313,848 posts remain vacant under different ministries


State minister for public administration on Sunday told parliament that a total of 313,848 posts remain vacant under different ministries, reports UNB.

In reply to a query from Jatiya Party MP Mujibul Haque Chunnu, the state minister said as many as 313,848 posts fell vacant at different ministries.

The state minister also said some 290 government officials are currently serving as officers on special duty (OSD) while 177 officials and employees are working at different ministries and departments on contract basis.

S Farhad Hossain told this to the house while responding to a tabled question from BNP MP Golam Mohammad Siraj.

He also said government officials are made OSD on different grounds that include promotion, taking part in training or higher education, and personal reason.

He informed the house that various measures were taken to fill up the vacant posts.

Farhad Hossain said the public administration ministry in 2019 gave approval to create 88,123 posts under different ministries and departments.

In reply to a query from AL MP Morshed Alam, he told parliament that the total number of government employees is 1.217 million.

While replying to a question from AL MP Rubina Akhtar, law minister Anisul Huq said the number of vacant posts of judges in different courts of the country is 158 against 1,697 posts.

He also said necessary measures were taken to fill up the vacant posts at the quickest possible time.

The law minister, in reply to a query from Jatiya Party MP Fakhrul Imam, said it is under the government’s active consideration to formulate attorney service act in a bid to carry out case-related activities of public prosecutors properly.

While replying to a query from AL MP Rubina Akhtar, he said the total number of cases pending with different courts across the country is 3,640,639.

Of the total cases, around 3.127 million remained pending with trial courts while around 513,000 with higher courts, Anisul said.

He said the government has taken measures to create a total of 886 posts for judges.

In reply to a question from BNP MP Rumeen Farhana, state minister for water resources Zaheed Farooque informed the house that mutual communication between India and Bangladesh continues for holding the next meeting of the Joint Rivers Commission in a convenient time of both the countries.