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No plan to raise age limit for government services

State minister tells JS

September 15, 2021 00:00:00

State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain on Tuesday told Parliament that the government has no plan to raise the maximum age limit for taking up government jobs, reports UNB.

Defending the government's stance, he said if the age limit is raised, the competition will intensify creating a frustration among the jobseekers aged below 30 amid the low vacant posts.

"Right now the government has no plan to raise the age limit for entering the government services," said the state minister replying to a tabled question from BNP MP Mosharof Hosen (Bogura-4).

Farhad said now there is no serious session jams in different educational institutes, including universities, as in the past when a student normally completed SSC at the age of 16 years, HSC at 18 years and graduation at 23-24 years. The students get some 6-7 years in hand to apply for government jobs, he said.

If a candidate applies for a job within 30, the time of recruitment process is not counted in that case, he said adding that it takes one-two years to complete the recruitment process.

The state minister said the number of vacant posts has recently declined normally as the retirement age limit was increased to 59 years from 57 years.

If the age limit for entering government services is raised, the number of candidates against different posts will significantly go up and thus it will create huge competition, he said.

"If those who are above 30 get the scope to apply for government jobs, it may frustrate the candidates aged below 30," Farhad added.

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