BENEVOLENT FUND AND GROUP INSURANCE
- Application of this Chapter:-(1) This Chapter shall apply to all regular- employees of the Board.
- The provision of this Chapter’ shall not affect the right to receive any provident fund, gratuity or other benefits accruing to the employee on his retirement or invalidation; or on his family upon his death under these rules.
- Board of Trustees-(l) There shall be a Board of Trustees for administration . and management of the Power Development Board Employees Benevolent and Insurance Funds consisting of the following, namely –
- Member (Finance)
- Director, Finance
- Director (Personnel)
- Director (Labour Welfare)
- In addition to the members specified in sub-rule (1), the Chairman of the Board of Trustees may nominate any employee to be present in the meeting of the Board of Trustees.
- Powers of the Board of Trustees-The Board of Trustees shall have power-
- to settle claim for benevolent grants and sums assured under these rules and all matters connected with such claims;
- to sanction grant from the Benevolent Fund to the employees or their families in accordance with the provisions of these rules;
- to do or cause to be done all acts and things necessary for the’ proper administration and management of the moneys or properties in the Benevolent Fund and Insurance Fund;
- to sanction expenditure connected with the administration and management of the Benevolent Fund and the Insurance Fund and to- make arrangement for the insurance of the life of the employees, to give effect to the provisions of these rules;
- to invest money, held in the Benevolent Fund, in Government ,securities and other Government approved investments; in construction of buildings for the purposes of raising ventures the plans whereof having been previously approved by the Board ;
- to appoint or employee such persons as it considers necessary for the efficient performance of its operation on such terms and conditions as it may; subject to these rules, determine; and
- to do or cause to be done all things ancillary or incidental to any of the aforesaid’ powers or to the purposes, of the Benevolent Fund and the Insurance Fund.
- Meeting of the Board of Trustees-(l) The meetings of the Board of ‘ Trustees shall be held at such time and places as may be convened by its Chairman.
- Three members shall form a quorum at a meeting’ of the Board of Trustees.
- The meetings of the Board of Trustees shall, be presided over by its Chairman and, in his absence, by the persons elected for the purpose by its members present from amongst themselves.
- Each member of the Board of Trustees shall have one vote and, in the event of equality of votes, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees shall have a second or casting vote.
- All orders and decisions of the Board of Trustees shall be authenticated by the signature of its Chairman or of such other members as may, be resolution, be authorised by it in this behalf.
- Powers and functions of the Member-Secretary- The Member-Secretary of the Board of Trustees shall exercise such power and perform such functions as may be prescribed, or as may, subject to these rules, be assigned to him by the Board of Trustees.
- Delegation of powers-The Board of Trustees may, for facilitating the discharge of its functions and ensuring efficient operation of the Benevolent and Insurance Funds, by a resolution, delegate to its Member-Secretary, or to its any other officers, subject to such conditions and limitations, if any, as may be specified therein, such of its powers and duties under these rules as it may deem necessary.
- Constitution of the Benevolent Fund-(l) There shall be constituted fund to be called the Power Development Board, Employee’s Benevolent Fund, in this Chapter referred to as the Benevolent Fund.
2) To the credit of the Benevolent Fund shall be placed-
- all sums paid by the employees as subscriptions to the Benevolent Fund;
- all grants, made by the Board, Government or other authorities ;, (c) donations made by private individuals or institutions;
- all income, profits or interest accruing from the assets belonging: to the Benevolent Fund or from investments made by it ; and
- loans raised by the Board of Trustees with the previous approval of the Board or Government.
- Subscription to be paid by the employees-(l) Every employee shall be liable to pay to the Benevolent Fund a monthly subscription at the rates applicable to Government employees and the amount of such subscription shall be deducted, at the source, from his pay and credited or remitted to the Benevolent Fund.
- Where the amount of subscription cannot for any reason be deducted from the pay of the employee the employee shall remit to such officer as may be prescribed for the purpose the sum of subscription payable by him and any amount of subscription remaining unpaid due to inadvertence or negligence of the employee or otherwise shall be recoverable from him as soon as possible by deduction from his salary bills,
- Default in the payment of the subscription either for the reasons that the pay of the employees was not drawn or due 10 his inadvertence, negligence or fault or any other reasons whatsoever shall not affect his right or the right of his family to receive the benevolent grant under rule 129, but the amount of unpaid subscription shall be deducted from such grant.
