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313,848 govt posts remain vacant, state minister tells parliament

  • Published at 08:47 pm January 19th, 2020
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Some 290 government officials are currently serving as officers on special duty (OSD) while 177 officials and employees are working on contract in various ministries and departments

A total of 313,848 posts at different ministries remain vacant at present, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain informed Parliament.

In reply to a query from Jatiya Party MP Mujibul Haque Chunnu, the state minister yesterday informed the House that various measures were taken to fill the vacant posts, reports UNB.

Farhad Hossain said the Public Administration Ministry in 2019 gave approval to create 88,123 posts under different ministries and departments.

'290 govt officials are now OSD'

Some 290 government officials are currently serving as officers on special duty (OSD) while 177 officials and employees are working on contract in various ministries and departments he said , responding to another query from BNP MP Golam Mohammad Siraj.

He said government officials are made OSD on various grounds that include promotion, taking part in training or higher education, and for personal reasons.

In reply to a query from AL MP Morshed Alam, he told Parliament that the total number of government employees is 12.17 lakh.

'158 judges’ posts vacant'

Replying to a question from Awami League MP Rubina Akhtar, Law Minister Anisul Huq said the number of vacant posts for judges in different courts of the country is 158 against a total of 1,697 posts.

He also said necessary measures have been taken to fill the vacant posts in the quickest possible time.

The law minister, in reply to a query from Jatiya Party MP Fakhrul Imam, said it is under the government’s active consideration to formulate the attorney service act in a bid to carry out case related activities of public prosecutors properly.

'3,640,639 cases pending' 

Replying to a query from AL MP Rubina Akhtar, he said the total number of cases pending with different courts across the country is 3,640,639.

Of the total, around 3,127,000 cases remained pending with trial courts while around 5,13,000 with the higher courts, Anisul said.

He said the government has taken measures to create a total of 886 posts for judges.   

In reply to a question from BNP MP Rumeen Farhana, State Minister for Water Resources Zaheed Farooque informed the House that mutual communication between India and Bangladesh continues for holding the next meeting of the Joint Rivers Commission in a convenient time of both the countries.

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