Basic Bank recruitment irregularities, 5 member committee formed...

Basic Bank recruitment irregularities, 5 member committee formed

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:04 AM, 2 January 2022   Updated: 01:18 PM, 2 January 2022

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A five-member committee has been formed to look into the matter of 783 officials who were illegally appointed to the state-owned Basic Bank. 

The committee has been asked to submit its report by March 31. The information has been revealed on Sunday (January 2).

The five-member committee has been formed headed by Sheikh Mohammad Saleem Ullah, Secretary, Financial Institutions Division, Ministry of Finance. 

Earlier, a parliamentary committee took cognizance of a complaint lodged by the Commercial Audit Directorate. It has been alleged that in 2014, 783 officials were appointed irregularly. The appointed officials are still in office.

Following the scandal over the loan disbursement, there were reports of massive irregularities and corruption in the recruitment of employees at Basic Bank Limited. Despite not having minimum qualifications, appointments have been made in various posts violating the policy. In many cases, they did not even have to appear in the recruitment test, they did not have to submit resumes and application forms. There were no recruitment advertisements in the newspapers. Even the age limit of government service was not followed. 

The report of Bangladesh Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has revealed the information of these unprecedented irregularities and corruption.