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40th BCS circular disappoints quota reformists

  • Published at 01:07 am September 12th, 2018
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The Bangladesh Public Service Commission published the BCS circular on Tuesday keeping to the previous quota system.

Demonstrators, who sought reformation of the quota system in government jobs, say they are disappointed with the latest Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) circular.

“It shows that the government has no intention of meeting our demands,” NurulHuqueNur, joint convener of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council which spearheads the quota movement, told the Dhaka Tribune on Tuesday.

He said the government could have taken some time before issuing the 40th BCS circular as the reformation process was still underway and no gazette regarding the system’s overhaul has been published yet.

“Now, we have no way but to take to the streets again,” he said, adding that they would announce future programs shortly.

The Bangladesh Public Service Commission published the BCS circular on Tuesday keeping to the previous quota system.

It came hours after the reformists demanded publishinga gazette on quota overhaul before the issuance of the BCS circular.

At a media briefing on Tuesday on Dhaka University campus, Bin YaminMollah, joint convener of the reformists’ platform,warned that they would resume their demonstration if a gazette is not issued before 40th BCS circular.

They also demandedwithdrawing all cases against the quotareform protesters without any delay. 

Mollah said the deadline to issue the gazette was August 31. The reformists waited as Minister ObaidulQuader had asked them to have patience.

“The students waited but 10 days already passed and [the government] is yet to take any visible steps [to meet our demand],” he added.