Students are angry with the decision to restore quota in government jobs


The students reacted angrily to the High Court’s verdict on canceling the 30 percent quota for government jobs including freedom fighters. Most of the students were surprised by the high court’s decision.

After this verdict, students are expressing their reaction on social media.

Discipline has returned to government jobs since the abolition of the quota system and many feel that if it is re-introduced, deserving candidates will again be deprived.

Students are angry with the decision to restore quota in government jobs

Hazrat Ali, a student of Islamic History and Culture Department of Dhaka University (DU) told Jago News, ‘quota system can be logical in some cases. There may be quotas for backward castes and communities. The 30 percent freedom fighter quota that has been said to be maintained is completely unreasonable. If this quota is maintained after so many years of independence, then those who are ahead in terms of merit are being discriminated against. There should be no quota in jobs except in certain fields. Recruitment will be based on merit, those who are ahead in merit should be given jobs.’

Students are angry with the decision to restore quota in government jobs

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Criticizing the quota benefits of the third generation of the liberation war, a student named Nazmus Shakib of the political science department of Dhaka University wrote on Facebook, ‘Freedom fighters are the best children of the nation. It is natural that they will get priority in everything. Their children will get it as well. But the third generation means grandchildren why should be brought under this quota? What is the logic of this?’

Another student named Imran Hasan wrote, ‘The ordinary students will die in the library and reading room all day and they (quota holders) will be the first class holders of the country with quota jobs.’

Students are angry with the decision to restore quota in government jobs

Some people are mocking the decision to maintain the quota. A student named Shafiqul Islam satirized the decision to maintain the quota and wrote, Is the freedom fighter quota a reward or a compensation? If compensation is to be paid after so many years of war, how many more years should be given?’

Regarding the quota, the teacher of statistics department. Lutfar Rahman said, ‘There is already a lot of unemployment in the country, students are not getting jobs after passing. The job market is depressed. In this situation, due to the introduction of quota system again, more competition will increase among the job seekers. One side will get advantage, talent for this group will be deprived of jobs. As a result, there will be a lot of dissatisfaction among the new generation of job seekers. Reinstating it after a long time does not seem to me to be conducive to unemployment at all.’

Students are angry with the decision to restore quota in government jobs

Arabic department teacher Dr. Mohammad Rafiqul Islam said, ‘It is not logical to give benefits again to those who are already getting benefits through this amount of quota. In some cases there may be quotas. There may be a certain amount of quota for tribals, disabled or such backward communities. But that is not so much.’

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