DHAKA: The number of woman BCS cadres under Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) is rising on day by day due to 10 percent quota.
Public Service Commission Report-2011 placed at Jatiya Sangsad on May 28 showed the upgrading trends of woman BCS cadres.
The number of woman BCS cadres was 33.87 percent in 26th BCS, 25.38 percent in 27the BCS, 28.46 percent in 29th BCS and 31.43 percent in 30th BCS.
A total of 10 percent quota for women has helped them to come in government service through the competitive test under Public Service Commission (PSC).
A total of 897 women have been appointed to the last four BCS from 27th to 30th BCS.
The government has declared to appoint 130 women in 32th BCS.
The number of woman officials has been increased to 18.64 percent from 17.6 percent in the fiscal year 2011-12 in comparison to 2010-11, according to gender budget report-2012-13.
The number of woman officials has also increased to 16 percent from 5 percent, to 20 percent from 9.53 percent in Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Social Welfare Ministry respectively.
Regarding the matter, former adviser to caretaker government Rasheda K Chowdhury told banglanews: “Women have come forward in all sectors due to government and non-government initiatives.”
She, however, said it is not satisfactory level.
AFM Nesar Uddin, Controller of Examinations of PSC, said, “There is no disparity in BCS as all candidates are recruited on the basis of merit.”
BDST: 1740 HRS, JUN 15, 2012
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