A parliamentary standing committee on Sunday recommended reformation of quota system in government jobs.
The parliamentary standing committee on public administration ministry came up with the decision during its meeting at parliament secretariat with HN Ashiqur Rahman in the chair.
In the wake of students’ movement across the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on April 11called for abolition of quota system in government jobs while speaking in parliament.
Meeting sources said the committee opined for reformation of quota system.
The ministry apprised the committee that they had been waiting for the directive of the prime minister in this regard.
The way the prime minister gives the directive, the ministry will work following the directive, public administration secretary Mozammel Haque Khan told the meeting.
Committee members, including public administration state minister Ismat Ara Sadek, ABM Fazle Karim Chowdhury, RAM Obaidul Muktadir Chowdhury, Mustafa Lutfullah, Khorshed Ara Haque and Joya Sen attended the meeting.
Emerging from the meeting, committee chairman Ashiqur Rahman told reporters that they are against abolition of quota system in government jobs.
“The prime minister has called for abolition of quota system, but we have some accountability to the country, freedom fighters and underprivileged people,” he said.
“Considering the factors, we have suggested the government for reformation of quota system,” he added.