Wards of freedom fighters selected for government jobs are being subjected to red tape regarding scrutiny of their certificates.
Before final appointment it takes quite a few months to scrutinise their certificates. Due to such unexpected delay they lag behind in terms of seniority in jobs and sustain financial losses. Against this backdrop, the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs gave instructions to scrutinise their certificates after appointment in jobs, according to sources.
Azizur Rahman, General Manager of Human Resources Division-2 of Bangladesh Bank, said, "It takes time to scrutinise certificates to appoint wards of freedom fighters under a special process. Steps are underway to minimise the time limit."
Thirty per cent of the government jobs are reserved for the wards of freedom fighters. Now wards of freedom fighters' wards are also included in the quota if FF wards are not available.
But there is an allegation that while recruiting under the quota a ministry concerned has to scrutinise information from the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs which takes time.
To avert such delay in the appointment of wards of freedom fighters in the state-owned commercial banks, specialised and non-scheduled banks and financial institutions, the ministry has written to the Bank and Financial Institution Division of the Finance Ministry.
It said all fit candidates will have to be given appointment at various ministries, departments and agencies at the same time so that the wards of freedom fighters selected under quota are not affected in respect of seniority and financial benefits.
After this certificates of appointed candidates under the FF quota will have to be sent to the ministry for scrutiny.