Comilla Edn Board in limbo for lack of manpower

23 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

CUMILLA: Comilla Intermediate Secondary Education Board is struggling to deal with its workload for lack of required manpower, reports UNB.

According to official sources, 124 posts, out of 219, at the Board have long been lying vacant, hampering its everyday activities.

Talking to some of its officials and employees, the UNB correspondent found that the present manpower shortage was created as no new officer or employee was hired for many years while many went on retirement by the time.

The Comilla Education Board started its journey in 1962 comprising 15 districts of greater Chattogram division.

Six of the districts—Cumilla, Brahmnabaria, Chandpur, Noakhali, Feni and Lakshmipur—are now under its jurisdiction after Chittagong and Sylhet education boards were established with five and four districts respectively in 1996 and 2001.

Sources said there are 219 approved posts at the Board. However, 124 of them at different levels have been lying vacant for long, said Shahidul Islam, deputy controller (Exam).