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Plight of a job seeker

Solaiman Salman     17 December, 2017 12:00 AM printer

An ‘unlucky’ job-seeker has failed to get a job although he faced viva boards at different government offices for ‘three dozen times’ before the expiry of his age limit for entry into government service.

Anwar Hossain, who thinks of himself as an unlucky person, alleged that he did not manage a government job due to his poor connection with the influential officials and leaders.

“I have already crossed the 30-year age limit for government job, but I am yet to get any job,” he told the daily sun.

Describing his plight as a job-seeker, he said that he sat for over 100 job tests and appeared before the viva board for 36 times, but he could not get any job. “I have tried my level best to get a job.

Even I have lobbied influential people to manage a job but nothing worked,” he said.

Anwar, who was involved with the politics of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), said he has failed to find out his own faults while many others have got job.

“I don’t know what is wrong with me. There have been rumours that bribe helps people get job but I am not in a position to offer bribe to any influential quarter,” he said.   

Anwar, who hailed from Nijpanua village under Chhagalnaiya upazila in Feni, appeared before the viva board for the first time in 2009 for the post of computer operator at the National Cancer Research Institute.

He gave the last viva examination for the post of computer operator at Dhaka North City Corporation on September 15, 2017.

In the last eight years, he appeared before the viva board at various government offices for first class, second class, third class and fourth class posts but failed to get any job.

The posts, for which he gave viva, included assistant director at BIWTA, administrative assistant at Finance Ministry, computer operator at Primary Education Welfare Trust, office assistant at Energy Regulatory Commission, technician assistant at Department of Explosives, computer operator and office assistant at Power Division, ward secretary at Dhaka South City Corporation and programmer at Social Welfare Council.

Anwar also successfully passed the preliminary test of the 35th BCS but failed to pass the written exam.

The unlucky man is bearing his own expenses through tuition and sending money to his village home.

Life has become difficult for Anwar Hossain as he has to bear expenses of his four member family. Besides, his father Motiul Islam, a retired school teacher, has been suffering from critical decease.

Anwar completed SSC in 2001 and achieved MSC degree in mathematics from Government Titumir College in 2010.

Anwar also completed a three-year course on information technology (IT) from IDB and a six-month course from Bangladesh Computer Council.