Recruitment and Selection Process in Bangladesh Civil Service: A Critical Overview

Momtaz Jahan


An efficient civil service  is essential for effective implementation of public policy and delivery of public services.  To build an efficient civil service system, government must ensure that talented, competent and committed persons are recruited in the civil service. So the recruitment and selection process should be objective, uniform and of high quality. But it is very unfortunate that sound recruitment system for civil service does not exist in Bangladesh. Ensuring merit in public appointment is an important element of quality civil service. But merit has not given due importance in our recruitment policy. Reservation of posts, politicization of bureaucracy and faulty examination system are destroying the reputation of recruitment and selection process to be a fair and sound system .Against this backdrop this paper intends to assess and evaluate the existing recruitment and selection process of BCS and provide some suggestions to improve the present situation.

Key words: Recruitment, Selection, Civil Service, Cadre Service, Merit, Equity.

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