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Writ seeks cancellation of quota system in civil service

STAFF REPORTER

A writ petition has been filed before the High Court (HC), seeking cancellation of the quota system in civil service.

The petition also sought HC order to direct the government to re-evaluate the quota system, describing it as discriminatory.

Dhaka University student Anisur Rahman Mir, Commilla Journalist Association member secretary Didarul Alam, and Amader Orthoniti senior sub-editor Abdul Wadud filed the petition before the related branch of the HC yesterday (Wednesday), saying the quota system is contrary to the Constitution which does not allow discrimination.

The petition said the government introduced 30 per cent quota for freedom fighters and 10 per cent for victimised women on November 5, 1972, applicable for government, private, defence, semi-government and nationalised institutions. Later on, the quota system was reformed and changed.

A Dhaka University student, Shahabuddin Shaheen, committed suicide on June 3, 2014, as he could not get a government job due to the quota system, according to the petition.

After filing the petition, advocate Md Aklas Uddin Bhuiyan, counsel for the petitioners, told reporters that they would move the writ petition before the HC next week for hearing.

Since 1985, the merit quota has been 45 per cent. Of the rest, 30 per cent is for freedom fighters, 10 per cent for women, 10 per cent for districts and 5 per cent for indigenous people.

On several occasions, general students have demanded that the quota system in civil service be cancelled.

 

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