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Special BCS: HC will not intervene in appointing doctors

Special BCS: HC will not intervene in appointing doctors

The High Court on Monday rejected a writ petition seeking appointment of doctors from among the successful candidates of 39th special Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination, saying it won’t intervene in this matter.

During hearing of the writ the bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim said it’s a matter of government’s policy and so the court won’t be intervening in the decision of how many doctors will be appointed from which BCS.

Senior advocate Yousuf Hossain Humayun and advocate Md Moshiur Rahman presented the petitioners’ side at the court while Deputy Attorney General Bipul Bagmar presented the state side.

On July 29, a writ petition with the court seeking direction on appointing doctors from passed candidates of 39th BCS examination. Advocate Md Moshiur Rahman submitted the petition on behalf of Dr Rafa Md Nurul Islam and 1,360 other passed candidates in the 39th BCS examinations.

Advocate Md Moshiur Rahman said, 13,219 candidates were recommended for appointment after passing the final examination of 39th special BCS which was held in 2018.

Of them 4,562 were appointed in the health cadre in the first phase and the Public Service Commission (PSC) said others will be appointed later as non-cadre  later as no position was vacant that time.

Last year, 2,000 more doctors were appointed from the recommended candidates as Covid-19 situation overwhelmed the health sector.

Recently the government announced to appoint 4,000 new doctors in the health sector from the recommended candidates of 42nd special BCS.

Following which the writ petition was filed seeking direction on appointing new doctors from the left out 6,500 passed candidates of the 39th BCS, reports UNB.

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