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The government on Thursday issued a notification scrapping the existing quota system in recruiting first and second class officers in government services in line with the cabinet decision.
The Public Administration Ministry issued the notification one day after the cabinet approved a high level government committee decision suggesting abolition of the system for higher level government services, reports BSS.
The approval was given in the weekly meeting of the cabinet held at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. As per the notification, direct recruitment in all government jobs in 9th grade (old first class) and from 10th to 13th grade (old second class) will be completely based on merit and existing quota system has been abolished.
The government on July 2, 2018 constituted the committee led by the cabinet secretary against the backdrop of demonstrations by students and jobseekers demanding quota system reforms alleging that the arrangement was depriving brilliant students from getting jobs in civil services.
The committee submitted the report to the government on September 17 suggesting abolition of the existing quota system in recruiting first and second class officers in government services.