HC clears way for Sonali Bank’s promotion proceedings


Staff Reporter :
The High Court has cleared the way for the authorities of the stated owned Sonali Bank to continue its promotion proceedings.

The HC rejected a rule issued questioning the legality of the promotion proceedings of the state owned bank.

The High Court bench of Justice Md Khasruzzaman and Justice K M Zahid Sarwar delivered the verdict on Sunday after hearing on the rule.

Following a writ petition filed by 79 officials of the bank, a High Court bench on April 18 this year issued a rule upon the concerned bodies of the government to explain as to why the Promotion Policy 2022 should not be declared illegal as it is giving priority to seniority over merit and quality.

However, the rule HC bench did not issue any stay on the effectiveness of the promotion policy.

In this situation, the authorities started their promotion proceedings recently.


The writ petitioners then filed a supplementary petition with the HC seeking stay on the promotion proceedings.

Upon hearing on the petition, the High Court rejected it on October 15 this year.

The same day they moved the Chamber Judge’s court, which upon hearing their petition issued a status quo till December 11 on the promotion proceedings.

The Appellate Division on November 27 upheld its Chamber Judge’s order that on October 15 this year issued a status quo upon the promotion proceedings.

The apex court at the same time directed the High Court bench led by Justice Md Khasruzzaman to hold hearing and dispose of the rule issued in the regard within December 10.