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Money drained in the name of recruitment

10 January 2022

Syed Shemul Parvez  :
The recruitment test of 'Social worker' of the Department of Social Services not held even after passing five years. But taka 2 crore 21 lakh has been spent for the recruitment process, including the recent examination date!
Sources said that the exam date has also been changed for several time since 2018.
As a result, thousands of candidates of Social Services have become frustrated as most of them are going to cross the government fixed age limit.
Earlier, on September 27, 2019, the Department of Cooperatives had similarly postponed the recruitment test. Out of 3,200 posts of social workers of the organization, about 799 posts are vacant.
In order to fill these vacancies, a notification was issued on 9 July 2018 to recruit manpower for 463 posts. Responding it, 6 lakh 62 thousand 270 applications were submitted there. The organization could not succeed even with the initiative of two point recruitment test. However, the government has already spent taka 2 crore 21 lakh 21 thousand in the recruitment process including this examination.
Concerned circle says that it has completely gone into the water. The officials of the department could not say why the examination was postponed.
Ministry officials are not even talking about why the exams are being postponed repeatedly. Asked about this, Director General (DG) of the Department of Social Services, Sheikh Rafiqul Islam recently told the media, "Even though there was no examination, we had overall preparation." A total of 373 test centers were set up in Dhaka, Gazipur, Narayanganj, Savar and Dhamrai on December 24.
A lot of money has been spent for these reasons. 'Why the test has been postponed? Has there been any investigation committee in this regard? In this regard, DG advised to talk to the director (administration) of the organization.
When contacted the director of the social services department (administration and finance) Syed Mohammad Nurul Basir, he told the media, "I don't even know the matter. The ministry was asked to postpone the exam on the evening before the exam. Later we instructed to postpone the recruitment test''.
No inquiry committee has been formed in this regard. 'Asked about this, Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed said,' I will talk about this after half an hour. 'After that when called but did not receive the reporter's call. He called Social Welfare Secretary Mahfuza Akhtar to know the statement of the ministry but he did not answer.
It has been alleged that some dishonest officials and employees of the ministry and the department are involved in the recruitment scandal of the social services department.
A strong syndicate has been formed under the leadership of an official of the office by deleting the name of the minister. The name of a member of the minister's family was also heard in the syndicate.
Recently, news about this has been published in several newspapers. An assistant director works in the directorate on behalf of this syndicate of the ministry. Recently, a written complaint was lodged in his name with the Prime Minister's Office and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
It has also been said that the blue print was set again to trade hundreds of crores of taka for the recruitment of social workers.
When this news became viral, it was instantly decided to postpone the recruitment test.
In the meantime, several members of the syndicate have been transferred. Several ministry officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said most of the news in the media is true.

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