doubled to become Tk 78,000.
Cabinet secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said the selection grade would not be continued.
Salary will be increased for all, he added.
All types of allowances outside the basic salary will be given from 2016.
Also, without delay the pay scale will be effective for MPO enlisted teachers with retrospective effect from July 1, the cabinet secretary said.
He also said the government employees will get 20% of their basic salary as festival bonus on the occasion of Pahela Boishakh.
The government servants will get 90% of their basic salary as pension which was earlier 80%.