The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has directed to quickly fill over 50,000 vacant posts in different entities under the finance and planning ministries, including the state-owned banks and the National Board of Revenue (NBR).
The directive came from a meeting with the officials of the ministries concerned at the PMO earlier this month.
Instructions were given to prepare a work plan and inform the PMO about the steps taken and to publish appointment notices if there is no complexity in direct recruitment.
Of the vacancies, 42,212 are in the banks under the Bank and Financial Institutions Division. The meeting was told that recruitment process was ongoing.
A banking division official said different banks have already published appointment notices for filling the vacant posts and examinations were underway.
Nowadays rules are strictly followed in bank appointments, said Zaid Bakht, chairman of Agrani Bank.
He said the examinations were first taken by the Bankers Recruitment Committee, which is run by Bangladesh Bank.
The banks inform the central bank of their vacancies and the central bank accordingly sends them a list of selected candidates, he said.
There are another 8,828 job openings in bodies under the Internal Resources Division of the finance ministry.
A finance ministry official said most of the recruitments have to be made with the NBR.
The official said letters have been sent to Bangladesh Public Service Commission for appointment in the first and the second class posts.
For other posts, the ongoing appointment process will be completed district-wise through departmental offices.
An internal resources division official said the NBR's activities were now being expanded to upazilas to increase revenue and for this a large number of recruitments have to be made.
Of the remaining vacancies, 2,234 are in different agencies, especially in Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics under the Statistics and Informatics Division.
There is a writ petition pending with the High Court about appointment to 800 posts, according to the planning ministry. Those will be filled after the writ is disposed off. In the remaining posts, the appointment process is going on.
About 1,915 posts still remain vacant in the comptroller and auditor general's office and various audit offices. For some of the posts, written exams and viva voce have been taken while the process was ongoing for the others.