New pay commission headed by Dr Farashuddin

A 16-member Pay and Services Commission, headed by former governor of Bangladesh Bank Dr Mohammed Farashuddin, was formed to assess public servants’ salaries.

Farash Uddin “Dr Mohammed Farashuddin has been made chief of the commission while former secretary Abul Kashem its member secretary,” Finance Division secretary Fazle Kabir told the media, reports UNB.

On October 30, Finance Minister AMA Muhith announced the formation of two commissions to fix the salary structure of public servants and remove discrepancies in salaries among different cadres.

Earlier in 2008, during the army-backed caretaker government, the 7th Pay Commission was formed subsequently raising the salaries of public servants on July 1, 2009.