The teachers and employees of non-MPO educational institutions began indefinite sit-in on Monday in demand of bringing their institutions under monthly pay order (MPO).
Teachers from different districts took part in the programme under the banner of "Non-MPO Shikhya Pratishthan Shikhyak Karmachari Federation" took position in front of the National Press Club at 10 am.
Earlier, they announced the programme on Sunday.
They have been observing a half-day sit-in programme from June 10, demanding the enlistment of their educational institutions under the MPO facilities.
Non-MPO Shikhya Pratishthan Shikhyak Karmachari Federation President Mahamudunnabi Dollar said: "We have been observing the programme to realise our demands. And we will continue it until our demands are met."
MPO is the government's share in the payroll of the non-government educational institutions. Under the scheme, the government gives 100 percent basic salaries to the teachers of non-government schools. The teachers also get a lump sum amount as other allowances from the MPO.
As per rules, the educational institutions first come under MPO facilities and then the government enlists the teachers in the payroll.
According to the leaders of the federation, the number of non-MPO educational institutions is 5,242, where around 80,000 teachers are working without any pay, some for more than a decade.