- Benevolent grants to be paid from the Benevolent Fund-If an employee-
- is declared by the Medical Board constituted under rule 46 that he has become completely incapable, physically or mentally, to discharge the duties of his employment and is, for that reason removed from service ; or
- dies during the continuance of his employment or retires from service due to disablement before attaining the age of fifty-seven years- he or, in the event of his death, his family shall be entitled to receive a -benevolent grant from the Benevolent Fund according to the scale specified in Schedule I to this Chapter for a period of ten years or upto the date on which the employees ,attains or might have, if he was alive, attained the age of sixty years, whichever is earlier :
Provided that in the case of an employee who dies after having drawn benevolent grant under this rule, the said period often -years shall be reckoned from the date from which he began drawing such grant.
- Payment of benevolent grant-On the death of an employee, the amount of benevolent grant payable under rule 129 shall-‘
- if there is any nomination in Form No, 11 in favour of a member or members of his family, be paid to such member or members of his family in accordance with the terms of the nomination; and
- if there is no such nomination, be paid to such member or members of his family, subject to such conditions imposed with a view to ensuring that the amount is justly and equitably utilised for the maintenance and benefit of all the members of his family as may, be determined by the Board of Trustees.
- Group Insurance of employees-(l) The Board of Trustees shall, from time to time, arrange for insuring the life of the employees in sums specified in Schedule II to this Chapter with such Insurance Company or ,other insurer and for such period as it deems fit and where any such arrangement subsists, the liability to pay the said specified sum shall directly devolve upon the ‘said Insurance Company or other insurer.
- In the event of death of an employee, occurring by whatsoever cause, during the continuance of his employment, the Board of Trustees shall pay to the family of the deceased employees a sum specified in Schedule II.
- Constitution of the Insurance Fund-(I) There shall be constituted a fund to be called the Power Development Board Employees Insurance Fund in this Chapter referred to as the Insurance Fund, which shall vest in and be held and administered by the Board of Trustees.
- All sums received from the employees and Board as premia for the group insurance and any interest or profit accruing thereon shall be credited to the Insurance Fund.
- The moneys credited to the Insurance Fund shall be kept in such bank as may be prescribed by the Board of Trustees.
- All expenses on any arrangement entered into by the Board of Trustees with any insurance company or other insurer under rule 131 and all expenses on the administration of the Insurance Fund shall be defrayed from the Insurance Fund.
- Payment of Premia-(1) The Board shall pay the premia for and on behalf of all Class III and Class IV employees.
(2) The Class land Class II employees shall pay the premia at such rate .as may be determined by the Board, from time to time, which shall be deducted, at the source, from their pay.
- Payment of the sum assured-On the death of an employee, the sum assured shall be paid,-
- if there is any nomination in Form No. II in favour of a ‘member or members of his family, to such member or members of his family in accordance with the terms of the nomination; and
- if there is no such nomination, to such member or members of his family, subject to such conditions imposed- with a view to ensuring that the sum is justly and equitably utilised for the maintenance and benefit ‘of all the members of his family, as may be determined by the Board of Trustees.
Note-For the purpose of this Chapter, family shall include divorced or widowed sisters in addition to those mentioned in clause (18) of rule 2
- Accounts and audit-(l) The accounts of the Benevolent Fund and of the Insurance Fund shall be maintained in such manner and form as the Board may, from time to time; direct.
(2) The accounts of the Benevolent Fund and of the Insurance Fund shall be audited by such authority or agency as the Board may, after consulting its Director of Audit, appoint.
(Vide rule 129)
The amount of benevolent grant payable under rule 129 shall be in the following. scales, namely :-
|Pay||between||Taka||Monthly rate of benevolent grant Taka|
|301||and||400 —–||——— 125|
|501||and||600 —————||——— 175|
|701||and||800 —————||——— 225|
|901||and||1000 ………………||——— 275|
|1001||and||1100 ………………||——— 300|
|1101||and||1200 ………………||——— 325|
|1501||and||1600 ………………||——— 425|
|1701||and||1800 ……………..||——— 475|
|1901||and||2000 ————–||——— 525|
|2001||and||2100 ………………||——— 550|
|2101||and||2200 ————–||——— 575|
|2201||and||2300 —–||——— 600|
|2301||and||2400 —–||——— 625|
|2401||and||2500 —–||……….. 650|
|2501||and||2600 ————–||——— 675|
|2601||and||2700 —–||——— 700|
|2701||and||2800 ————–||——— 725|
The sum assured to be paid to the family of a deceased employee under rule 131 shall be-SCHEDULE II (Vide rule 131)
Where the pay per mensem
- is not more than Five hundred Taka
- is more than Five hundred Taka but no more than seven hundred and fifty Taka
- is more than Seven hundred and fifty Taka but not more than One thousand Taka.
