ACC officials likely to get 30pc risk allowance

Ahammad Foyez | Published: 01:34, Feb 11,2021


The Cabinet Division has sent to the finance ministry for approval a proposal of the Anti-Corruption Commission to give 30 per cent risk allowance to its officials.

The division on February 4 forwarded the commission proposal to the ministry, asking it to take necessary steps.

The ACC demanded for its officials 30 per cent risk allowance like what officials of some other government agencies, including the Rapid Action Battalion, the National Security Intelligence, the police and the Bangladesh Ansar and VDP, get.

According to the ACC proposal, the government would need to allocate about Tk 4 crore in additional funds in a year for giving risk allowance to commission officials.

ACC Secretary M Anwar Hossain Howlader sent the latest proposal to the division on January 25.

The commission started its move for such allowances in 2014.

According to the commission proposal, Tk 2,80,800 will be needed a year for giving allowance to its secretary, Tk 16,49,340 for director generals, Tk 60,93,900 for directors, Tk 2,03,130 each for the chairman’s personal secretary and the commission system analyst, Tk 3,69,036 for commissioners’ personal secretaries, Tk 1,71,60,174 for deputy directors, Tk 1,84,518 for the programmer, Tk 1,35,108 for the secretary’s personal secretary and Tk 1,32,40,584 for assistant directors.

Initially, commission officials demanded that the risk allowance should be set at 50 per cent of their salaries.

Later, the amount has been set at 30 per cent of their salaries following correspondences between the government and the ACC, said an ACC director.

The official said that the commission chairman Iqbal Mahmood was trying to settle the matter soon as he is set to end his five-year tenure in March.

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