A writ petition was filed with the High Court today challenging the legality of government action for keeping quota system in appointing assistant teachers for government primary schools across the country.
Md Tarek Rahman, a candidate for the post of assistant teacher, submitted the petition to the HC seeking its order on the authorities concerned of the government to cancel the quota system in the recruitment.
Petitioner's lawyer Aklas Uddin Bhuiyan told The Daily Star that the public administration ministry has cancelled the quota system in recruitment of primary school teachers through issuing a notification on October 4, 2018.
But the primary and mass education ministry on October 18 this year issued a circular for recruiting more than 35,000 assistant teachers for government primary schools across the country including the quota system.
According to the circular, 40 percent quota for women, 20 percent quota for children and staff members of existing teachers and only 20 percent quota for male candidates have been kept which is discriminatory, unconstitutional and contradictory to the notification issued by the public administration ministry on October 4, 2018, the lawyer said.
Aklas Uddin Bhuiyan said the HC may hear the petition next week.