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Make equal recruitment process

Bangladesh is a densely populated country where unemployment is a huge problem. The government is one of the largest job providers in the country, but its existing recruitment process is responsible for exacerbating the unemployment problems.
In BCS exams, for example, 56 percent of posts are reserved for the candidates with quota privilege, who account for around one-fourth of all candidates. Three-fourths of the candidates here fight for less than half of all available job positions. This is unacceptable.
Some quota privileges are understandable, but the existing quota system is beyond normal. The purpose of having a quota system is to help the marginalised section(s) of society, thereby ensuring equality. But our system is rather discriminatory. I urge the government to bring an end to this discrimination and make the public recruitment process equal for all.

Shaker Riaz
University of Dhaka

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