The Enforcement Team of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has launched an investigation into allegations of irregularities in the recruitment of 4,000 employees of the Department of Secondary and Higher Education (Maushi).
On Sunday (January 9), a team consisting of ACC head office assistant director Jasmine Akhter and Ranjit Kumar Karmakar conducted a raid at the Mausi office.
During the operation, the ACC team spoke to Professor Shahedul Khabir Chowdhury, the officer in charge of investigating the allegations and disclosing the integrity of the allegations, and recorded his statement on the allegations.
According to the ACC, according to the recruitment rules 1991, with the approval of their appointment, first they took steps for recruitment through written and oral examination but later Mausi took the examination in MCQ system number 80. The tenth grade posts in the ‘exhibitor’ category are assigned by themselves (Mausi) by showing the third grade. But during the promotion, the cadre service is assimilated by showing second class or tenth grade through PSC.
When asked about this, Professor Shahedul Khabir Chowdhury told the ACC, “Our job is to appoint, and the responsibility of PSC is to give promotion.” We have nothing to do there.
A review of the documents in this regard shows that although the tenth grade posts are mentioned as second class in the note sheet of the document, in case of appointment approval of the ministry, it is approved by showing the third class and the recruitment notification is issued. Further allegations in this regard along with the appointment rules and minutes of the committee are requested along with the concerned authorities.
The ACC further said that after enforcing the documents provided, the enforcement team will submit a report along with the commission with the recommendation of detailed investigation.
Another ACC enforcement team also launched an operation on the same day in the wake of allegations of bribery from bailed inmates against others, including the assistant jail guard of Sherpur district jail.
The operation was led by Latif Hawladar, Deputy Assistant Director, ACC Integrated District Office, Tangail.
The ACC team visited the Sherpur Jail on the spot and spoke in detail about the allegations with the officer-in-charge.
He told the ACC team that the complainant had already received his money. The payment was delayed as his two wives were claimants. The ACC team has collected various documents regarding a complaint lodged by the jail authorities.