Gazette issued on abolished quota for 1st, 2nd class govt jobs


Dhaka, October 04: The ministry of public administration on Thursday issued a gazette notification scrapping quota for first and second class government jobs.As per the gazette, candidates for the first and second class government jobs will be recruited on the basis of merit.

The cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal for abolishing the existing quota system in the recruitment process of the first and second class government jobs.

On September 17, the Quota Review Committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam, submitted their recommendation to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The committee recommended for quota free recruitment of first and second class employees in public services.

On July 2, the government formed the seven-member committee to review the existing quota system in public service.

In April, students of public and private universities across the country waged a strong movement demanding reforms in the quota system in public service recruitment process.

In the face of the movement, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced in parliament on April 11 the abolition of all types of quotas in government jobs.