Bangabandhu Parishad Union Digital Center Rajshahi divisional branch has formed a human chain in Rajshahi demanding transfer of pay scale to revenue sector.
This human chain was organized by Bangabandhu Parishad Union Digital Center Rajshahi Divisional Branch in front of Rajshahi Divisional Commissioner’s office on Saturday afternoon.
Bangabandhu Parishad Union Digital Center Rajshahi Branch President Jobair Hossain presided over and General Secretary Shariful Islam moderated Bangabandhu Parishad Union Digital Center Central Executive Council convener Sheikh Abdullah Al-Amin, Central Executive Council Member Secretary Emdadul Haque, Union Digital Center Sramik League Central Committee General Secretary Nazrul More than hundred members working in Rajshahi department including Islam were present in this human chain.
It is to be noted that the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina established four thousand five hundred Union Digital Centers (4500) across the country on November 11, 2010. Basically, these institutions depended on their own income for their livelihood by doing the official work of the Union Parishad. In 2016, as the process of recruitment of Accounts Assistant cum Computer Operator is going on in Union Digital Center
Workers are becoming unemployed. At present, many have been driven away by the Union Parishad Chairman and local leaders. The chairmen are not giving opportunity to Union Digital Center officers to work in many places by placing their own people. This problem has arisen in (80-90%) Union Digital Centers due to lack of own policy of this organization.
They question how appropriate it is to nominate every 5 years by issuing only one contract so far without following the proper rules, even though the Union Digital Center started as a lofty project. As per Govt Scheme Rules, 1972 every recruitment process is completed in pay scale/package pay and transferred to Revenue Department. So the workers at the Union Digital Center want to go back as usual. They requested the intervention of Hon’ble Prime Minister to amend the circular and cancel the contract and accept the salary scale of 4500 union digital centers and the policy of transfer to the revenue sector.
(Dhaka Times/September 3/SA)