Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Sunday, February 17, 2019 02:40:44 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Pay rise is the biggest sabotage for the government

By Editorial Desk
01st-Feb-2016       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

What started as the government's appeasement of bureaucrats to buy their loyalty appears to be a biggest financial sabotage to the government. It is unthinkable for any responsible government to think it rational to give government employees double pay rise by one stroke. Now everybody working in the public service wants to be satisfied by equal pay rise. Even the private sector employees feel encouraged to go for pay rise.The government has hiked the salary of the public servants making the administrative and foreign service cadre officers top beneficiaries doubling their pay and perks. But 26 other BCS cadre services trailing behind them are now calling for an end to such anomalies.  They have threatened agitation. But strike by government officers belonging to almost all cadres except few means the entire administration will become dysfunctional that the government could not foresee.News report said the Principal Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office Mr Abul Kalam Azad met 26 cadre officers' representatives on Thursday and assured them the government will do everything to meet their demands. What started as pay hike now led to a long process to reform the organizational structures of the services to introduce a permanent system for promotions; which would also determine eligibility of higher pay. And to many it would open the pandora box of agitation by different professional groups to make it very difficult for the government to contain it. A settled service system is going for unsettling the entire administration.   Most significant is that AFM Bahauddin Nasim, who is convenor of the 26 cadre services and also an organizing secretary of Awami League and a lawmaker, is fighting the cause of the cadre officers. They want removal of administrative cadre officers from their higher posts. His role as leader of the cadre services gives the impression that the government is facing challenges even from its own people.  Every professional group is now after attaining double pay and perks and higher status right from the President to Prime Minister, Speaker of parliament, ministers and lawmakers. The deprived are only those who are outside the government and not covered by the national pay scale. Government money is now meant for government leaders and its servants but its cascading affects are poised to destabilize the entire economy and cause severe suffering to common people. However, it appears that the government is not bothered whether or not the country's financial condition can sustain such pressure. Most important is that the service reorganization, which the government is going to take, is also bound to intensify fight for group interest to destabilize public institutions.  Many fear that the government move to amend the Upazila Act to make the Upazila Nirbahi Officers (UNOs) as the chief executives of the upazilas may draw flank from elected Upazila Chairman. What appears is that the anomalies what started with the eighth pay scale is now sending waves of destabilization at all level. The government is now ready to give eighth grade to all cadre officers at entry level; which was limited to administrative and foreign service cadres and few others under the new pay scale.  But professional groups are demanding more like restoration of the time scale and selection grade denied to them under the new pay scale. Government college teachers only recently observed a three-day strike to get their previous benefits restored while the public university teachers' recent strike immobilized all higher educational institutions. They are angry for degradation of their pay and status. Teachers of the non-government schools have meanwhile raised tuition fees from 11 percent to 100 percent to match their financial benefits with teachers of the government paid schools. Guardians are agitating on the other hand demanding scraping of the new tuition fees creating a mess at primary education level. A committee set up by education ministry has suggested that tuition fees need to be raised but to what extent it will be raised will be decided by the government. What appears is that the rise in pay of the government servants appears to be the biggest sabotage that the government is forced to deal with.The government is being kept in the dark that some privileged sections don't want the people are well looked after ignoring the economic crisis for the general public. It is dangerous for any government to look too selfish when the people suffer economic mismanagement. The pay rise crisis is not going to disappear so easily.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Ensure safety for patients in the hospitals by any means


CITY'S Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital has started operations after a messy situation caused by fire on Thursday evening. Director of the SSMCH said a total of 1,174 patients, including 72 children, were shifted to other government hospitals after the fire originated at the children's ward on the second floor ...

Sports »

Stunned Japan swimmers back stricken Olympic pin-up Ikee


AFP, Tokyo :Japanese swimmers have vowed to step up their efforts in support of Rikako Ikee, the poster girl for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics who has announced she is suffering from leukaemia.Earlier this week, the 18-year-old swim queen tweeted that she had cut short a training camp in Australia after ...

Football »

Capoue sends Watford into FA Cup quarter-finals at QPR's expense


Etienne Capoue's goal in first-half stoppage time was enough to give Watford a 1-0 win away to Queens Park Rangers (QPR) on Friday that saw the Hornets into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.Both sides had opportunities in an even opening period that belied the fact that Watford are eighth ...

International »

Turkey has not revealed all about Khashoggi killing : Erdogan


AFP, Ankara :Turkey has not yet revealed all the information it has discovered about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday."We haven't given all the elements we have at our disposal," the Turkish head of state said during an ...

Entertainment »

Fagun Haway' draws huge acclamation


Entertainment Desk :The premier show of 'Fagun Haway', a movie based on the 1952 Language Movement, draw a large number of film loving people at cinema halls.Actor turned director Tauquir Ahmed directed the movie which was released simultaneously at 52 cinema halls across the country.The story of the movie was ...

City »

The Namaz-e-Janaza of Poet Al Mahmud was held at the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday.


Editorial »

Save the Sunderbans to save the Royal Bengal Tigers


FOR the constant rise in sea levels and rapid climate change, the famous Royal Bengal Tigers of the Sunderbans could be disappeared within 50 years, especially from the Bangladesh part, according to a new study published recently in the journal Science of The Total Environment. A team of Bangladeshi and ...

City »

Members of RAB-2 nabbed one on Friday from Narayanganj for taking money from government officials from different areas in the country impersonating Anti-Corruption Commission official.


.

Cricket »

Feels like it`s a blessing to just be playing again: Steyn


Agency :Dale Steyn, the South African mainstay, continued to impress on his comeback trail, as he bowled at high pace and picked up four wickets over a long spell on Day 2 of the first Test of the two-match series versus Sri Lanka in Durban.The veteran fast bowler bowled at ...

Entertainment »

Shanta Jahan feels comfortable in hosting


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Popular host of present time Shanta Jahan has to be engaged with hosting round the year in and outside the country in different stage shows and TV programmes. Besides hosting, she has more identities. She is also a model and TV actress. But she always feels comfortable ...

International »

Trump heavier, but in ‘very good health’: Doctor


AFP, Washington :President Donald Trump is a little heavier than last year and needs a higher dose of cholesterol medicine, but remains in "very good health," his official doctor said Thursday.The presidential physician, Sean Conley, said Trump, 72, passed his medical exam last week with flying colors."It is my determination ...

Cricket »

It was difficult to hit through the line of the ball in Napier: Guptill


Martin Guptill is happy to work his way through the travails of a slow Napier pitch and score an ODI hundred, which helped New Zealand beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the opening game of the three-match series. The hosts had notably lost the ODI against India here couple of ...

International »

Taliban announces surprise talks with US in Pakistan


PTI, Islamabad :The Taliban said Wednesday that its negotiators would meet US envoys for talks this month in Islamabad, and also sit down with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss Afghanistan.While Islamabad did not immediately confirm the talks, Washington said it had "noted" the announcement, which comes after weeks ...

International »

Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe


AP, Washington :Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel's Russia probe, a judge ruled Wednesday.U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson's decision was another loss for Manafort, a once-wealthy political consultant who rose to lead Donald Trump's 2016 campaign ...

Editorial »

Myanmar`s provocation: Dhaka should deal with the issue delicately


YET again Myanmar has shown Saint Martin's Island of Bangladesh as of its part in the official map. Protesting it, Dhaka on Thursday summoned Myanmar Chargé d'affaires and handed over a strongly worded protest note also expressing serious dissatisfaction over repeating such false claim, and demanded immediate corrective measures. Director ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news