Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam on Monday said the quota issue is now under consideration of the high level of the government.
“As quota reform issue is a complex issue, it’ll take a little bit more time. The quota issue is under consideration of the high level of the government,” said the Cabinet Secretary at a briefing after the Cabinet meeting held at the Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
“The issue needs much more analysis and research, and the next step will be taken in light of that,” he said.
Replying to a question about any decision on quota reform, Shafiul said, “We haven’t yet started work formally. It’ll start soon.”
In April, students of public and private universities across the country waged a strong movement demanding reform in the quota system.
In the face of the movement, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced in parliament on April 11 the abolition of all types of quotas in public jobs.
As no gazette notification has so far been issued regarding the abolishment of the quota system as per the PM’s declaration, the leaders of the council gathered in front DU central library on Saturday to hold a pre-scheduled press conference to announce their fresh programme. But, BCL activists reportedly carried out an attack on them, triggering protests at different universities in the country.