The High Court has issued a rule asking why the 60 per cent quota for women and 20 per cent quota for children and staff members of existing teachers (pet quota) in recruitment of government primary school teachers across the country should not be cancelled.
The HC bench of Justice Md Mojibur Rahman Mia and Justice Kamrul Islam Mollah issued rule on Monday (December 13) following a writ petition.
Earlier on March 17, Md Tarek Rahman, a candidate for the post of assistant teacher, submitted the with petition to the High Court, seeking its directive on the authorities concerned of the government to cancel the quota system in the recruitment in primary schools.
Advocate Aklas Uddin Bhuiyan moved for the writ petition. He said that the public administration ministry cancelled the quota system in recruitment of primary school teachers through issuing a notification on October 4 in 2018. But the primary and mass education ministry on October 18 in 2020 issued a circular for recruiting more than 35,000 assistant teachers for government primary schools across the country including the quota system.
According to the circular, 40 percent quota for women, 20 percent quota for children and staff members of existing teachers and only 20 percent quota for male candidates have been kept which is discriminatory, unconstitutional and contradictory to the notification issued by the public administration ministry, the lawyer said.