Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam on Tuesday told parliament that some 328,311 posts at various offices of the government are lying vacant.
“The filling of the vacant posts is a continuous process,” he clarified while responding to a question from treasury bench lawmaker Mahfuzur Rahman.
The question-answer session stipulated for the ministers was tabled in the House with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.
“The first and second class officers are appointed to the vacant posts through the Public Service Commission as per the demand of the ministries and departments. Besides, the ministries appoint the manpower under 13th to 20th grades on their own.” said the minister.
Responding to another question, Syed Ashraf said some 265 officers have been appointed in public administration on contractual basis.He also said the total number of government employees currently stands at 1,382,393.
“A total of 148,819 employees belong to the first to ninth grade,” he said.
The minister also informed that a total of 335 officials are in the first grade, 2324 in second grade, 4677 in third, 8134 in fourth, 15794 in fifth, 33411 in sixth, 5494 in seventh, 4673 in eighth and 73876 public servants are employed under the ninth grade.