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Non-MPO teachers stage sit-in for 4th consecutive day

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23rd March, 2019 12:05:09 printer

Non-MPO teachers stage sit-in for 4th consecutive day

Hundreds of teachers and employees not enlisted under the monthly pay order (MPO) continued their demand for MPO enlistment for the fourth consecutive day on Saturday in front of Jatiya Press Club in Capital.


Under the banner of ‘Non-MPO Educational Institutions Teachers’ and Employees' Federation’, they have been continuing the demo since Wednesday.


Some 10,000 to 15,000 teachers and employees under the federation's banner are pressing their demand for MPO enlistment.


MPO is the government's share in the payroll of the non-government education institutions. Under the scheme, the government gives 100 percent basic to the teachers of non-government schools. The teachers also get a lump sum amount as other allowances from the MPO.


As per the rules, the educational institutions first come under MPO facilities and then the government enlists the teachers in the payroll.


Earlier, the demonstrations on Thursday started a procession towards the Prime Minister Office around 11:00am but police intercepted them at Kodom Foara intersection.


Seeking intervention of the prime minister, they said they will not withdraw their demo until their demands fulfill.