Quota reformists urge govt to issue gazette
Quota reformists, who have been agitating for quota reform in government jobs since February this year, on Tuesday demanded that the government publish gazette notification in line with their five-point demand as early as possible.
Bin Yeamin Mollah, joint convener of Bangladesh General Students' Rights Protection Council raised the demand in a written statement at a press conference held in front of Dhaka University Central Library around 11:00 am.
Two hours later, Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) published the 40th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) circular, inviting applications against 1903 vacant posts.
He said five months have been elapsed since the Prime Minister had made a specific announcement about abolition of quota system, but no steps have been taken yet.
"The deadline for issuing gazette notification was August 31 and the Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader had asked the students to keep patience. Though ten days have elapsed, we did not see any activities of the administration in this regard," said Yeamin Mollah.
He also demanded withdrawal of 'false cases' filed against quota reformists and exemplary punishment to those who attacked the students. He also urged the government to issue the gazette notification before publication of the BCS circular without any delay.