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No bar to recruit JU teachers: HC

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:48 PM, 20 June 2021  

High Court; File Photo

High Court; File Photo

The High Court today has rejected a writ petition challenging the validity of the recruitment of six teachers in the Department of Philosophy of Jahangirnagar University (JU) online, as a result, there is no bar to appoint six teachers in the department, lawyers said.

The High Court bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md. Mostafizur Rahman passed the order on Sunday.

Barrister Anik R Haque and Advocate Syeda Nasrin appeared for the writ petition. Advocate Kumar Debul Dey was in favor of JU. Deputy Attorney General Bipul Bagmar appeared for the state.

Earlier on June 15, the High Court had asked the government to halt the online recruitment process of six teachers in the Department of Philosophy of Jahangirnagar University till June 20.

Earlier, a writ petition was filed in the High Court challenging the validity of the appointment of six teachers in the Department of Philosophy of JU online. Four teachers of the department filed the writ petition on June 10.

The writ-filed teachers are – Dr. Md. Kamrul Ahsan, Dr. SM Anwar Ullah Bhuiyan, Md. Zakir Hossain and Abdus Sattar. The writ sought suspension of the recruitment of six teachers in the Department of Philosophy.

JU has announced the appointment of six teachers in the Department of Philosophy. Later, the selection board called for an online oral test on June 12. Eight teachers of the Jahangirnagar University have sent a letter to the University Grants Commission (UGC) calling the move to recruit six teachers in the empty campus a ploy. However, they did not receive a reply to the letter and filed a writ petition.

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