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HC declares performance bonuses for Dhaka WASA employees illegal

HC declares performance bonuses for Dhaka WASA employees illegal

Court Correspondent

The High Court (HC) declared illegal the decision to give performance bonuses to employees of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) in the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

A HC division bench of Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo pronounced the judgment, declaring a rule issued earlier in this regard, 'absolute-in-part'.

Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua took part in the hearing for a writ petition, while Deputy Attorney General Arbinda Kumar Roy and Assistant Attorney General Samsun Nahar Laili stood for the state.

Earlier on August 16, the High Court had issued a stay on the decision to give performance bonus to its employees, equal to three and a half basic salaries each. The court on that day had issued the rule, asking authorities concerned to explain as to why it shall not declare illegal the decision, which is against the provisions of the Dhaka WASA Act.

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