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BSMMU Recruitment Exam

Protesters demand probe body

Published : Monday, 17 June, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 775

Physician and doctors of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Sunday demanded that the authorities form a probe committee to investigate irregularities in recruitment process.
They also distributed leaflets among doctors of employees of the BSMMU.
If Vice-Chancellor of BSMMU Prof Kanak Kanti Barua, vice-chancellor of BSMMU arranges any viva for recruitment they will demand his resignation.
The BSMMU authorities postponed recruiting medical officers (MOs) last week in the face of protests by job-seekers over alleged irregularities in the recruitment process.
Due to unrest among the doctors at BSMMU Health Minister Jahid Malek also didn't attend a regular programmer at the university on Sunday, sources said.  
According to leaflets there were gross irregularities in the exam including leaking of the question papers. Violating condition of recruitment, some BSMMU officials, whose relatives were candidates, were involved in the exam process.
Medical officer aspirants are on protest demanding re-examination, accusing the authorities of irregularities.   
According to sources, on June 9 (Sunday), around 15 protesting job-seekers claimed massive corruption in the recruitment test. Some of them were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) after being baton-charged by police.
Later, the university authorities postponed the recruitment of medical officers, said the sources.
On Monday, viva voce of 20 candidates who passed the written tests medical officer and dental surgeon posts took place. The appointment has been cancelled.
"We demand a re-test and resignation of the BSMMU VC. Our demonstration will continue until demands are met," said a job-seeker, wishing anonymity.
On March 22, the written exam for the post of medical officer was held, in which 8,557 candidates took part.
The results published on May 12 showed that 820 candidates had been selected. From among them, 200 medical officers would be recruited.

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