Quota Reform in Bangladesh Government Jobs

Scrap almost all quotas

Almost all quotas in civil service should be abolished and merit-based recruitment prioritised, suggests the committee formed to evaluate the quota system.

BCL yet again attacks quota reformists

Defying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's warning, Chhatra League men have yet again attacked activists of the quota reform movement.

A mother's appeal to another

A distressed Saleha Begum struggled to hold back tears as she begged for the release of her only son Muhammad Rashed Khan, a quota movement leader under arrest since July 1.

BCL actions outrageous

When a group of teachers was staging a rally at Dhaka University yesterday against repression on students and teachers, Chhatra League men assaulted some quota reformists on the campus of Chittagong University.

Flawed logic for quota

The government has been referring to a Supreme Court “order” on the reservation of 30 percent quota for the children of freedom fighters for the last few days, arguing that it cannot be changed.

FF Officials' Benefits: Govt yet to implement HC verdict

Freedom fighters who won a legal battle six years ago are yet to get their retirement benefits for public service as the government has not implemented the court's verdict.

Committee for quota review may seek 90 more days

The committee formed on July 2 to “review, reform or cancel” the quota system for civil service may seek 90 more working days as it has not finished collecting information and reviewing reports about the system, sources said.

I want my boy back

Shahana Begum was frequently turning to have a look at the photo of her son printed on the banner. But every time she did it, tears welled up in her eyes making it difficult for her to start the press conference.

Assault on Teachers at Quota Demo / Teachers, students stage protests

“The university is the place of practicing freethinking where everyone has the right to express their opinions. But such attacks on the campus are not acceptable,” he said.

July 8, 2018
July 8, 2018

'What an ordeal I am facing'

With bandages from toe to thigh on his right leg and eight stitches on left side of his head, Toriqul Islam is unable to turn to any side while lying in his hospital bed.

July 7, 2018
July 7, 2018

Govt playing 'dubious role'

A group of guardians and other citizens yesterday accused the government of playing a dubious role on the quota issue.

July 6, 2018
July 6, 2018

Every moment felt like hell

Her eyes were full of fury and voice quivered with rage. She looked frustrated and also a bit traumatised while narrating the physical assault, verbal abuse and mental torture she endured at the hands of those against quota reform and police.

July 4, 2018
July 4, 2018

Commentary: Why this merciless beating?

Under what law, by what right, is the BCL beating up the students? Why are the police a mere spectator in all this? On Monday, police were seen leaving the Shaheed Minar just as they saw the BCL men coming to attack the protesters. Reportedly, a number of female students were also manhandled and even kicked. Was it a case of law enforcers leaving the ground so the law breakers could have their way?

July 3, 2018
July 3, 2018

Committee formed for quota review

Government high ups are considering civil service quota reforms, said Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam yesterday.

May 8, 2018
May 8, 2018

No progress on quota gazette

There has been no progress regarding the publication of a gazette abolishing the quotas in government jobs, the cabinet secretary has said as the deadline set by demonstrators expired yesterday.

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