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Awami League assistance sought to end discrimination among cadres

Ershad Kamol | Published: 00:18, Dec 01,2020

 
 

An organisation of engineers, agriculturists and doctors sought help of ruling Awami League leaders on Monday to end the discrimination among the 26 cadres of the Bangladesh Civil Service in terms of posting and promotion.

The Engineers, Agriculturists and Doctors-Bangladesh Civil Service Coordination Committee, headed by Bangladesh Medical Association president and Awami League leader Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin, briefed AL leaders on the problems.

The committee members said that they were facing discrimination and were being marginalised by the members of administration and economic service cadres.

They sought help of AL presidium member Mosharraf Hossain, health affairs secretary Rokeya Sultana and advisory council member AFM Ruhal Haque to place their demand of achieving parity in of pay and other benefits to the prime minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina.

‘We briefed the AL leaders about our problems like the deputation of admin cadres to top and mid-level positions, which are meant for technical cadres like doctors, engineers and agriculturists, in different agencies,’ the coordination committee secretary Ehteshamul Haque told New Age after the meeting.

Ehtesham, also Bangladesh Medical Association general secretary, said that they would write letters to the members of parliament seeking their help.

Mosharraf Hossain and Rokeya Sultana told New Age that they requested the committee place their demands to the prime minister.

Mosharraf said, ‘I think they have some valid grounds as the right people should be in the right position for the development of the country.’

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