The High Court has directed the government to work for the village police. At the same time, they have given instruction to pay their salaries in honor of the fourth-grade scale.
The bench, comprising Justice Ashraful Kamal and Justice Raziq Al Jalil, settled the rule issued on Sunday.
As a result of this verdict, 8,000 villages of the country will get additional privileges.
Instruction from the court earlier for the village police:
Earlier last year, the High Court issued a rule asking why the inability of the defendants to include village police jobs in the revenue sector would not be declared out of legal authority and that salaries should not be paid in respect of the fourth-grade scale.
A High Court bench of justices M Mainul Islam Chowdhury and Justice JBM Hasan issued the rule on hearing of a writ petition filed by six village police.
At that time, the lawyer heard the petitioners in the court. Naushar Ali Mollah. Motahar Hossain Saju was in the state.
Nausher Ali later told reporters that on December 5 last year, five villages in different districts issued a high court rule in response to a writ petition by police. Similarly, five more village police and Dafdar appealed the writ petition in different districts of the country including Rajshahi, Dinajpur, Panchagarh, Jaipurhat, and Gaibandha.
The number of village police in the country together with Dafdar and Mahaldar is about 3,000. Among them, the monthly salary of the office bearers is Tk. And the salaries of Mahladars are 3 thousand taka.
The Union Parishad is giving half of the salary to the village police. Because the job of the village police is not including in the government’s revenue, and the rest goes from the government’s treasury.
Since the British rule, these forces have been operating under different laws. The latest Local Government (Union Council) Act, 25 was incorporated, Under this Act, rules were laid down on the formation, training, discipline, and conditions of employment of village police forces in the local government (union council).
Prosecutors claim that the force has been operating under different laws since the British rule. The latest Local Government (Union Council) Act, 25 incorporated. Under this Act, rules were laid down on the formation, training, discipline, and conditions of employment of village police forces in the local government (union council).
But in this rule, they have not been assigned any class. Meanwhile, in the wake of demand, the local government ministry, on 28, wrote to the finance department to determine the fourth class scale of village police.
The lawyers also said that a monk also earns Tk 500 a day. But a village policeman working only 24 hours and got a salary of only 300 rupees daily. The government appoints them again. But in the rules, they have not been assigned a class.
The court issued the order on Sunday.
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