Publish: 05 Feb 2024, 05:16 pm
High Court has directed the publication of the list of non-cadre candidates who passed the 43rd BCS exam within 30 days. This order was issued on Monday by the High Court bench comprising Justices Sheikh Hasan Arif and M. Bozlur Rahman.
The hearing on a writ petition was conducted by Barrister Mohammad Humayun Kabir Pallab on behalf of the applicants. He was assisted by Supreme Court lawyer Bayezid Hossain, lawyer Nayeem Sardar, and Barrister Solaiman Tushar.
Barrister Mohammad Humayun Kabir Pallab confirmed the matter, stating that the rules stated that there would be no invalid declaration regarding the recommendation of 642 candidates from the non-cadre positions for various positions, considering the recruitment from the 43rd BCS as illegal.
The court also wants clarification on whether the non-cadre vacancies will be filled by the non-cadre candidates who passed the 43rd BCS until the publication of the 44th BCS results. This information was disclosed by non-cadre candidates who filed the writ application.
The controversy arose as, until now, the results of the 43rd BCS exam have not been published for non-cadre positions, leaving around 500 job seekers in limbo. The petitioners argue that this violates the Non-Cadre Appointment Rules of 2010, amended in 2014.
The circular of the 43rd BCS had initially stated that recommendations for non-cadre positions would be made following the amendment to the Non-Cadre Appointment Rules of 2010. However, despite passing the 43rd BCS exam, 642 candidates were recommended for various non-cadre positions, bypassing the merit list.
Barrister Mohammad Humayun Kabir Pallab expressed concern, stating, "Not publishing the full results of non-cadre candidates and inviting preferences even before the publication of the results constitute a clear violation of the Non-Cadre Appointment Rules. The Public Service Commission (PSC) has a constitutional responsibility to complete the process transparently."
Previously, on December 26, the results of non-cadre candidates for the 43rd BCS were declared void, and the 43rd BCS non-cadre merit list was published. The final results of the 44th BCS are yet to be announced, leaving non-cadre positions vacant. On January 16, the PSC, including its chairman, sent notices via registered mail to three members to explain the vacancy situation, but there has been no response yet.
Subscribe Shampratik Deshkal Youtube Channel