The age limit for entering the job in Bangladesh is 35 years. There has been a movement about this. But Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has argued why the government did not accept it.
Responding to a reporter’s question at a press conference on her recent visit to China, the Prime Minister said that raising the age limit for entry into service to 35 would be a “miserable situation”.
He argues that even if it is late now, a student can complete SSC in 18 years and HSC in 18 years.
After that Arnas can complete four years and one year to complete the Masters within 23 years. Even if it is one or two years late, it may take 24-25 years, he said.
“Whether it is still possible to accept this demand or not, you decide the answer yourself,” said Sheikh Hasina.
He questioned the rationale of such a movement by presenting the data from the three-year BCS examination from PSC.
According to the data provided by him, the pass rate of candidates aged 29 years and above in the 35th, 36th and 38th BCS exams collected is 3.45 per cent, 3.23 per cent and 0.61 per cent respectively.
“It’s 35 years old now,” he told reporters.
He said, “Then there will be marriage, there will be sons and daughters, there will be wives, there will be house management and there will be exams. Then there will be more miserable conditions!”
The Prime Minister said, “There is a time to do a job, there is an energy.”
But after 35 years, if the job test results, it takes 36 years to complete the training and join, he mentioned.
“Then with whom will I run a government,” he asked.
There was a proposal in Parliament to raise the age of entry into service to 35 years. Sheikh Hasina said that these issues were considered then.