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Mandatory online pay fixation begins

Update : 17 Dec 2015, 09:49 AM

The process for the fixation of salaries and pensions civil servants and pensioners under the 8th pay order has been started on Thursday.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith launched the website – www.payfixation.gov.bd – at his office in the afternoon.

After launching the website, Muhith assured that the civil servants filling out the online salary fixation form will not face any hassle from now onwards.

Replying to a query about Bangladesh Bank pay scale, Muhith said: “There will not be a separate pay scale for them, everyone will have to following the 8th pay scale.”

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.

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 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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