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275,364 government posts lie vacant

Update : 09 Mar 2014, 09:14 PM

Nearly 2,75,964 posts in different ministry were lying vacant, State Minister for Public Administration Ismat Ara Sadeque told parliament yesterday saying filling these posts was a continuous process.

She disclosed the information in the parliament in reply to the question of Jatiya Party Lawmaker A K M Mayeedul Islam.

According to Minister, there are now 2603 officials, deputy secretaries and secretaries. Among them 265 have been made officer on special duty (OSD), meaning they have no work to do.

The minister said there were 3 Hindus out of 62 secretaries. Whereas 40 Hindus, 2 Christians and 4 Buddhists are working as additional secretaries out of 304.

Among the top bureaucrats, there is no representation from 29 districts. The highest numbers of secretaries are from Barisal.

In Khagrachari, there is no deputy secretary official, whereas there are 116 officials in Chittagong and Comilla districts.

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