Some 3.60 lakh posts remain vacant in different ministries and other government agencies in the country, Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam told Parliament on Monday.
“Now the number of total vacant posts in different ministries, divisions and departments is 3,59,261 in the country,” he said replying to an unstarred (written) question from Awami League MP Golam Dastagir Gazi (Narayanganj-1).
Of the vacant posts, 48,246 are first class posts, while 54,294 second class ones, 182,737 third class ones and 73,984 fourth class posts, the minister said.
Ashraful said necessary steps have been taken to fill the vacant posts. Recruiting people to the vacant posts is a continuous process, he added.
Replying to another unstarred question from independent MP Dr Rustum Ali Faraji (Pirojpur-3), the Public Administration Minister said now the government has no plan to increase the age limit for entering public service to 35 years from the existing 30 years.
Showing arguments behind the government’s stance, Ashraful said though there was huge session jam in the universities and different educational institutions in the past there is no severe session jam now. “Students now get 6-7 years time to apply for jobs after obtaining post-graduation degree despite having the 30 years age limit for entering public jobs,” the minister said.
He said now students obtain their SSC and HSC degrees at their age of 16 and 18 respectively, while post-graduation degree at 23-24 years.