BB urgent meeting over recruitment test for 8 banks today
Published : Tuesday, 16 January, 2018 at 10:43 AM Count : 377
The Bangladesh Bank on Tuesday called an emergency meeting over the combined recruitment test for the eight nationalised banks held on Friday ended in mess.
The meeting convened by BB Governor Fazle Kabir is scheduled for 11am on Tuesday at the central bank.
According to bdnews24.com reports, the Bankers’ Selection Committee, which administers the exams, and chief executives of 14 banks and financial institutions have been told to attend the emergency meeting.
Member Secretary of Bankers' Recruitment Committee Md Mosharraf Hossain Khan, who is also a general manager of the central bank, told bdnews24.com that the meeting will discuss the test held on January 12.
The professional recruitment tests for eight state-owned banks ended in disarray in two centres after a large number of candidates could not find a place to sit in those centres in Dhaka’s Mirpur.
The candidates agitated on the street outside the exam halls and damaged the centres to vent their anger. Later, the committee set January 20 examination date for 6,000 job-seekers who failed to enter the crammed centres.
Asked whether they would cancel the tests, Mosharraf told bdnews24.com, “A problem has arisen and the meeting is to draw up a solution. What will happen can be only said after that meeting.”
The recruitment tests had become uncertain following a court appeal, but a Supreme Court judge ruled that the exam could go ahead, prompting the authorities to hold the tests on Friday. There were 61 exam centres across the city.
In addition to the inadequate number of seats in two centres, some centres received the question papers late, while there was complaint of 'incongruities' in the papers.
The Dhaka University’s management department had been given the responsibilities to conduct the combined entry tests in which over a million job-seekers vied for 7,372 vacant posts in eight banks.