SC clears way for recruitment tests of 3 state-run banks | The Daily Star
02:39 PM, January 11, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:17 PM, January 11, 2018

No bar for recruitment tests of 3 state-run banks

The Supreme Court today cleared the way for the authorities concerned to hold the examination for recruiting senior officers, officers and cash officers in three state-run banks -- Sonali, Rupali and Janata.

Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice Syed Mahmud Hussain stayed for six weeks a High Court order which halted the examinations scheduled for tomorrow.

The Chamber Judge came up with the order following a petition filed by Bangladesh Bank seeking a stay on the High Court order.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam appeared for the central bank.

The High Court on January 7 stayed the January 12 recruitment tests for senior officers, officers and cash officers in three state-run banks -- Sonali, Rupali and Janata.

It also issued a rule asking the respondents to explain within four weeks why they should not be directed to hold the recruitment exams for the three banks as per the 2016 circulars, which were separately issued by the BB, before holding the recruitment tests based on the 2017 circular.

Without holding the recruitment exams in line with the circulars, the central bank issued a combined circular for recruitment in these posts of eight state-run banks, including Sonali, Rupali and Janata, which is illegal, he said, adding that his clients had not applied for the posts when the combined circular was issued in 2017.

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