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Mandatory online pay fixation starts today

Update : 16 Dec 2015, 07:52 PM

The fixation of salaries and pensions of the country’s 2.1 million civil servants and pensioners under the 8th pay order goes online today.

The new mandatory online system moves away from the lengthy and corruption-prone paper-based system, official sources said.

A Finance Division official said: “We are launching a dedicated website – www.payfixation.gov.bd – for state salaries and pensions.”

The finance minister will launch the website today.

Government-owned mobile operator Teletalk will provide technical support to the process by sending text messages to civil servants who will fill up the online salary fixation form, he said.

On Sunday, the finance minister signed a summary regarding the online pay fixation form and website.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith confirmed the matter to journalists on Tuesday night, saying public servants will receive their December salaries under the 2015 pay scale.

Allowances under the new pay scale will be given from July next year, while arrears will be paid in two 50% tranches at the end of this month and in February.

The new pay scale is effective from July 1 this year. “The government expects a high standard of service from public servants,” Muhith said.

The online pay fixation form takes approximately five minutes to fill out.

Finance Secretary Mahbub Ahmed said: “It will be a hassle-free process from this year.”

According to the finance minister’s summary, public servants must fill out the pay fixation form online, and will be required to enter their national ID numbers and dates of birth.

The finance secretary said: “We will create a database of civil servants and pensioners under the online system.”

The Finance Division has paid the Election Commission Tk6.9 lakh for a one-year deal to use its unique identifier system. Under the agreement, the division will be charged Tk2 for each use of data.

The Finance Division also penned a deal with the Bangladesh Computer Council to use a dedicated virtual private server at the National Data Centre, according to Finance Division sources.

According to the summary, pensioners will be able to draw their payments directly through the banking system instead of through the Treasury once all of their data is collected through the online fixation system.

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