30-plus too can apply for govt jobs

The public administration ministry is going to issue a gazette notification within a day or two to allow those who turned 30 on March 25 or later to apply for government jobs. 

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already approved a summary sent by the ministry in this regard. So, we are hoping to issue a gazette notification on this very soon,” State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain told The Daily Star yesterday.

The state minister said the prime minister had done many things for different professionals who suffered due to the pandemic.

“That’s why when we raised the issue that many youths, who have crossed 30 years of age, did not get the opportunity to apply for various government jobs as circular had not been issued since March, she [Hasina] instantly instructed us to take measures in this regard,” added Farhad.

He said the government would permit those who turned 30 on March 25 or later amid the coronavirus shutdown to apply for government jobs.

The state minister added that his ministry sent a summary to the PM who already gave her consent in this regard.

No government job circulars were published during a 66-day countrywide shutdown since March 26 due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.


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