bureaucracy

What's at stake with a politicised bureaucracy

The EC needs assistance from all stakeholders to hold a free and fair election come January.

Can a bureaucrat-reliant ACC really be independent?

The recent decision to empower the secretary does not bode well for the Anti-Corruption Commission

What's eating away at AL's bedrock?

An embarrassing stage collapse could well be an ominous sign of the party’s bedrock caving in.

How will Awami League tackle the run-up to the election?

The ruling party is trying to fend off a persistent BNP campaign that, for the first time in many years, has managed to gain some public sympathy.

The shocking contempt of the EC by civil servants

The rude disobedience shown by the field-level administrators – deputy commissioners (DCs) and superintendents of police (SPs) – to the current Election Commission (EC) has once again shown us what’s wrong at the core of our election management mechanism.

Akbar Ali Khan: A versatile scholar bureaucrat

Akbar Ali Khan is no more. His passing leaves a deep chasm in the intellectual firmament of Bangladesh.

A glaring example of bureaucratic botch-ups!

Long-delayed Bapex letter exposes poor state of governance

Chart: Present quota system in Bangladesh civil bureaucracy

The present quota system has been alleged to deprive many meritorious students from getting jobs in the Bangladesh public service. General students all over the country have been protesting it saying this present quota system should be reformed including a reduction in the number of quota-based government jobs, and merit-based recruitment in vacant posts in case of unavailability of eligible candidates for quota-based jobs, and same age limit for all jobseekers.

Editorial / PM's advice to the DCs

The prime minister has asked the deputy commissioners to take a stand against corruption. We welcome this instruction being timely and appropriate.

September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023

What's at stake with a politicised bureaucracy

The EC needs assistance from all stakeholders to hold a free and fair election come January.

January 23, 2023
January 23, 2023

Can a bureaucrat-reliant ACC really be independent?

The recent decision to empower the secretary does not bode well for the Anti-Corruption Commission

January 11, 2023
January 11, 2023

What's eating away at AL's bedrock?

An embarrassing stage collapse could well be an ominous sign of the party’s bedrock caving in.

November 8, 2022
November 8, 2022

How will Awami League tackle the run-up to the election?

The ruling party is trying to fend off a persistent BNP campaign that, for the first time in many years, has managed to gain some public sympathy.

October 11, 2022
October 11, 2022

The shocking contempt of the EC by civil servants

The rude disobedience shown by the field-level administrators – deputy commissioners (DCs) and superintendents of police (SPs) – to the current Election Commission (EC) has once again shown us what’s wrong at the core of our election management mechanism.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

Akbar Ali Khan: A versatile scholar bureaucrat

Akbar Ali Khan is no more. His passing leaves a deep chasm in the intellectual firmament of Bangladesh.

June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022

A glaring example of bureaucratic botch-ups!

Long-delayed Bapex letter exposes poor state of governance

April 9, 2018
April 9, 2018

Chart: Present quota system in Bangladesh civil bureaucracy

The present quota system has been alleged to deprive many meritorious students from getting jobs in the Bangladesh public service. General students all over the country have been protesting it saying this present quota system should be reformed including a reduction in the number of quota-based government jobs, and merit-based recruitment in vacant posts in case of unavailability of eligible candidates for quota-based jobs, and same age limit for all jobseekers.

July 27, 2017
July 27, 2017

PM's advice to the DCs

The prime minister has asked the deputy commissioners to take a stand against corruption. We welcome this instruction being timely and appropriate.

February 8, 2016
February 8, 2016

A runaway bureaucracy

In 1972, shortly after liberation, I used to work in the Prime Minister's secretariat in a small cubbyhole of a room that was hardly big enough for one desk and two chairs.

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