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No quota for class-I, class-II jobs
The committee formed to evaluate the quota system on Monday recommended abolishment of quota system for class-I and class-II jobs in public service.
At a briefing after the weekly cabinet meeting, cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters at the secretariat that the report regarding the quota system had been submitted to the prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
The committee had earlier said it had suggested abolishment of almost all quotas in civil service and to prioritise merit-based recruitment.
‘We've submitted the report to prime ninister Sheikh Hasina at the cabinet meeting where the committee proposed abolishing the quota system from the 9th to the 13th grades of government jobs,’ said cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam while talking to reporters at the Prime Minister's Office, reports United News of Bangladesh.
Talking about freedom fighters' quota, Shafiul Alam, said: ‘It's a matter of government policy and our suggestion will not disobey the verdict of the court.’
The public administration ministry will place the proposal to the cabinet and a gazette notification will be published if the cabinet approves it, he said.
Students of public and private universities across the country took to the streets demanding reforms in the quota system in April this year. They blocked key points in the capital and roads and highways across the country.
In the face of widespread protests, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on April 11 in parliament declared scrapping of quotas for all government jobs.
A seven-member committee was formed on July 2 to review the quota system with cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam as its convener. The other members of the committee are secretaries of the public administration, finance division, liberation war affairs, legislative division and Public Service Commission and Prime Minister’s Office acting secretary.