The parliament last night turned down a proposal for raising the age limit to enter government jobs to 35 years from the current 30 years.
Independent lawmaker Rezaul Karim Bablu from Bogura-7 placed the private member bill.
The House, however, rejected the bill by voice vote, as Bablu refused to withdraw his bill.
In the bill, the lawmaker said age limit to enter government services is 35 years to 55 years in 155 countries out of 192 in the world.
Some 2.8 million educated youths still remain unemployed, becoming a “burden” to their families, he argued.
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said entry and retirement age limits are now at logical level.
He said if the maximum age for job entry is raised, it will invite problems regarding pension and other retirement benefits.
He said students now can complete their post graduation degrees at age 23, since there is no session jam at educational institutions. So, students can get six to seven years to prepare for jobs.