The National Wage and Productivity Commission- 2015 has recommended the government to provide up to Tk 1,000 per month in allowances to the permanent workers of the state-owned mills and factories to facilitate the education of their children.
The education support allowance would be provided at the rate of Tk 500 per child for up to two children in a family regardless both father and mother or either of them is employed at state-owned mills and factories, according to the commission report.
The commission chairman Md Nazrul Islam Khan told dainikshiksha.com that they had handed over a copy of the report to the prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday.
It would help ensuring education of the children of the government workers who do not get any support, neither institutional nor financial, from their mills or factories, he said.
The commission considered to provide the allowance to the workers of state-owned mills and factories to rationalise with the facilities received by the corporate sector employees for their children’s education, he explained.
Besides, some state-owned factories have their own schools and colleges mainly to facilitate education of their workers’ children, he said, adding that the mills and factories under the ministry of textile and jute provide Tk 300 in allowance to permanent workers to facilitate their children’s education.
In the report, the commission also proposed the wages of the workers at state-owned mills and factories in 16 grades — Tk 8,300 for the lowest grate and Tk 11,200 for the highest grade.
The commission chairman said that the government would form a committee to examine and implement the recommendations.