The federal government has deliberate to disburse salaries of academics and workers of personal instructional establishments beneath month-to-month cost order scheme by means of cellular monetary service.
Finance ministry officers stated that they had been working to convey 4.96 lakh MPO recipients’ wage disbursement beneath the cellular banking service to stop pointless delay.
They blamed the present cost system carried out primarily by the state-owned banks for the delay, typically crossing greater than a fortnight to succeed in the beneficiaries.
The federal government pays fundamental salaries, home rents and medical allowances to academics and workers of the personal instructional establishments certified to be included within the MPO scheme.
Till 2006, the MPO recipients used to get half of the fundamental salaries from the federal government beneath the scheme, launched in 1980s.
The quantity beneficiaries beneath the MPO scheme stands at 4,96,362 after the federal government included some 2,730 new instructional establishments within the programme in October 2019.
Main and mass schooling secretary Md Akram-Al-Hossain stated that they had been but to know in regards to the finance ministry plan to disburse MPO salaries by means of cellular banking.
He, nonetheless, stated that such transfer could be useful for the beneficiaries.
Finance ministry officers stated that the federal government had allotted Tk 15,001 crore within the just lately concluded fiscal 12 months 2019-20 for salaries of academics and employees beneath the MPO scheme.
The allocation was Tk 13,144 crore in 2018-19.
Finance Division extra secretary Mohammad Habibur Rahman additionally stated that each one varieties of authorities funds, together with social security internet programme, could be introduced beneath the cellular banking the place it might be potential.
He stated that transactions by means of cellular banking might save time.