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‘No directives yet from PMO on quota abolition’

  • Published at 08:22 pm May 8th, 2018
‘No directives yet from PMO on quota abolition’
Mozammel Haque Khan, senior secretary to the Public Administration Ministry, has said a gazette notification on the abolition of the existing quota scheme in government jobs will be issued once they receive directives from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). "We're yet to receive any instruction on the abolition of the quota scheme. We've to wait for instructions from the Prime Minister's Office," he told reporters at his office on Tuesday. Replying to a query, the senior bureaucrat said a decision in this regard was currently in the final stage.   Asked whether there is any directive to form a committee to work on the matter, he said: "We haven't received any instruction about this. We will take action only when we are asked to do so.” About the government's assurance of taking steps by May 7 to resolve the quota issue, Mozammel said students did not withdraw their protest movement even after the government’s assurance that measures would be taken to deal with their demands. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on April 11 announced the government would take measures to abolish the quota scheme. The announcement followed vehement protests and demonstrations by students and job-seekers across the country demanding reforms to the quota system.