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Dhaka, Thursday   28 January 2021

HC orders disposal of writ on ‘time scale’ of primary teachers

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:09 PM, 13 January 2021  

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The Appellate Division today directed the High Court the disposal of the writ petition filed against the circular issued by the Ministry of Finance on the return of the ‘time scale’ facility to the primary teachers went from private to government in 2013-14.

An appellate bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order on Wednesday.

Barrister Mokshedul Islam appeared for the writ petition. Deputy Attorney General Samarendra Nath Biswas represented the state.

Earlier, 48,620 nationalized teachers were given time scale facilities. However, on 12 August 2020, the Ministry of Finance issued a circular on the return of ‘time scale’ benefits to primary school teachers. The aggrieved teachers later filed a writ petition in the High Court challenging its validity. 

After hearing the writ petition, the High Court Division adjourned the circular and issued a rule. The state then appealed to the Appellate Division against the rule. 

On September 13, the Chamber Court stayed the High Court order. The teachers later appealed to the Appellate Division to lift the stay order. The Appellate Division ordered the hearing of the petition.