Minister, secretary to get Tk 75,000 for mobile set

Minsters, state ministers, deputy ministers and secretaries will be entitled to buy mobile sets worth of Tk 75,000 each.

The cabinet on Monday approved a draft ‘Government Telephone, Cellular, Fax and Internet Policy-2018’, updating the policy framed in 2004.

‘All ministers, state ministers, deputy minsters and secretaries will get Tk 75,000 to buy android mobile sets. Earlier, they could spend Tk 15,000 on mobile set from the government fund,’ cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters at a press briefing after a cabinet meeting at the secretariat.

He said that cabinet also instructed the authorities concerned to include Supreme Court judges in the policy.

Officials, holding the rank of joint secretary and additional secretary, as per the new policy, would get a monthly allowance of Tk 1500 for using mobile phones, the cabinet secretary said, adding that earlier they used to get Tk 600 for this purpose.