Sonali Bank can now hire 2200: SC

Staff Correspondent, Dhaka | Update:

Sonali BankThe Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has cleared the way for hiring more than 2200 officers by the state-owned Sonali Bank.

In its order issued on Tuesday, the apex court withdrew the moratorium on the hiring setting aside an appeal petition.

As many as 474 jobseekers filed a writ petition with the High Court challenging a 2016 Sonali Bank circular for appointing 2201 officers.

The petitioners claimed that they were selected through a recruitment test as per a 2014 job circular but not given appointment. They demanded completion of the recruitment process before issuing fresh circular for hiring.

However, as the High Court rejected their plea, they filed leave to appeal petitions with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.

A four-member Appellate Division bench led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain on Thursday finally rejected the petitions seeking moratorium.

Abdul Matin Khasru, Kamrul Haque Siddique and AM Amin Uddin moved the petitions while Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and Mohammad Mehedi Hassan represented the Sonali Bank during the hearing of the petitions.

On 22 February 2016, Sonali Bank authorities published a job circular for recruiting a total of 2201 senior officer and officers.

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