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369,451 posts remain vacant

Hiring process starts

Published : 20 Nov 2020 10:05 PM | Updated : 21 Nov 2020 08:05 AM

The government has started recruitment process to fill up 3, 69,451 vacant posts in different departments.

In the wake of coronavirus crisis, the all recruitment process came to a halt. 

However, as recruitment against vacant posts is a continuous process, vacancies at many departments get filled up inadequately while some new vacancies arise, sources in the public administration ministry said.

Replying to a query in the national parliament on Thursday, State Minister for Public Administration (MoPA) Farhad Hossain said recruitment of vacant posts in government offices is an ongoing process. Various steps have been taken to fill up the vacancies. Recruitment of 2204 cadres through 38 BCS is at the final stage. Police verification work is underway.

The state minister informed that, from successful candidates’ list 39 BCS has recruited 2,000 doctors in  the permanent cadre of newly created Assistant Surgeons for the treatment of Covid-19 patients and for the urgent needs of the state. 1903 manpower will be recruited through 40 BCS, whose written test has been completed. Besides, 2166 manpower will be recruited through 41 BCS.

In addition, he mentioned that 2000 doctors will be recruited through the 42nd (Special) BCS.

Highlighting legal complication, the state minister said, consent for creation of new posts and clearance for appointment to vacant posts are given from the Organization and Management Division of the Ministry of Public Administration in accordance with the requirements of all the Ministries/ Departments as per their respective recruitment rules, to proceed further.

He later added that, some vacancies could not be filled or promoted as there is running litigation in the court concerning the recruitment process.

Former economics professor at the University of Dhaka (DU) Nazrul Islam told The Bangladesh Post, “The process of government job recruitment takes a little bit time due to delay in receiving clearance. In this global pandemic situation, it has become timely call to increase the age of entering into job.”

"There is a big difference between the higher education curriculum and the job test courses, including BCS, so they have to re-study for job. Due to the global epidemic, students are now confined between four walls. They have not been able to apply for any job for seven or eight months. As a result, the morale of many unemployed people has broken.” he added.