The recruitment of 987 fourth-class employees for the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) remains stuck over the last six years.
DSHE sources said the secondary and higher secondary education authorities published a circular on March 7, 2013 to appoint officials and employees in 22categories.
The appointment in 20 categories was completed long ago, but the appointment process in the remaining two posts of fourth-class employees is yet to be done.
Allegations had it that DSHE took vive-voce exam to appoint in the 987 vacant posts two years ago but the final result of the exam was not published till now and the recruitment process remains stuck due to unwillingness of the DSHE officials.
The jobseekers, who faced the viva-voce, are now frustrated due to the unusual delay in the recruitment process, and even the age limit of many candidates have already expired.
After the publication of recruitment circular, the written exam was held on June 14, 2013, but the authorities cancelled the written exam due to various allegations of corruption in the process.
Afterwards, the authorities took written test for second time on July 7, 2017 while the result of the exam was published on July 30. Later, the viva took place on November 11 in the same year.But the appointment process remains stuck due to filing of a writ petition by the master roll employees of the DSHE. The result of the exam is yet to be published even after 18 months since the viva exam.
The candidates also held several human chain programmes and submitted memorandum to the education minister and DSHE director general, seeking their intervention to complete the appoint process, but to no avail.
Talking to the correspondent, one jobseeker Aktar Hossain hailing from Narsingdi said he faced the viva-voce for MLSS post two years back, but the result is yet to come out.
“The final result of the exam remains stuck due to the unwillingness of the DSHE officials,” he said.
“My age to enter the government job has already expired, but I’m still waiting for the final result of the exam.”
Another candidate Shahinur Islam from Bogura echoed the same.
He said the appointment process in 20 out of 22 categories was completed many days ago and the candidates also joined their job two years ago but the final result in the remaining two posts of fourth-class employees is yet to be published.”
“We urged the authorities concerned to publish the final result within the shortest possible time, resolving all the legal complexities,” he said.
When asked, DSHE director (College and Administration) Prof Shahedul Khabir Chowdhury said: “The recruitment process remains stuck due to legal issues. We sought recommendation from the Law Ministry to complete the appointment process.”
The law minister gave a guideline to the Education Ministry in this matter and the appointment process will be completed soon after the DSHE will get the guidelines, he added.