University teachers to retire at 65Bdnews24.com . Dhaka
A law was proposed in parliament on Monday aimed at raising the retirement age for all public university teachers to 65 years to bring uniformity.
The bill placed by the education minister, Nurul Islam Nahid, was forwarded for scrutiny to the parliamentary standing committee on his ministry, which has been told to report in 10 days.
The ‘Public University Teachers (Retirement) (Special Rules) Act, 2012 was tabled to amend the relative section of Act at the 33 public universities, Nahid said after placing the bill.
The planned law says a public university teacher will retire at the age of 65 years, whatever is mentioned in the act, ordinance, order of the president, university regulation, rule, clause or any document with power of law.
Explaining the bill, the minister said the proposal is logical as the teachers of Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi and Jahangirnagar University go on retirement at 65. But those at BUET and other public universities retire at 60.
He said, the president agreed on lifting the age to 65 after the vice-chancellors of public universities met him with the proposal on May 18
Later, parliament passed ‘The Goods Producing State Owned Industries Workers (Terms and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2012’ with provisions for increasing labour wages and fixing terms and conditions of service.
The labour and employment minister, Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain, placed the bill.
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