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Doctors’ Assoc says new pay scales disparate, unacceptable

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The Doctors Association of Bangladesh (BMA), a platform of pro-BNP physicians, yesterday termed the newly announced 8th national pay scale as unacceptable.
“The interests of physicians and people working in the health sector have been undermined because of the disparity in the new pay scale,” said BMA secretary general Dr AZM Zahid Hossain.In a statement he said 26,000 officials and two lakh employees in the health sectors have been affected financially and administratively due to cancellation of time scale and selection grade.
“The new pay scale will mark the beginning a black chapter for physicians and professionals,” he said
The BMA leader alleged that majority of the physicians have to take retirement marking their time in the grade-9 without promotion.
“Because of politicization, there will be no scope for non-partisan physicians to get promotion beyond the grade 9,” he said adding that the new pay scale also created block the way for the health cadre officials to be promoted to grade 1 and grade 2.
Zahid demanded restoration of the scope to get increment and promotions. – Staff Reporter

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