- is more than One thousand Taka but not more than one thousand and Five hundred Taka,
- is more than One thousand and Five hundred Taka,
GENERAL CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE
T36. Conduct and discipline-(l) Every employee shall(a) conform to and abide by these rules;
- observe, comply with and obey all orders and directions which may, . from time to time, be given by the Board and any person or persons under whose jurisdiction, superintendence or control he may be ;
- serve the Board and discharge his assigned duties faithfully; honestly and diligently ;
- use his utmost endeavours to promote the interests of the Board; (e) observe proper decorum and show courtesy in all matters to all concerned and the members of the Public ; and.
- maintain strict secrecy regarding the affairs of the Board.
- No employee shall-
- associate himself with any political organisation or otherwise taka active part in politics or any political demonstration;
- absent himself from duties, or leave his station without obtaining permission from his controlling officer ;
- make any public statement ‘through press, radio or television unless specifically authorised to do so by the Board ;
- accept or seek any other employment or office or part-time work” whether on payment, stipendiary or honorary, without previous sanction of the Board ;
- engage in any trade or business without sepecific approval of the \. Board;
- indulge in parochialism, favouritism, victimization and willful abuse of office ;
- construct a building, whether intended to be used for residential or commercial purpose, except with the previous sanction of the Board obtained upon an application made in this behalf disclosing the source from which the cost of such construction shall be met.
- Every employee shall immediately report -to his controlling officer in case of any member of his family engages in any employment, trade or business with the Board.
- Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (e) and (f) of sub-rule (2) an employee may undertake occasional work of a purely literary or artistic nature provided such work does not cause any embarrassment to the Board.
- No employee or member of his family shall-.
- accept any gift or concession from any employee or person having or likely to have dealings with the Board ; and
- lend money to, or borrow money from, or place himself under any pecuniary obligation to any person or firm having or likely to have dealings with the Board.
- No employee shall be a member, office bearer or representative .of -any association or union other than a philanthropic or religious organisation unless such association or union is organised for the welfare and safeguard to the interest. of the employees under the terms and conditions of the Government rules and regulations in force.
- Declaration of assets and properties-(1) Every employee except a Class IV employees shall, at the time of entering the service under the Board, make -a declaration to the Board in Form No. 12, through the usual channel, of all immovable and movable properties including shares, certificates; securities, insurance policies and jewellery having a total value of Taka 10,000 (Taka ten thousand) or more belonging to or held by him or a member of his family and such declaration shall-
- state the district or districts within which the property is situated ;
- show separately individual items of Jewellery exceeding Taka 10,000(Taka ten thousand) in value; and
- give such further information as the Government may, by general or special order; require.
- Every employee except a Class IV employee shall submit to the Board in Form No. 13, through the usual channel, an annual return of assets in the month of December, each year, showing any increase or decrease of property shown in the declaration under sub-rule (1) or, as the case may be, the last .annual return.
- Every employee shall as and when he is so required by the Government, by a general or special order, furnish to the Board information as to his :assets disclosing his liquid assets and all other properties, immovable and movable, including shares, certificate, insurance policies and Jewellery.
- The declaration of assets on first entry into service and the annual return of assetsshall be sent in sealed cover to the Secretary of the Board, in respect of class I and Class II employees, and to the Head of office concerned, in respect of Class III employees for safe custody, Each sealed cover shall be marked as Declaration of assets of Mr…………………………….. ” (Name and Designation).
- Save in the case of a transaction conducted in good faith with a regular dealer, an employee who intends to transact any purchase, sale or disposal by other means of movable or immovable property exceeding in value (Taka five thousand) with a person possessing immovable property or carrying on business within the station, district or other local limits for which, such -employee is appointed, shall declare his intention to the Board, and when the employee himself is the Head of the Board; to the Government and such declare ration shall state fully the circumstances the price offered or demanded and, in the case of disposal otherwise than by sale, the method of disposal, . and thereafter the employee shall act in accordance with such orders as may be passed by the Board or, as the case may be, the Government.
Explanation-In this sub-rule the term ‘property’ includes agricultural or urban land, bonds; shares and securities but does not include a plot purchased for building a house from a co-operative housing society or a Government housing scheme; or bonds, shares or securities purchased from the approved security market, a semiGovernment institution or through public offer by a company.
- Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (5), an employee who is about to quit the station, district or other local limits for which he has been appointed, may, without making reference to any authority specified in sub-rule (5), dispose of any of his movable property by circulating lists of it generally or by causing it to be sold in public auction.