As many as 9,243 posts of the land ministry and its different offices remain vacant accumulating around half of total 19,420 positions.
In a recent meeting of the parliamentary standing committee, the land ministry faced pressure to recruit and promote its staffers against the vacancies in the offices under it.
Of the total, as many as 5,000 vacant posts have piled up at the Directorate of Land Record and Survey alone.
In December, the vacancies at the Ministry of Land and Directorate of Land Record and Survey count:
Director General of the land directorate Md Taslimul Islam told Bangla Tribune that new recruitment rules repelling the 1985 ones are yet to be finalised causing the delay in recruitment and promotion for vacant posts.
"As many as 80 cases have been faced over the new policy with several are still pending at the court,” said the official adding the recruitment and promotion would take place after settling the issues.
"The shortage of human resource is hampering the directorate's operation as well as the field level," Islam said.