The government has decided to recruit people over 12,600 posts at technical institutions in the country aiming to promote job-oriented education in Bangladesh. The posts include - 1,061 cadre and 11,546 non-cadre posts in 48 polytechnic institutes and 64 technical schools and colleges.
Sources said that a notification would be issued in this regard next week as all the necessary paperwork has been completed and sent to the Prime Minister Office. However, it was learnt that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has recently given her consent to the proposal.
The move aims at addressing the acute manpower shortage in 113 government institutes — 49 polytechnics and 64 technical colleges — under the Technical and Madrasa Education Division.
Additional secretary of Technical and Madrasah Education Division Dr Md Omar Faruque said that the recruitment for the 12,607 posts will be made in three financial years, starting this fiscal.
He said, “The government is creating the posts to address the acute manpower crisis in the technical institutes which are currently being run by one-third staff. The teaching standards and enrollment rates are expected to rise, following the recruitment.”
BSS adds: The government for the first time has created cadre posts for the technical institutions as part of its move to promote technical education for creating skilled manpower to meet its growing demand at home and abroad. Dr Md Omar Faruque told BSS that the move came as part of the government’s priority to promote technical and vocational education to create skilled manpower for the present job markets at home and abroad.
He also said that the government has undertaken a project to establish a technical school and college in every upazila while the work on establishing 100 new technical institutions is underway.
Currently, there are 113 government technical education institutes — 49 polytechnic institutes and 64 technical colleges — and 4,727 other private institutes in the country.
The cadre posts are being created under five categories for the 49 polytechnic institutes under the Technical and Madrasa Education Division.
Among the posts, there are 20 vice principal posts (Grade-5 in the national pay-scale, 2015), while 169 chief instructors (technical) (Grade-6), 57 chief instructors (non-technical) (Grade-6), 510 instructors (technical) (Grade-9) and 305 instructors (non-technical) (Grade-9).
Dr Md Omar Faruque said that the initiative will have positive impacts on overseas employment of Bangladeshi workers and inflow of remittance as there is high demand of skilled workers in the foreign countries.
\Earlier, the Public Administration Ministry approved a proposal for creation of total 13,072 posts (1,244 cadre posts permanently and 12,728 non-cadre posts temporary basis). Later, the Finance Division agreed to create 12,607 posts (1,061 cadre posts and 11,546 non-cadre posts) in the revenue sector. The Finance Division has also fixed the salary scales for the posts.