5.3 lakh govt posts vacant

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Staff Reporter :
There are over 530,000 vacancies in the public administration sector, Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain informed the parliament on Wednesday.

His statement came in response to a question from ruling Awami League MP Md. Mamunur Rashid Kiron of Noakhali-3 (Begumgonj). The session, presided over by Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, included a question-and-answer segment.

Minister Hossain revealed that, as per the latest figures from the 2022 Ministry of Public Administration’s report on government servants, there are 503,333 unfilled positions across various ministries, departments, and field administrations in the country.

Out of the total sanctioned posts in public administration, which amount to 1,409,606, these vacancies represent a significant portion.

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He further stated that efforts are underway to address these vacancies. The process of recruiting for government jobs is ongoing, adhering to the necessary rules and regulations.

Vacancies, especially for grades 9 (previously known as first class), and grades 10 to 12 (previously known as second class), are typically filled through the Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) based on the requirements of different ministries, departments, and field administrations.

The minister explained that vacancies arise due to the regular retirement of employees and the creation of new posts. However, he also noted that filling certain positions immediately can be challenging due to legal constraints, such as court orders.

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