Published:  03:26 AM, 16 September 2020

Age limit for govt jobs to be relaxed for pandemic

The government is going to allow those who turned 30 on Mar 25 amid the coronavirus shutdown to apply for government jobs. State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain came up with the update citing a directive from the Prime Minister while talking to journalists on Tuesday.

Sources said that the Ministry of Public Administration sent a proposal to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with a request to consider the age issue of job aspirants and she responded in the positive. The ministry will fix the deadline for the people who turned 30 on Mar 25 to apply for government jobs. The Public Service Commission did not publish any job advertisement during the 66-day coronavirus shutdown.

The commission, however, published few advertisements for non-cadre jobs after the lockdown was lifted on May 30. The age limit for the applicants mentioned in those advertisements was 30 years on Jun 1.Bangladesh reported first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18. Since then, the intensity of the bug has been on the rise. The situation has borught the entire country to a standstill.

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