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Recruitment test of 8 banks cancelled

Rtv online report
|  16 Jan 2018, 00:00 | Update : 16 Jan 2018, 17:28
Bankers Selection Committee has cancelled the recruitment test of eight state-run banks and financial institutions. The decision came in through an emergency meeting of Bangladesh Bank.

The acting spokesman of Bangladesh Bank Communications and Public Relations Department Abul Kalam Azad told this to the newsmen on Tuesday after the emergency meeting of Bankers Selection Committee held at the conference room of Bangladesh Bank.

He said, the decision of cancelling the test was taken in the meeting of Tuesday. The next date of test will be declared later.

Abul Kalam Azad said, an investigation committee was formed led by Bangladesh Bank Executive Director-1 Ahmed Jamal to investigate the matter of seat arrangement irregularities. There will be representatives from Sonali, Janata, Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank and finance ministry in the committee. A General Manager of Bangladesh Bank will be there as a Member Secretary. The committee was asked to submit the report within two weeks. After getting the investigation report and explanation the decision over the test will be taken.

Bankers Selection Committee, the responsible authority for recruitment in state-owned banks and financial institutions and executives of 14 banks and financial institutions were present in the meeting.

Nearly 10 lakh 75 thousand job seekers applied for the test against 7 thousand 3 hundred 72 vacant posts of Senior Officer, Officer and Cash Officer in eight state-run banks.

Dhaka University Management Department took the responsibility of holding the integrated recruitment test.

The applicants were staging demonstration from the last Sunday demanding cancellation of the recruitment test. They placed nine-point demand and declared to go to court if demands are not met.

Allegations arose centering the mismanagement in different centers over the recruitment test of eight banks that was held on last Friday. After not getting the question papers and place for seat in the Shah Ali Women’s College the admission seekers vandalized the center and created blockade on the roads.

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