No bar to take recruitment test for 3 banks

Staff Correspondent | Update:

No bar to take recruitment test for 3 banksThe recruitment test of three state owned banks -- Sonali, Rupali and Janata -- will be held on Friday as the Supreme Court on Thursday stayed a High Court order that halted the process on 7 January.

Chamber judge of the Appellate Division Syed Mahmud Hossain stayed the HC order for six weeks after hearing a petition filed by the Bangladesh Bank (BB).

Member secretary of Bankers Selection Committee (BSC) Mosharraf Hossain said there is no bar now to hold the recruitment test of the three state owned banks.

“As per the direction of the Supreme Court, recruitment test of all eight banks will be held on Friday. An order will be published on the Bangladesh Bank website within today [Thursday],” he said.

Attorney general Mahbubey Alam stood for the central bank at the court.

Earlier in 2016, the three state owned banks issued a circular for recruitment test.

But, overlooking the circular, Bankers Selection Committee issued a new combined circular in 2017 for the posts of senior officer, officer and officer (cash) at eight banks, including those three, and fixed 12 January as the date of exam.

Later on 7 January, the High Court stayed the recruitment test of the three banks following a writ petition filed by 28 candidates who applied for the different posts of Sonali Bank as per the circular issued in 2016.

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