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Primary assistant teachers’ pay scale upgraded into 13th grade

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:43 PM, 13 October 2020  

Primary assistant teachers’ pay scale upgraded into 13th grade

Primary assistant teachers’ pay scale upgraded into 13th grade

The government has directed to upgrade the pay scale of government primary school assistant teachers to 13th grade irrespective of their educational qualifications.

The primary and mass education ministry on Monday issued an order directing to upgrade all teachers' grades with the consent of the finance ministry.

The order said, with the consent of the finance department, the salaries of government primary school assistant teachers have been upgraded from grade-14 (trained) and grade-15 (untrained) to grade-13.

In the consent letter of the finance department, it is mentioned in column 5, the posts are to be filled as per the schedule of government primary school teacher recruitment rules, 2019 and in condition 1, it is stated that the salary grade fixed in column 4 will be effective according to the qualifications/experience shown in column 5. This condition of educational qualification will be applicable to those who will be newly recruited as per the recruitment rules 2019.

The order further said that according to the Government Primary School Teacher Recruitment Rules, 2019, educational qualification prescribed for the assistant teacher is graduation. According to 'Primary School Teacher Recruitment Rules, 1983, 1991 and 2013 the educational qualification was SSC for female candidates and HSC for male candidates. In the 'Government Primary School Recruitment Rules, 2013', the educational qualification was HSC for female candidates and graduation for male candidates.

Those who have been recruited under the pre-2019 recruitment rules have been recruited according to the educational qualifications prescribed in the recruitment rules. All those teachers have long experience. Therefore, the Ministry of Mass Education thinks that all the assistant teachers appointed under those rules can get salary grade-13 as per the qualification/experience mentioned in the condition number 1 of the consent letter of the finance department.

But those experienced assistant teachers who have not been recruited under the 'Government Primary School Teacher Recruitment Rules, 2019' and do not have a bachelor's degree are not able to fix their salary in grade-13. There is frustration or anger among the teachers at the field level.

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