The High Court on Tuesday directed the government to appoint 28 candidates, who passed the 34th and 35th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations but were not given appointments.
The HC bench comprising Justice Md Ashraful Kamal and Justice Razik-al-Jalil gave the verdict after hearing three separate writ petitions filed by the candidates.
The government was asked to appoint the candidates at their respective posts within 60 days of receiving the High Court judgement.
Advocate Abdus Sattar Palowan, a lawyer for writ petitioners informed journalists that his clients passed the BCS examination and the Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) had recommended the government for their appointment. However, his clients were deprived of the job and the government delayed their appointment by purpose.
The government will have to give the appointments and provide the candidates with the salaries and benefits from the date of PSC’s recommendation, the lawyer added.