Dhaka, Apr 9 (UNB) - A bill titled' Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Council (BCSIR) (Amendment) Bill, 2018' was passed in Parliament aiming to fix the retirement age of its scientists.
Science and Technology Minister Yafes Osman moved the Bill in the House and it was passed by voice vote.
The law was first enacted in 2013 where there was a provision of retirement age of 67 years for those researchers who have special talents and qualifications.
But, with the passage of time, some difficulties have been created since the relevant policy was not framed. Under the circumstances, the Cabinet approved a proposal for amending the law to delete that section.
After the passage of the Bill, the retirement age of the scientists of the BCSIR will be as like as the other public servants.