Service extended to 60 years

March 30, 2010

The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of ‘Bangladesh Labour (Amendment) Act 2010’ allowing the extension of service tenure of labourers working with the government organisations.
“As per the decision, labourers would retire from their services at the age of 60 instead of 57,” Abul Kalam Azad, Press Secretary to the Prime Minister told journalists after the weekly regular Cabinet Meeting at the conference room of the Press Information Department (PID).
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting. Ministers, State Ministers and Advisors to the Prime Minister, among others, were present.
The Press Secretary of the Prime Minister said the Government has approved the new labour law after reviewing 25 related laws and amendment of Labour Law 2006. He said the Cabinet meeting also approved the draft of ‘Bangladesh Telecommunication (Amendment) Act 2010’, empowering the Telecommunication Ministry to issue licenses and fixing tariffs, Azad said.
The Cabinet meeting also approved International Long Distance Telecommunication Service Policy 2010 with a view to making the international telecommunication cheaper and give chances to real businessmen.
The Cabinet Meeting has also directed the National Board of Revenue (NBR) to assess properly on income and expenditure of persons.
“Corruption increases when there is a gape between income and expenditure. The rate of corruption should be reduced substantially if proper assessment of people’s incomes and expenditures are done,” Azad said while quoting the Prime Minister.

Courtesy of The New Nation

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