“Muktijoddher Chetona” to be mandatory for government job in Bangladesh

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Declaration of the possession and adherence to the ‘Muktijuddher Chetona’ or the ‘Spirit of the Liberation War of 1971’ is to be added as an obligatory requisite in achieving a government job. Also to be included for job entry and consequent job security is a mandatory declaration of belief that “Bangladesh rose only and only through the leadership of Bangabandhu, the father of the nation”.

The following have been proposed as amendments to the Public Servant Act by the Parliamentary Standing Committee related to the Ministry of Public Administration. The recommendations were proposed at the ninth meeting of the committee which was presided over by H N Ashiqur Rahman in order to effect measures to achieve administrative enhancement earlier on Wednesday.

The Committee proposed the addition of a clause in the Act stating, “Since the rise of Bangladesh was under the leadership of the Father of nation Bangabandhu in light of the ideals of nationalism, socialism, democracy and secularism through a long struggle and subsequent bloody war; it is obligatory to have absolute trust and faith to the above mentioned conditions in gaining access to and maintaining a position as a government employee and it is also deemed necessary that all the activities and functions of the government are to be conducted in the same spirit and towards the same end”.

The committee also proposed that those who ‘were not faithful to the ideological basis of Bangladesh’s existence and either denied or were seen to be lacking in the spirit of the Liberation War of 1971’ should be sacked from government employment.

In the recommendation it states, ‘if it appears in conduct, behavior and function of any employee that, the employee is not faithful to the ideological basis of Bangladesh and either denied or were seen to be lacking in the spirit of the Liberation War of 1971, he shall be sacked in lieu of investigation of his conduct and in this issue according to the Article 135 and its 1, 2, 2 (C) and 3 section of the Constitution of Bangladesh authority’s decision or in cases the presidential decision will be the final.’

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