Job seekers block city roads demanding extension of age limit for govt job
Job seekers under the banner of Sarbadaliya Chhatra Oikya Parishad staged demonstrations in the city’s Nilkhet intersection Sunday morning demanding extension of age limit to apply for the government jobs. When they gathered there at 10.30 am to press home their various demands including extension of age limit, police asked them to leave the place. Read: Entering govt jobs: Farhad says no chance to relax age limit As the job seekers did not move, police chased them and charged baton to disperse them. Officer in- Charge (OC) of New Market police station (Acting) Sam Qayyum said, "The government has imposed restriction on any kind of gathering and rallies to contain the spread of Covid-19."
Entering govt jobs: Farhad says no chance to relax age limit
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain on Tuesday told Parliament that the government has no plan to raise the maximum age limit for taking up government jobs. Defending the government’s stance, he said if the age limit is raised, the competition will intensify creating a frustration among the jobseekers aged below 30 amid the low vacant posts. “Right now the government has no plan to raise the age limit for entering the government services,” said the state minister replying to a tabled question from BNP MP Mosharof Hosen (Bogura-4). Also read: Rules don’t permit to address govt officials as sir or madam: Farhad Farhad said now there is no serious session jams in different educational institutes, including universities, as in the past when a student normally completed SSC at the age of 16 years, HSC at 18 years and graduation at 23-24 years. The students get some 6-7 years in hand to apply for government jobs, he said.