Prime Minister rules out demand for raising govt job age limit to 35

Sun Online Desk

8th July, 2019 07:43:37 printer

Prime Minister rules out demand for raising govt job age limit to 35

Scraping the demand of raising entry age of government jobs to 35-year, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said according to the previous three year’s data, the pass rate of the more aged candidates are very poor.

The PM came up with the statistics while briefing the media on her five-day official visit to China. The briefing begins around 4:00pm at her official Gono Bhaban residence on Monday.

She said the protesting students demanding for raising entry age of 35-year in government jobs would not be barred from their movement. Because, at least they would learn how to do politics if they continue their movement, she added.

She mentioned data and stats from the 35th, 36th and 37th BCS.

The PM said the passing rate in 35th BCS between the age limit of 23 to 25 is 40.7 percent, the rate between 25-27 is 30.29 percent and between 27-29 is 13.17 percent while the rate above 29 years is 3.45 percent.

In the 36th BCS, pass rate of 23-25 years old was 37.45 per cent while it was 14.89 per cent for 27-29 years of old and only 3.23 per cent for more than 29 years old students.

In 38th BCS, only 0.61 per cent students of over 29 years of old passed.

“It’s easy to launch any movement but you have to think whether it’s logical or not. I’ve talked with PSC chairman regarding this issue and got this statistics. Now it’s up to you to decide whether the demand of increasing age limit is rational,” Sheikh Hasina said.

She also said students are now completing their post-graduation studies within 23 years of old since no university of the country experienced session jam in last decade.