Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives, Dhaka WASA board, Dhaka WASA chairman, MD, CEO and Comptroller and Auditor General have been made respondents to the rule.

Lawyer Jyotirmoy Barua stood for the writ petitioner while deputy attorney general Arabindo Kumar Roy represented the state.

Dhaka WASA Board announced to give performance award (performance bonus) to its employees, which will be equal to three basic salaries each in the 2020-2021 fiscal, which is against the provisions of the Dhaka WASA Act.